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How to Make Biochar

For something that looks like a lump of charcoal, biochar certainly has a great press agent. The subject of books, articles, blog posts, research papers, workshop presentations, conference talks, and various top-ten-ideas-that-will-change-the-world lists. Its potential ability to address a variety of global challenges is indisputably large. So, how exactly do you make this strange material?…

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12 Books for Essential Earth Day Reading

As we celebrate Earth Day, hopefully you’re inspired to do some reading about our great planet. We complied 12 books to get you going from farmland to global warming to economics. If you want to initiate change, the best way is to learn as much about the issues impacting Earth as possible and start conversations…

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An Update on Passive-Solar Living from James Kachadorian

Not only are Chelsea Green authors experts in their fields, from organic farming to green building, but they’re also part of our extended family. So it’s always nice when we get an update on how things are going! The following note is from James Kachadorian, author of The Passive Solar House. To paraphrase Mark Twain,…

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