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Chelsea Green on Instagram: Our Most Popular Photos of 2016

What a year for Chelsea Green on Instagram!

We began the year with 500 followers and are now fast approaching 4,000 photo-loving brewers, gardeners, cheesemakers, permaculturists, foodies, seed-savers, homesteaders, foragers, and more.

Our most popular posts of 2016 say a lot about what makes you happy: mushrooms, innovative garden designs and techniques, tiny cabins, and cabbages so big you need a wheelbarrow to cart them around. What makes us happy is not only sharing fun and inspiring pictures and information from our books but scrolling through our feed and seeing all of the incredible things our readers are growing, building, and cooking.

Here’s to another year, and to our next 4,000 followers—welcome! You can find us on Instagram here.

Books in the collage clockwise from upper left, ending in center:

Farming the Woods
Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares
The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm
Miraculous Abundance
Will Bonsall’s Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening
Mycorrhizal Planet
Paradise Lot
Renewing America’s Food Traditions (out of print)
Miraculous Abundance

And, don’t forget about our Holiday Sale, which is happening now through Dec. 31. You can get 35% off most of our books (the sale does not apply to pre-orders and some select new releases). Spend $100 or more and we’ll ship your books for free.

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 Falk’s book is a technical manual that details the strategies he and his team have developed for […] Read More

Prepare! Keep a Grab-n-Go Survival Kit Handy

Are you prepared in the event of a sudden emergency? Blizzard, earthquake, insurrection after the inauguration? We know a lot of people are wondering what’s coming next in the US, as well as the world, given terrorism, politics, and global warming, among other threats. In this excerpt from When Technology Fails, a popular book on […] Read More

A Bloggin’ We Shall Go: Your Favorite Blog Posts from 2016

Ah, 2016 – where did the time fly? It seems like only earlier this year we were excited about designing swales and getting to know more about no-till farming, and we ended up focusing on the heart, ketogenic diets and seeking a bio-abundant future. While the top 7 blog posts of the year don’t exactly […] Read More

Yes, America We Can Make It … Really

Uncertainty got you down? The political world may seem like it’s crumbling around us, but this we know: We can make it, America. Literally, we can make things. Houses. Gardens. Food. Below we’ve selected some of our classic how-to and DIY books (and some new favorites) to help you sustain your self, family, and community. […] Read More

Get Ready, Get Resilient

Are you resilient? How about we put your answer to the test, literally. Now, we know that assessment is always an important, albeit imperfect, subjective, and incomplete tool. In order to understand one’s skill in living a resilient lifestyle, Ben Falk, author of the award-winning The Resilient Farm and Homestead, developed the following assessment tool. […] Read More