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Eager Beaver! And the winner is…

February 27, 2019

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter has won the 2019 PEN America E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing! A first book by journalist Ben Goldfarb, Eager has received several accolades since its release last year, including being named an Outside Magazine’s “Best Book of 2018” and a “Notable Work of Nonfiction”…

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In Remembrance: Matthew Stein

January 7, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Matthew Stein, author, environmentalist, MIT-educated engineer, green builder, and beloved member of the Chelsea Green family. Matthew died on December 19, 2018, while out in nature pursuing one of his many passions, rock climbing. In 2000 Matthew published his first book with Chelsea Green,…

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Chelsea Green 2018 Blog in Review

Chelsea Green Publishing: A Year In Review

December 28, 2018

It’s been quite the year here at Chelsea Green! We opened our first international office in London, England, launched a brand new website, published a ton of amazing books, welcomed new Grasshoppers to the team, and so much more! Grab a cuppa, settle in, and join us as we look back on what a great…

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Extra, Extra! Chelsea Green Authors in the News

December 21, 2018

One of the most rewarding parts of our job is working with an amazing roster of authors who are not only leaders in their fields but also passionate about spreading their knowledge to the world. So, when those authors are featured in the news talking about their books, sharing wisdom and insight, and getting people…

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Our Favorite Summer Reads

June 21, 2018

Wondering what to read this summer? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Grab your towel and claim the best pool chair or relax at your homestead with one of these perfect summer reads. Whether its nature reads, to healing your gut, everything wild, or inspirational books you’ll have your nose in a book all summer long…

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New Projects Fuel Sustainability at Chelsea Green

March 26, 2018

Article by Alex Green. Originally posted on Publishers Weekly. Follow them on Twitter @PublishersWkly and Facebook at @PubWeekly   From the content of its books to the paper it prints on, Chelsea Green Publishing is known for its focus on sustainability. But if that word suggests that operations at the Vermont-based publishing house move at a modest…

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Books to Curl up with this Winter!

February 12, 2018

William Wordsworth was right when he said, “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” Nevertheless, the cold, dark days of winter can still get the best of even Nature’s most tenderhearted admirer. What’s one to do? We here at Chelsea Green have concocted the perfect cabin fever remedy with our suggested winter reading…

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Fermentation Favorites

January 24, 2018

There is no denying it: the days are short and unless you planned for winter growing your garden is all about the root vegetables. Don’t let the winter get you down. There are plenty of garden goodies perfect for the changing weather. A major part of Chelsea Green’s mission is to inspire you with ideas and practical…

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BORN ON THIRD BASE author, Chuck Collins, to be interviewed by Bernie Sanders

October 2, 2017

On Tuesday, October 3rd at 11:30 a.m. EST, check out Facebook.com/SenatorSanders for a special Facebook Live event with Senator Bernie Sanders and Chuck Collins, Institute for Policy Studies, author of Born on Third Base, co-editor of Inequality.org. In case you miss the live broadcast, you can watch the replay on the Facebook event page. In…

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Everyone’s talking about it: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer

June 29, 2017

In The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins offer up a holistic and metabolic based protocol for managing and preventing cancer. Based on The Optimal Terrain Ten Protocol, patients and doctors are guided through ten key elements of a person’s terrain that influence cancer progress. Read an excerpt from The Metabolic…

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Learn from Chelsea Green authors this summer at Sterling College

May 2, 2017

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…

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Chelsea Green embraces new vision

April 1, 2017

After 33 years in business, Chelsea Green Publishing has decided it’s time to re-energize the company with a new mission and vision statement. In light of the current world situation, it seems like “the politics and practices of Viking living” is the way to go. “We tested the water with Make Mead Like a Viking,…

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In Remembrance: Toby Hemenway

December 21, 2016

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Toby Hemenway, a beloved teacher, author, and permaculturalist. In October of 2015, Toby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Despite treatment that seemed to be working, the cancer returned this fall, and eventually Toby signed up for home hospice on December 16, 2016. He died…

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Chelsea Green: In the Media 2016

December 21, 2016

Oh, 2016. Where did the time go? Each year, Chelsea Green receives hundreds of mentions (well over 1000 in 2016) in the media both big and small. From interviews, to excerpts, to opinion pieces by authors we’re always working to make sure that the mission and message of each book is spread far and wide.…

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Yes, America We Can Make It … Really

December 15, 2016

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.…

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You won’t have a revolution if you don’t ask for one. So, what are you waiting for?

