Food writer Alexandra Zissu shared this fun “non-recipe” recently. Since we’re approaching the food-oriented winter holidays, and you’re likely to have some root vegetables in the yet-unfrozen ground, we thought we’d share it afresh. Joan Gussow is the author of This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader and last year’s Growing Older: A Chronicle […]Read More..
A quiet fight is being waged across America today, a fight for the right to eat what you want. At the top of the list of contentious foods is a beverage: raw milk. The FDA doesn’t mince words about its view of the food, calling it dangerous and advising that nobody consume it, under any […]Read More..
From The Browser, a site that is “creating a 21st century library of Writing Worth Reading”: One of their sections is FiveBooks, in which an editor interviews a renowned authority who discusses his or her area of expertise and provides their choice of the best five books to read. Ever wondered what the experts read? […]Read More..
Would you be ready if a tropical storm flooded your town? Don’t say it couldn’t happen, even bucolic, boreal Vermont experienced such a disaster this fall! What about an earthquake, or terrorist attack, or wild fire? It’s tempting to ignore the possibility, but if you do you could end up one of the zombie-like victims […]Read More..
It’s nice to be liked. “Like” us on Facebook and learn more about the politics and practice of sustainable living! Chelsea Green’s Facebook Page consolidates our news and blog postings, special offers, video, author articles, and events, all in one place, where it’s easy to share articles you enjoy with your friends, chime in on […]Read More..
“Wendell Berry says the way we eat determines to a large extent how the world will be used. And for me that points to the way that our effort in the backyard with the small flock can be integrated into a more holistic way of producing our food.” With these wise words Harvey Ussery will […]Read More..
Scientist and author Lynn Margulis is one of the 20 most influential scientists alive today, according to Super Scholar! Her ideas about symbiogenesis have vastly enriched conventional ways of understanding biological evolution. We couldn’t agree more. Since 2006, Chelsea Green has partnered with Margulis and her son, scholar Dorion Sagan, to produce Sciencewriters Books, an […]Read More..
Sepp Holzer is an Austrian farmer, author and an international consultant for natural agriculture. He took over his parents’ mountain farm business in 1962 and pioneered the use of ecological farming, or permaculture, techniques at high altitudes (1,100 to 1,500 meters above sea level) after being unsuccessful with regular farming methods. He has been called […]Read More..
Last month Amory Lovins, author of Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era, spoke to a fascinated crowd at the US Green Building Council’s conference, Greenbuild. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for […]Read More..
Since 1999 the Weston A. Price Foundation has advocated on behalf of traditional foods–especially those containing animal fats. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats. Their annual conference is […]Read More..