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February 2013

A Permaculture Love Story, and Other New Books

Tired of winter yet? Dreaming of spring? Our new crop of spring titles have arrived to give you something to read until the thaw comes — all on sale for 35% off until March 15th! From natural beekeeping and saving seeds, to cold weather gardening and growing perennials, our newest books (and DVDs!) will teach […]

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Order Heirloom Seeds from Carol Deppe, Author of The Resilient Gardener

…And order them now! Quantities of these special seeds are extremely limited. Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener and Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties, sells packets of the seeds she raises. With a focus on the survival crops she describes in The Resilient Gardener, her seed catalog doesn’t read like your typical, flowery missive […]

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New Books from our Publishing Partners

Chelsea Green creates most of our books from scratch. We determine the next great topic for a book in, say, sustainable agriculture, find an expert who has perfected that practice, and steward their book from start to finish (and sometimes, all the way to the New York Times best-seller’s list!). But we also offer a […]

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Plant the Seeds of Greatness

This month, plant the seeds of a great growing season. Spend some time planning what you’ll do in the spring, so as soon as the soil thaws you can get planting. Want to incorporate permaculture principles into your vegetable beds this year? Curious about trying new varieties of plants this year, or a new method […]

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Go Beyond Sustainability with Community Resilience Guides

As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, how will we face the problems our industrial economy has caused? Globalization pretends that place no longer matters, and that moving jobs to distant countries is no more important a decision than making a tax deduction. Burning fossil fuels is becoming increasingly expensive both financially […]

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Join us at the NOFA Vermont Winter Conference!

This weekend at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Chelsea Green staff and a selection of our northeast-based authors will be attending the Northeast Organic Farming Association’s annual winter conference. If you’re an aspiring farmer, or a seasoned pro looking to learn some new skills or network with others in your field (pun intended, sorry), […]

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A Permaculture Love Story — Paradise Lot featured in the New York Times

New York Times garden columnist Anne Raver recently visited Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates’s Paradise Lot in Holyoke, Massachussetts. Enchanted by the garden full of delicious perennials, and the charming love story that brought two plant geeks the “Eves” they dreamed of, she penned this piece. Not only does Raver celebrate Eric’s new memoir, Paradise […]

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The Magic of Seed-Saving

“Seed is the vital link to our agricultural past,” writes John Navazio, author of our latest book, The Organic Seed Grower. Seeds are at the heart of local food and agriculture, and there is burgeoning interest in how to grow your own seeds. Navazio’s foundational book will help skilled gardeners, who are already saving their […]

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New Arrival: Save 25% on Rebuilding the Foodshed

Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural towns to the most urban of cities streets, people are growing, fermenting, enjoying, and celebrating food produced close to home. “Local food” is a thriving movement and also a fad, an evocative trend that […]

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When Technology Fails: Make Your Own Shoes

The latest installment in our series of projects for the hardcore DIYer is a great idea for the post-apocalyptic future…but also a challenging and fun craft for any era! Matthew Stein’s book, When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, offers this quick guide to making your own shoes. The […]

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