The intense drought this summer has wreaked havoc on the midwestern farming regions. Author and farmer Gene Logsdon’s neighbors lost most of their corn. And with biotech companies introducing the first GMO sweet corn to markets this summer, we’re thinking the Corn Moon is a bit of a mixed blessing this year. Between the crazy […]Read More..
In partnership with Mother Earth News, Chelsea Green is offering you the chance to win eight of our newest books on the politics and practice of sustainability! The most popular and longest running sustainable-lifestyle magazine, Mother Earth News provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green […]Read More..
“We are entering the tough terrain of an unforgiving new century. But there is a path forward,” says Jones in this excerpt from Greg Pahl’s book, Power from the People. This book rests an optimistic message on a pessimistic premise. The sobering underlying thesis is that human civilization is already in big trouble—both ecologically and […]Read More..
Humans are builders. Ever since the first ape figured out it was nicer to sleep under a couple of branches than out in the rain, we’ve been tinkering with the stuff of the Earth to make our lives a little nicer. Nowadays, armed with high-tech information and analysis, and inspired by the urgent need to […]Read More..
When Kenny Ausubel, an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, journalist, and filmmaker, and his wife Nina Simons started the Bioneers Conference in 1990, they gathered a diverse group of people who shared a dream about changing human society to make it more harmonious with nature. In the spirit of that same dream, Ausubel’s new book is […]Read More..
Join the authors of The Natural Building Companion for a workshop — right here! Ace McArleton and Jacob Deva Racusin are hosting a lecture entitled High Performance Natural Buildings for Cold Climates. You don’t have to trek all the way to Yestermorrow — you can watch a live stream of the workshop right here on […]Read More..
“Leeks are long, slim, and glamorous…Cut straight through a leek and you can see the layers of white and green rings, like concentric growth rings of a tiny sapling.” – From Wild Flavors. Something amazing happened as soon as chef Didi Emmons, met eccentric farmer Eva Sommaripa — whose garden of uncommon herbs, greens, and […]Read More..
Chelsea Green publishes books that readers return to year after year as they seek to build a more sustainable way of living—from homebuilding to homesteading. We think our books are great, but we’re more than a bit biased. That’s why it’s great when one of our authors wins an award—especially from an organization with a […]Read More..
The growing movement of Nordic cuisine centers on its devotion to high-quality regional produce, the creativity of the chef, and a sound awareness of the workings of nature—a set of principles that guides author Hanne Risgaard in our newest book Home Baked. With gorgeous photographs throughout, Home Baked offers recipes and techniques for baking artisan […]Read More..
When we talk about “culture,” we’re talking about everything humans have ever created to make their lives a little nicer, from painting, to music and literature, and including food traditions. We also use the word “culture” to describe foods that are alive with beneficial bacteria. It’s no coincidence. Humans have been working together with health-giving […]Read More..