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July 2014

One Man, One Wheel, and the Open Road

Mark Schimmoeller’s Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America is about more than a cross-country trip on a unicycle; it’s a meditation on a way of life that Americans find increasingly rare: one that practices a playful, recalcitrant slowness. Award-winning author Janisse Ray (The Seed Underground) identifies with this pace. “Schimmoeller’s narrative—of his slow and deliberate journey […]

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“Marijuana is Safer” Authors Influence The New York Times

The New York Times has launched a seven-part editorial campaign urging a repeal of the nation’s prohibition on marijuana, making the case that “marijuana is safer” than alcohol. In fact, the bold quote at the center of their editorial stated even more bluntly: “Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol.” Chelsea Green authors, and nationally […]

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DIY: Make Whole Fruit Jam

The supply of fresh summer fruit is about to be in abundance and before you know it, apples and pumpkins will abound. If you’re lucky and berries or stone fruits are providing a bountiful array of flavor, try this easy method of preserving them: whole fruit jam. This recipe relies on the natural sugars in […]

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Recipe: Ginger Beer

Ginger is a spice perfect for any time of year. Its fragrance can perk up everything from chai tea to apple pie. This humble root can also add a gentle kick of heat to stir fries or soups. The natural yeasts in the root can also be used to kick start a bubbly ginger beer. […]

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Stop Inviting Bears to Dinner

As conflicts between humans and black bears continue, it seems the message “Don’t feed the bears” bears repeating. Just this month, a man in Montgomery, VT was charged by the Fish & Wildlife Department for allegedly feeding bears. It was the first time that a person has been charged under a new law in Vermont that […]

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Putting Grasslands to Work

This year’s annual international conference of the Savory Institute will be held in London the first week of August, and will feature two Chelsea Green authors – Courtney White (Grass, Soil, Hope) and Judith Schwartz (Cows Save the Planet) along with Joel Salatin whose books Chelsea Green distributes. The conference theme — “Putting Grasslands to […]

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DIY Dilly Beans: Voted “Best Snack Ever”

For those who love fermented foods, I now welcome you into the world of the dilly bean. If you already make your own, this recipe is killer. If you’ve yet to try it…and you’re like me, a vinegar obsessed freak on the verge of collapse every time a pickle is near, then brace yourself for […]

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RECIPE: Summer Cherry Cornmeal Cobbler

It’s that time of year again…outdoor barbecues are a weekend staple, trips to the beach or pool are becoming more frequent, and cherries are ripe for the picking! Take this seasonal cue and enjoy the fresh fruit while you can with this recipe for summer cherry cornmeal cobbler from Cooking Close to Home. Authors Diane Imrie and […]

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25% off Essential Books for Homesteaders

In this age of rapid change, how can we best adapt to sustain our food systems and regenerate our land? Drawing from time-tested holistic techniques our authors show homesteaders, farmers and growers of all sizes how to remain resilient. Whether you grow veggies and herbs on your balcony, intensively garden a half-acre on your homestead, […]

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