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WATCH: Book Trailer for Growing Roots by Katherine Leiner

We frequently hear that the farming population of the United States is both dwindling and aging, as big agribusiness applies outlandish economies of scale to the tired soil. But at the same time there is a burgeoning population of young people getting back to the land in ways both practical and passionate. It’s happening in rural areas across the country, where farms have always been; and in cities as well, where access to healthy food is a growing concern. The local food movement has captured the imagination of many, and they’re finding ways to connect deeply with their nourishment, from starting community gardens and CSA farms, to regionally-focused restaurants and cafes.

Katherine Leiner’s book Growing Roots profiles several members of this new agrarian generation, and highlights their passion for food that is beautiful and good.

Watch this brief trailer to learn more!

Growing Roots is available in our bookstore.


How well do you know your charcuterie?

Prosciutto. Andouille. Country ham. The extraordinary rise in popularity of cured meats in recent years often overlooks the fact that the ancient practice of meat preservation through the use of salt, time, and smoke began as a survival technique. All over the world, various cultures developed ways to extend the viability of the hunt—and later […] Read More

Chelsea Green Weekly for May 5, 2017

Ever wonder what your favorite Chelsea Green authors do between writing groundbreaking–both literally and figuratively–books? Here are the best links and resources for your weekend reading pleasure. Let’s start with The Alzheimer’s Antidote. The Alzheimer’s Antidote Amy Berger has been making the rounds on the health, wellness, and fitness circuit, explaining the theories behind her revolutionary […] Read More

Learn from Chelsea Green authors this summer at Sterling College

Each summer, the School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College in Vermont offers continuing education designed specifically for “agrarians, culinarians, entrepreneurs, and lifelong learners.” Chelsea Green is proud to partner with this program so you can learn from our expert authors in a hands-on, experiential setting at Sterling’s farm and teaching kitchen. Be sure to read […] Read More

4 Books for Growing Food in Winter

Don’t let cold weather stop you from producing and enjoying your own food. For many, the coming of winter simply means cultivation moves indoors or under cover. Small farmers, homesteaders, home gardeners, and commercial growers can extend the growing season with techniques outlined in these essential books. There’s no need for urbanites and small-space dwellers […] Read More

Is My Broth (or Stock) Bad?

Are you planning to start the GAPS diet or any other diet aimed at boosting gut health this year? If so, chances are that stocks and broths are critical components. Even if you’re not changing the way you eat, but you often have pots of aromatic goodness bubbling on your stove, you may have wondered, […] Read More
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