November 17, 2016

Get ready for the era of Big Organizing. In Rules for Revolutionaries, authors Becky Bond and Zack Exley lay out the 22 Rules the fueled the Bernie Sanders campaign and which provide a way forward for activists looking for ways to move forward post-Election Day. This model, which the authors call “Big Organizing” is the…

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Author Nicolette Hahn Niman to Speak at Nobel Dialogue on the Future of Food

November 14, 2016

What does a former environmental lawyer and vegetarian turned cattle rancher have in common with Bob Dylan? They’ll both be — theoretically — in Stockholm in December during the Nobel Prize ceremonies. That’s right – Chelsea Green author Nicolette Hahn Niman will be one of several global opinion leaders and experts taking part in this…

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We Got Trump-ed. Now What?

November 10, 2016

As the country braces for a Trump presidency, this post-election playbook points the way forward. “We can win — but only if we continue to develop the kinds of tactics, tools, and vision laid out in this vitally important book, perhaps the first to explore how to organize at the true scale of the crises…

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"Rules for Revolutionaries" Offers New Political Playbook for Activists

October 11, 2016

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the “rules” used by the “revolutionaries” who helped harness the volunteer power that fueled Bernie Sanders’ historic, and insurgent, presidential campaign. Authors Becky Bond and Zack Exley led the Sanders campaign’s efforts to recruit and engage volunteers at an unprecedented level, which was crucial to the Vermont senator capturing 46…

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In Memory: Poet David Budbill

September 27, 2016

“One village of the many—call it Judevine.” The Chelsea Green family was saddened to hear of the death of Vermont poet, author, and friend David Budbill. He died early Sunday morning, September 25, 2016 at his home in Montpelier. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease a year ago, and was in steady decline. In…

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Hop Grower's Handbook Wins Silver for Garden Writing

August 15, 2016

We’re “hopping” for joy at Chelsea Green for authors Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring as they’ve been honored with a Silver Medal by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators for their book The Hop Grower’s Handbook. Laura and Deitrich won the prestigious honor in the Writing category for a technical/reference book of greater than…

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Gene Logsdon: Contrary Farmer & Rural Philosopher (1931-2016)

June 3, 2016

One of Chelsea Green’s most prolific writers, thinkers, and all-around curmudgeonly but lovable farmer — Gene Logsdon — died this week. We were heartbroken to hear the news, and many of us who have worked with Gene over the years  began to think of all the ways in which we were the better for not…

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Hands-On Learning: School of The New American Farmstead

April 10, 2016

This summer, twelve of our authors (plus Chelsea Green’s own President and Publisher) will be leading hands-on intensive courses at Sterling College in Craftsbury, Vermont. These workshops, classes, and certifications will inspire you, equip you with marketable skills, and provide you with new perspectives on integrated, community-centered farming and food production. Engage your Senses The…

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The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook Wins IACP Award

April 6, 2016

Chelsea Green is thrilled to have received the Food Matters Award for The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center Cookbook, by the OAEC Collective and Olivia Rathbone. The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced its 2016 IACP Award winners on April 3 during a ceremony in Los Angeles. The awards recognize the best food writing of…

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Color Me Green: Chelsea Green to Launch Coloring Books Imprint

April 1, 2016

In response to demand from readers who clearly aren’t able to fill up their days building swales, chicken tractors, forest garden greenhouses, kombucha and kimchi, mead or salad sprouts – Chelsea Green is launching a new imprint of coloring books. These books will bring some of its most popular, and iconic, titles to a new…

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