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February 2012

Locavore: Rose petal dreams, parsnip reality

Reposted from the Burlington Free Press Crowd members in a University of Vermont conference room one recent Sunday afternoon started their final workshop at the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s winter conference by sniffing sassafras root and chewing on juniper berries. “This will get your senses going,” said Eva Sommaripa, the workshop co-presenter and […]

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The Debate Over Raw Milk Continues at Harvard Law School

This month, Harvard Law School hosted a debate on an issue near and dear to our hearts: raw milk. David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution was on the side of the debate endorsing raw milk, along with Sally Fallon Morrell of the Weston A. Price Foundation. Facing off against them and emphasizing the […]

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Chelsea Green Authors Named Finalists for Three National Awards

Chelsea Green is proud to announce that two of its authors have been named finalists for major book awards, while a third is a finalist for a readers’ choice award. The news of these three authors comes on the heels of essayist Edward Hoagland being named the 2012 winner of the John Burroughs Medal, one […]

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Chelsea Green Author Wins Prestigious Environmental Writing Award

Chelsea Green is proud to announce that author Edward Hoagland will receive one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental writing awards — the John Burroughs Medal — for his 2011 book of essays, Sex and the River Styx. Hoagland will receive the medal in April at a special ceremony of the John Burroughs Association, to […]

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Slow Down, Eat Up! New and Best Selling Slow Food Titles on Sale!

The philosophy of Slow Food is a simple one: where our food comes from and how it is grown matters. We need to capture what we have lost when we industrialized our food supply – fresh, unadulterated, minimally processed, and locally produced food. We can invigorate local economies and renew the soil (and eat great […]

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Chelsea Green Author Launches Seed Company

It’s late winter, and gardeners everywhere are thinking of seed catalogs and dreaming about getting their fingers back into the soil. Even here in northern New England we’re starting to get anxious, since it has been one of the warmest and least snowy winters on record. So, just in time, Carol Deppe has sent us […]

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How Can Business Leaders Accept the Challenges of the New Energy Era?

By Ned L. Harvey, reposted from Rocky Mountain Institute I have one word for you — scalability. If you’ve have heard about Reinventing Fire, Rocky Mountain Institute’s roadmap for a secure, renewable energy future, and are like almost everyone with whom I have talked about it, you wonder where to start. This blog is the […]

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Wild Flavors is an IACP Finalist!

Congratulations are in order for Didi Emmons, author of Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm. Last Thursday, Feburary 16th, finalists for this year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook awards were announced, and Wild Flavors is a finalist in the Food Matters category! Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards […]

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We Have a Love of Money, Why Not a Money of Love?

Hazel Henderson, author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, is mentioned in this interesting article on how love affects the economy. Like many feminist thinkers, Henderson points out the staggering amount of unpaid, un-valued work that is done by homemakers (men included). What would our economic stats look like if we included this, and […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Dollars Make Sense – By Michael Shuman

This excerpt originally appeared on Yes! Magazine’s website. Concerned about Wall Street’s devastating impact on communities? Then invest in yourself—the most local investment of all. Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, pension, life insurance, and mutual funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1 percent of these savings touches local small businesses, the source […]

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