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January 2012

Love a Book? Tell the World! — Or, The Importance of Online Reviews

You hear it all the time in this free-market worshiping country: vote with your dollars. It’s a paltry excuse for representation, politically speaking, I mean, I’m assuming you’re just a regular person like me, with a rather small amount of “votes” to spend. It’s not exactly in fitting with that old chestnut “one person, one […]

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Marijuana Push in Colorado Likens It to Alcohol — The New York Times

DENVER — Proponents of marijuana have argued for years that the drug is safer than alcohol, both to individuals and society. But a ballot proposal to legalize possession of marijuana in small amounts in Colorado, likely to be on the November ballot, is putting the two intoxicants back into the same sentence, urging voters to […]

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Winter Conference Season Kick Off Sale – Save 35%!

One of the great things about a northeastern winter is the strong sense of community the harsh weather inspires. A great way to feel that sense of community is to check out your local organic farming organizations. Hang out with small farmers, sample delicious local foods, attend workshops by renowned experts, and learn a thing […]

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Coming Soon!

This spring is shaping up to be one of our most exciting seasons yet, with new titles to fill important niches in your sustainable living library. Are you already an avid sauerkraut fermenter, but looking to raise your microbial game to the next level? Check out The Art of Fermentation from Sandor Ellix Katz! Are […]

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Miso Soup for the Soul

The following is an excerpt from Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Katz. It has been adapted for the Web. The classic way to enjoy miso is in the form of miso soup. The comfort and healing that Jewish grandmothers have proverbially offered in the form of chicken soup, […]

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Amory Lovins Explains It All: How Business Can Lead the March Toward a Renewable Future

One of our latest books isn’t by just an amazing activist-author, it’s by an amazing think-and-do-tank as well!  Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era takes a hard look at current technology and explains, carefully and objectively, how it’s possible to leave fossil fuels behind in just 40 years — and why […]

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The Hell Child: Citizens United Enters the Terrible Twos

Today marks the second anniversary of the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad U.S. Supreme Court decision known as Citizens United. Yes, it’s true, our little devil-may-care campaign spending hellion is now entering his terrible twos. And it shows. If any one felt as if the United States was a plutocracy wearing democracy as a […]

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Sap Moon, and a Recipe for ‘Hot Coco Cocoa’

The following is an excerpt from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice. It has been adapted for the Web. Once again we shall See the snow melt Taste the flowing sap Touch the budding seeds. Smell the whitening flowers Know the renewal of life. —From an Anishnabeg (Ojibway) thanksgiving […]

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A Strike for Internet Freedom

We’ve been asked by some of our readers if Chelsea Green will go on strike today in solidarity with dozens of larger sites, and hundreds of smaller ones, protesting two proposed pieces of federal legislation that have the potential to greatly infringe upon the Internet and free speech. The answer is no, we’re not blacking […]

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History of Winter Gardening: The 17th Century French Garden System

For a slew of reasons, we’ve come to believe in this culture that growing vegetables through the snowy winter months is impossible. The common arguments are that the weather is too cold, or that the days are too dark. Eliot Coleman, author of The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and […]

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