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What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming: Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action

The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.

In What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identif......


Fermentation Workshop with Sandor Ellix Katz DVD Trailer


Contrary to popular belief, fermenting foods is a simple process. But it needs to be done correctly, and there's no better person to inform us about managing microbial bacteria to produce highly nutritious food. In fact, with Sandor Ellix Katz a.......

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Perennial Gardening: Grow More Food with Less Work!

Congratulations, you survived another long winter! It is officially spring and time to dig in. If you’re looking for some new crops to liven up your garden and your palate, give perennials a chance.

Perennial vegetables are a food gardener’s dream. Plant them once, treat them well, and they’ll keep feeding you year after year. You'll have plants you never dreamed could be dinner. We've included some perennial inspired projects below to get you started!

Farm and Garden Sale: 30% off Until March 31st

If you have a garden obsession—or want to nurture a budding obsession—we've got ...
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Submitted by admin on March 26, 2015 10:25 AM
Manage Your Chicken Manure: The Joys of Deep Litter

Ever heard the phrase, “always follow your nose?” As it turns out, this is a good rule of thumb when it comes to chicken manure—but what is it that your nose is telling you, exactly?

In his book, The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, chicken expert Harvey Ussery gives us the low-down on not just what that classic manure-smell means, but how to eliminate it completely from your chicken coop through his innovative deep litter method. In the following excerpt, he teaches us what deep litter is, how it is particularly effective in a chicken coop, ...

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Submitted by admin on March 24, 2015 03:46 PM
Building a Sustainable Community: The D Acres Model

If you were going to create a community-based homestead or farm from scratch, where would you start? What building materials would you use? What crops would you grow and what animals would you raise? How would you develop an organizational structure and connect with your community? And, how would you make sure all of this evolves in perpetuity and is truly sustainable?

For the past twenty years, Josh Trought, founder of D Acres of New Hampshire, has been asking himself these very same questions and has come up with a model to help others ...

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Submitted by admin on March 24, 2015 12:00 PM
We’re Hiring! Join the Team as Our Next Editorial Intern

For 30 years, Chelsea Green has been the go-to publisher for people seeking foundational books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, including organic gardening and agriculture, renewable energy, green building, eco-cuisine, and ethical business. In 2012, we decided to practice what we publish and became employee-owned. We are a founding member of the Green Press Initiative and have been printing books on recycled paper since 1985, when our first list of books went on sale. We print our books on paper that consists of a minimum of 30 percent post-consumer waste and aim ...

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Submitted by admin on March 19, 2015 10:00 AM
You've Got Mail. And it's Chicks!

There's nothing quite like having a box of cute, fluffy chicks arrive in the mail. It's miraculous, notes author and homesteader Ben Hewitt, that a newly hatched chick can survive without food and water for exactly the amount of time it takes to mail a package from anywhere in the United States to anywhere else in the United States.

If you're considering purchasing some mail-order chicks, read the following excerpt from Hewitt's recently released The Nourishing Homestead for tips on housing, fencing, feed, and more.

Or, if you think ducks might be more your ...
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Submitted by admin on March 18, 2015 08:50 AM
Here comes Spring: Get Your Garden Started!

Spring has sprung! Okay, not quite yet but we've come a long way from winter wind chills. We're itching to grab some pruners and get outdoors. We bet you are too!

Whether you are planting or planning your garden, homestead or backyard paradise we're here to help you get an early start with our gardening and homesteading books.

30% Off ALL Farm & Garden Books until March 31st

Learn tried and true techniques from our expert authors so you can reap a plentiful harvest. Don't miss some ...

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