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January 2011

Watch: Creighton Lee Calhoun discusses Old Southern Apples

We’re glad to announce the release of Old Southern Apples, Revised and Expanded Edition, by Creighton Lee Calhoun. A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for […]

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Madeleine Kunin: Words Have Consequences

It was a relaxed Saturday afternoon, until my neighbor told me the news: a shooting rampage in Tucson, Arizona had killed six people and critically injured a Congresswoman. The bullets that went flying shattered more than innocent lives – they splintered the glass bubble that we live in. We assume in our daily lives that […]

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Janisse Ray: Track Back – A Love Letter to Riding the Rails

The following article written by Janisse Ray, whose book is Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land, appeared in the January/February issue of Orion Magazine. I set my bags down and look south, beyond the main crossing of Jesup, Georgia. The tracks are empty, weeds growing up all around them. Dusk has fallen, and in […]

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Authors On Tour in January

Chelsea Green authors are experts on everything from solar energy to fermented foods, from progressive politics to socially responsible investing, from adobe home building to edible gardening, and the list goes on. If you’re a university, bookstore, nonprofit organization or other group who is seeking a speaker for an upcoming event, be sure to check […]

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Sy Montgomery: News of a Long-Lost Brother

His letters were a lifeline, connecting me to a family and a culture I loved deeply in a faraway land that I might never see again. “Amar Chotto bon Sy,” the letters would begin: “My Little Sister Sy.” Ever since my first trip to India in 1992, the boatman who showed me the magical tiger […]

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Chicken Manure in the Garden: Mother Earth News excerpts Gene Logsdon’s Holy Shit

The following excerpt from Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind by Gene Logsdon appeared originally on the web at Mother Earth News. The chicken is the easiest and most productive animal for the small garden farm, especially in terms of handling manure. Humans have known this forever, which is why in almost all so-called […]

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Finding Farming: A Possibility for Deep Happiness

The good folks at Civil Eats ran the following essay, written by Chelsea Green’s Associate Editor Makenna Goodman and published in Katherine Leiner’s book, Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks, and Food Activists, on their website yesterday. Enjoy! Growing up I had these artsy parents who served “thoughtful” food. At lunchtime I […]

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Bob Cavnar: Obama Blinks. Deepwater to Resume.

On Monday, as we predicted, the Obama administration blinked on deepwater oil and gas development, clearing the way for 16 deepwater projects to resume without environmental review.  Though the administration says that the projects must be managed under new safety regulations, those regulations include no material redesign of well control or safety systems.  While the […]

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Ron and Arnie Koss: Revolutionizing Business Education

The following article was written by Ron and Arnie Koss, authors of The Earth’s Best Story: A Bittersweet Tale of Twin Brothers Who Sparked an Organic Revolution. Revolutionizing Business Education – Part I: The “Golden” Standard If there were ever a case to overhaul business and entrepreneurship education, it would be made by the world […]

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Joan Gussow featured in the L.A. Times

The Los Angeles Times started the New Year off on a positive note with this article on Joan Dye Gussow, author of Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables. Take a look, below. Joan Gussow Looks at Life and LossBy Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Joan Gussow has long had a reputation for […]

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