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March 2012

Cheese and Culture is a “tour de force”

The first review of Paul Kindstedt’s Cheese and Culture is in, from his colleague Cathy Donnelly at the University of Vermont. When Ben Watson from Chelsea Green asked if I would review Cheese and Culture, I felt as if I had been given a gift. I have been most fortunate to enjoy a lengthy career […]

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Start a Polyculture Today, Toss Salad Tonight

Have you ever tried a salad with dill, cabbage, and/or fava beans? This spring, try starting this polyculture blend. It will help you create your own crisp, delicious, unique salads for months to come. It comes from Ianto Evans (co-author of The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage), by […]

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Cheese, and the Origin of Civilization

“If cheese can help us understand the origin of civilization, it can help us learn who we are as a species. To think that cheese can help inform that process is extraordinary.” – Author Paul Kindstedt on Cutting the Curd Heritage Radio Network was started in March of 2009 by Patrick Martins and Heritage Foods […]

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“You can’t chemical your way out of soil infertility” — Joel Salatin on The Organic View Podcast

June Stoyer, host of The Organic View, talks to Joel Salatin about his bestselling book Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food. The “high priest of the pasture” is fun to listen to whenever he opens his wise, holistic, adjective-loving mouth! In America, we have the luxury of being able […]

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Local Dollars, Local Sense: Discussion with Michael Shuman, March 22

Orion magazine is hosting a discussion with Michael Shuman, author of Local Dollars, Local Sense on March 22, and you’re invited! Register for this free event here. Wouldn’t you rather put money into your Main Street instead of Wall Street? Not even 1 percent of Americans’ long-term savings are invested locally, largely because it’s not […]

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The Future of Meat is Either Permaculture or the Petri Dish

You love grass-fed steak, you’re all about organic, and locavore is your middle name, right? But are you ready for the meat of the future? Last month scientists at Maastricht University unveiled the first ever lab-grown meat. They were able to grow “a few thin strips of pinkish cow muscle measuring about an inch long […]

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Wake Up, Little Seedlings! Essential Gardening Titles are 25% Off

As planting season arrives for many of us in the Northeast, Chelsea Green is offering some of our essential gardening books to help make this year’s garden — and those to come — more resilient and more productive. Whether it’s saving heirloom seeds, finding new techniques to boost flavors and variety, restoring and rejuvenating your […]

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Presenting the Community Resilience Guides, a Partnership with the Post Carbon Institute

Reposted from Post Carbon Institute. We’re excited to announce the publication of our first Community Resilience Guide: Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity by PCI Fellow Michael Shuman. This book series will be part of a larger new effort we have launched—the […]

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Take the Subway — Reinventing Fire in the New York Times

In his latest column, Thomas Friedman takes a look at Reinventing Fire. News flash everybody: energy efficiency makes sense! OUR plan was to meet for lunch at noon in Moscow. It was to be just myself and Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor of the journal Russia in Global Affairs. He picked the restaurant. It had been […]

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What Does Earth Day Mean to You?

Events like Earth Day are so important. They help support the global movement toward greater awareness of our responsibility to this planet we call home. With a mountain of challenges before us, we need a new way of living—from the way we grow our food, to how we build our homes, to where we invest […]

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