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July 2013

Permaculture Activist on Resilient Farm and Homestead: ‘Highly Recommended’

The following review of Ben Falk’s book The Resilient Farm and Homestead appears in the Summer issue of Permaculture Activist. This thoughtful, and thorough, review is an example of the kind of in-depth reviews and reportage that make this magazine a staff favorite—as well as a key voice for permaculturalists everywhere. It’s reprinted here with […]

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Growing Grain: A History and Holistic How-to for the Future

Emphasizing small-scale and ecological methods, The Organic Grain Grower is a truly complete guide to organic grain production and a testament to Jack Lazor’s life’s work in keeping local grain growing alive and well. For years, local grains were the missing link in the locavore diet. That is changing, Lazor says, and a Grain Renaissance […]

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Five Ways You Can Support Climate Change Adaptation

In response to the widespread and overwhelmingly positive responses to the guest editorial by Gary Paul Nabhan in Monday’s New York Times titled The Coming Food Crisis — many people have been wondering what they can do in addition to applying the heat and drought adaptation strategies mentioned in Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier […]

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Summer Green Beans: 4 Ways to Preserve Using Salt

It’s summer time and green beans are officially in season. Yum! It’s so tempting to gobble them all up, but now is a great time to think about simple ways to preserve your food. Here’s to months of delicious green beans ahead! The following is an excerpt from Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning: Traditional […]

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New from our Publishing Partners

Food. Water. Energy. Raw materials. Resources are limited and in high demand. Cultivating the ability to harness, reuse, and replenish is essential to sustaining a healthy planet. Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the go-to publisher for people and communities seeking sustainable solutions to systemic problems. Along with our own authors and books, we are […]

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Can’t Find the Perfect Garden Tool? Make Your Own

Is hoeing hurting your back? Is your trowel cramping your wrist? Are the tools at your local hardware store just not cutting it? Gardening can be such laborious work, but what you put into your garden is what you get back. With a few simple do-it-yourself modifications you can find and alter your tools to […]

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And the winners are… Award Winning books 35% Off

The James Beard Foundation. The John Burroughs Association. The American Horticulture Society. These are just three of the many prestigious organizations that honored Chelsea Green authors this past year with top writing and publishing awards. These awards recognize the quality of our authors’ ideas, the power of their writing, and in some cases, the beauty […]

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Save Your Soil with the Power of Pee

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get down into the dirt – but you may want to grab a bucket, especially first thing in the morning. Nutrient loss in our soils is an ongoing issue for some gardeners, and you may find help in an unexpected—liquid—form. Carol Deppe, author of The Resilient Gardener […]

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Community Resilience: Rebuild, Renew, Reform

Increasingly, citizens are finding new and innovative ways to reclaim, if not rebuild, their food, energy, and financial systems — and with incredibly successful results. How can you help your community join this growing relocalization movement and become more resilient? Chelsea Green Publishing has partnered with Transition US and Post Carbon Institute to bring you […]

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How to Keep Your Vegetable Garden Pest-Free—and Pesticide-Free

We here at Chelsea Green are nuts about gardening. We just can’t wait to dig our hands in the earth and plant non-GMO seeds in our organic, pesticide-free, extremely local victory gardens. And we’ve got just the literature to help us along—a book for every job. Indoor, urban gardening? Think Fresh Food from Small Spaces. […]

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