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April 2008

RAFT Featured in The New York Times

Today, the Dining & Wine section of The New York Times featured, on its front page, Renewing America’s Food Traditions—Gary Paul Nabhan’s collection of cultural histories, recipes, and folk traditions associated with the rarest food plants and animals in North America. While offering a eulogy to a once-common game food that has gone extinct—the passenger […]

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ForeWord Magazine: “Chelsea Green books are the bee’s knees!”

OK, so that’s not an exact quote, but we are proud to have learned that three of our books, The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor by Les Leopold, Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier, and Javatrekker by Dean Cycon, are each finalists for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award in their respective categories, Biography, […]

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A New Web Site for Chelsea Green

Chelsea Green is pleased to announce the launch of a completely new company web site, and as you’ve likely guessed, a completely new company web strategy. This new site incorporates all the best features of our previous site (secure e-commerce, book information, author events, etc.) with a slew of new community-minded features. The largest change […]

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Sacred Ecology (Book Excerpt)

The following is an excerpt from the chapter Sacred Ecology in Not In His Image by John Lamb Lash. In this chapter Lash offers readers some insight into our spiritual relationship. If there is any real prospect of recovering and reviving Gnosis today, it will require looking closely at problems endemic to the Piscean Age, […]

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Be an EcoDaredevil

This special Earth Day op-ed comes to us courtesy of our own EcoDaredevil herself, Diane Wilson. Nichols gave an incredible presentation at Bioneers last year (the one held in California), and is a self-professed “turtle geek.” Jump the Chasm: Are you an EcoDaredevil? By Wallace J. Nichols In the 1970’s, I idolized Evel Knievel. He […]

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The Benefits of Perennial Vegetables

The following article is from Perennial Vegetables, winner, 2008 American Horticultural Society Book Award. Think about how much work your perennial flower beds take compared to your annual vegetable garden. In a busy year, your perennial garden largely sails through despite neglect. Once your perennials are established, and if they are suited to your climate […]

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small Change, big Change

This update in from Chelsea Green author Dan Chiras (The New Ecological Home), and his ongoing efforts to help rebuild the small town of Greensburg, Kansas. On May 4, 2007, one of the most powerful tornados ever witnessed in the United States leveled the town of Greensburg, a small community of 1,000 people. The nearly […]

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Keeping the green in Vermont

If you’re in Vermont and you want to help divert money away from the same old corporate and government robber barons, consider keeping your money here in Vermont. A new effort, supported in part by Chelsea Green, is called “Keep it in Vermont” and is urging Vermonters to consider re-investing their $600-1200 federal rebate checks […]

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Fixing the climate without soaking the middle class

Author Peter Barnes (Climate Solutions) has a new article circulating, and a new website promoting his inventive Cap and Dividend program as a way to ensure that everyone benefits dfrom either a carbon tax, or an auction of carbon emission permits. As Barnes notes, There’s also an attractive premise behind cap and dividend: the atmosphere […]

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The lesser evil is a lot lesser

Think Clinton is a self-aggrandizing, power-grubbing jerk? Think Obama is a neophyte, empty-rhetoric chump? Think Nader is an absolute joke? Okay, you are more than welcome to your opinion, but keep the following in mind as you allow yourself to stew in a cynical stew of “they’re all the same.” From Juan Cole: … In […]

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