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Holy Shit! Our Newest Releases are Here!

Q: What are Two S-Words You Can’t Say on TV?

A: Shit and Secession!

Check out our newest releases – Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, by Gene Logsdon, and Bye, Bye Miss American Empire, by Bill Kauffman, which traces the historical roots of the secessionist spirit.

Chelsea Green is constantly bringing out books that are ahead of the curve, and often fall under the censor’s pen. Go behind the scenes with world experts and get the straight scoop on subjects which are often out of the reach of the mainstream media.

Holy Shit: Managing Manure To Save Mankind
by Gene Logsdon

OK, maybe it’s a bit of a racy title, but in truth there’s no better way to describe Gene Logsdon’s new book of homage to the backside of agriculture.

Given the food industry’s increasing dependence on chemical fertilizers, the shift to large-scale farming operations, and a national soil that has been consistently depleted and not nourished as it once regularly was, Lodgsdon argues that if we do not return to the age-old practice of turning manure into fertilizer to help feed a growing population, we will all be in deep shit.

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What’s the other ‘S’ word you can’t say on TV?  Secession!

For almost 150 years secession has been a dirty word. But indigenous, grassroots independence movements are rising up across the nation.

Bill Kauffman’s latest book, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire, is an incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession.

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Ask the Expert: Andrew Mefferd

Before writing The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook: Organic Vegetable Production Using Protected Culture, Andrew Mefferd spent seven years in the research department at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, traveling around the world to consult with researchers and farmers on the best practices in greenhouse growing. Andrew has graciously agreed to offer up his expertise to our […] Read More

Top 10 favorite goat facts (with gifs)

New this month from author Gianaclis Caldwell, Holistic Goat Care is the essential resource on caring for your herd. Goats have provided humankind with essential products for centuries; indeed, they bear the noble distinction of being the first domesticated farm animal. From providing milk and meat for sustenance and fiber and hides for clothing and shelter […] Read More

New French edition of The Resilient Farm and Homestead available

Great news for French-speaking fans of Ben Falk’s The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach. The French language translation is now available from Imagine Un Colibri, from French booksellers, and on Amazon.fr. Falk’s book is a technical manual that details the strategies he and his team have developed for […] Read More

How to Make Biochar

Doing some spring cleaning around your property? By making biochar from brush and other hard-to-compost organic material, you can improve soil—it enhances nutrient availability and also enables soil to retain nutrients longer. This excerpt from The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume 3, explains how to get started. To make biochar right in your garden, start by […] Read More

Generosity as Activism, and Other Homesteading Principles to Live By

“Like everyone I know, we occasionally find ourselves faced with a decision to which there is no obvious answer,” says Ben Hewitt, coauthor of The Nourishing Homestead. “Do we borrow money to build a bigger barn, or do we keep getting by with what we have? Do we spend our meager savings on trees and […] Read More
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