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April 2012

Check out Our Newest Releases!

In keeping with our mission to publish the best books on the politics AND practice of sustainable living, we’re proud to present three excellent — and very different — new books! The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Ellix Katz We can confidently say […]

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Studen Loan Debt, Not Loan Rates, Is the Bigger Issue

As politicians stumble over themselves to agree on a legislative no-brainer — keeping student loan rates low — they are missing a bigger issue for many students and recent graduates: Student loan debt. In a compelling new opinion piece posted on, DIY U author Anya Kamenetz (Chelsea Green, 2010) argues that politicians should be […]

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Becoming a Flower Farmer

Springtime is in full bloom, and along with the warm sun, fragrant blossoms, and promise of a long, fun summer often comes the edgy restlessness of spring fever. If you’re considering a drastic career change — ditching those stocks and bonds you sell all day for stalks and petals instead — this excerpt from the […]

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The Joy of Bok Choy

The following is an excerpt from Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods by Dianne Onstad. It has been adapted for the Web. Chinese Cabbage (Brassica chinensis, B. rapa) The Latin name Brassica derives from the Celtic bresic; chinensis designates the plant’s Chinese origins. General Information Long […]

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Crank up Your Crocks, The Art of Fermentation is Here!

Put down that bubbly glass of kombucha, let the sourdough starter sit for a second, and listen up. The Art of Fermentation is now available! This long-awaited, in-depth guide to all things fermented just arrived in our warehouse, and to celebrate we’re offering a just-released special discount of 25% off this week. Here’s a brief […]

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Two Cheers for the JOBS Act – Michael Shuman Weighs In

Originally published on The Huffington Post . For nearly a century local investing has been essentially illegal, and Wall Street has monopolized all the investment options for the average investor. Thanks to the JOBS Act that President Barack Obama recently signed into law, local investing in job-creating small businesses is now legal. Unfortunately, there has […]

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How Did We Get Here? The Roots of Pot Prohibition

The following is an excerpt from Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert. It has been adapted for the Web. Why is it that our state and federal laws embrace alcohol—a drug that is a known cause of a frightening array of adverse […]

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Presenting the Humble Fig

The following is an excerpt from Whole Foods Companion: A Guide for Adventurous Cooks, Curious Shoppers, and Lovers of Natural Foods by Dianne Onstad. It has been adapted for the Web. Fig (Ficus carica) Shape is a good part of the fig’s delight. —Jane Grigson Figs are restorative, and the best food that can be […]

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Garden Psychology: An Excerpt from Slow Gardening

Felder Rushing is a tenth-generation American gardener, raised into his teen years under the apprenticeship of a horticulturist great-grandmother who grew flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruits without a hose or pesticides, and a garden club grandmother who garnered hundreds of blue ribbons for her plant breeding and displays. Felder’s new book, Slow Gardening: A No-Stress […]

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Amory Lovins: Cars need to go on a diet (video)

Kids say the darnedest things. One of my favorite stories from childhood is a time my little brother made a shocking comment to our neighbor. She had sprained her ankle, and was talking about how it wasn’t healing rapidly enough. She was worried. She didn’t know what to do. Little Andrew, being of the ultra-logical […]

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