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Daylily Dangers and Delights

Got some invasive daylilies taking over your garden? Instead of weeding them out why not eat them instead? A common…

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Appetite For Construction

Have you ever wondered why beavers build dams the way they do? Believe it or not, there is actually a…

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Seasonal Journal: Spring/Summer 2018

Every spring and summer, we watch as new life emerges from under the depths, touching the senses with forgotten colors and smells, bringing new energy, and the promise of fresh beginnings. As the new season - and the landscape around it - unfolds, there is an impulse to get out in the world, embrace it, and make it our own.

At Chelsea Green Publishing we are constantly reminded, through the content of our authors, that in these transitional moments we also need to take a breath, pause, and listen to the world around us—making sure we are responding to the landscape’s needs, not just our own.“We can’t impose our will on a system,” Donella Meadows writes in her classic bestseller Thinking in Systems. “We can listen to what the system tells us, and discover how its properties and our value scan work together to bring forth something much better than could ever be produced by our will alone.”

With those words in mind and in the pages that follow, we celebrate the art and bounty of a new spring with the understanding that we live within—and are dependent on—a complex, natural system; and that a regenerative, resilient landscape must build on what has come before.

Let’s face it, the universe is messy. It is non-linear, turbulent, and dynamic. . . . It self-organizes and evolves. It creates diversity and uniformity. That’s what makes the world interesting, that’s what makes it beautiful, and that’s what makes it work

The Book that Started the Organic Farming Revolution

Since its original publication in 1989, The New Organic Grower has been one of the most important farming books available, with pioneer Eliot Coleman leading the charge in the organic movement in the United States. Now fully illustrated and updated, this 30th Anniversary Edition is a must-have for any agricultural library.

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