Article by James McCommons, author of Waiting on a Train. Originally published in the Saturday Evening Post. Over the past 50 years America made massive public investments in its highways—hundreds of billions of dollars in the interstate system alone. And largely because of that investment, cities and suburbs have grown into sprawling, disconnected clusters, largely […]Read More..
The summit is sold out, but you can join by watching live right here! There are nearly seven billion people who need to eat and more being born every day. We have a global food system that degrades our land, our health and our humanity through short-sighted practices and policies that benefit a few at […]Read More..
If you’re a frequent visitor to our site, or buyer of our books, chances are good you’ve got at least a handful of organic (or beyond-organic) vegetables growing somewhere — a lettuce patch in a sunny corner, a tomato vine snaking out of a homemade self-watering planter. But did you know that beyond just salad […]Read More..
Independence Day is just around the corner—July 4th—and in celebration we’ve put together a wide selection of inspired books on sale from some of our very independent-minded authors. There’s never been a better time to speak out against injustices, stand up together for our rights and take action to preserve sovereignty, community and democracy. ForeWord […]Read More..
Listen to part two of Sandor Katz’s Fresh Air interview, reposted from NPR.org In the beginning, the self-described “fermentation fetishist” Sandor Katz loved sour pickles. “For whatever reason, I was drawn to that flavor as a child,” he tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross. “And then when I was in my 20s, I did quite a […]Read More..
We’re fed up with the current state of the food system. From factory farming that strips the soil of its microflora and topsoil, to the deplorable conditions of food-industry workers, not to mention the rampant spread of obesity and diabetes in the richest country on Earth…it’s time for a revolution. On that front, the University […]Read More..
Last week Sandor Katz appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross to talk about this new book The Art of Fermentation. In case you missed it, you can listen to the show here. The second half of that interview aired this week, which you can listen to here. Huzzah! Curious about the difference between food […]Read More..
The following article was adapted for the web from Composting: An Easy Household Guide by Nicky Scott and The Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins. There are a bewildering amount of different composting systems and bins available on the market. This article will help you choose which bin or system suits your lifestyle, your family, your […]Read More..
Each month of the year is full of special holidays and both official and unofficial designations for celebration. June is no exception, and we’ve already celebrated its status as Perennial Gardening Month, as well as the temporal home of Father’s Day, with special selections of books from our catalog. June is also National Fresh Fruit […]Read More..
Matt Harvey is a well-known UK poet and comedian, and author of the upcoming book Where Earwigs Dare. Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition Network and author of The Transition Companion, The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Timeline. In this video from 2010 the two speak about the Transition Town Movement, and why […]Read More..