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Forget St. Patrick’s Day—Green Beer Now

Throughout my short, humble career as a “green” blogger, I’ve struggled to find something—a news site, a product, a blog—that combines the two greatest loves of my life: sustainability and beer.

I’m writing this entry today because I believe I’ve found that blog.

From greengrog.com:

Space beer: least green beer ever

I’m typically on the lookout for beers that have light carbon footprints, whether it’s because they’re local or because they have awesome practices that cut way down on energy and water use. Today, my buddy Pete has sent me what I believe I can say with some degree of certainty is the beer with the largest carbon footprint in the history of beer.

That’s because it’s brewed with barley grown on the International Space Station (or barley descended of barley grown in space — like grand-space-barley).

Yes, Virginia, there is space beer.

Visit greengrog.com.


Recipe: Barbecued Eggplant Stacks with Coyote Mint Sauce and Chèvre

With summer in full swing, many are making good use of their outdoor grills. Tender grass fed steaks or free range chicken are often the go-to options, but the possibilities for a grilled meal are endless. At the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, a summer favorite is Barbecued Eggplant Stacks with Coyote Mint sauce and […] Read More..

Food Lover’s Guide: 25% Off ALL Food & Drink Books

Where our food comes from and how it is grown matters. Having control over our food supply is key to a more resilient and sustainable future. A major part of Chelsea Green’s mission is to inspire you with ideas and practical tips. So whether you want to make the world’s best cheese; find a new […] Read More..

Turning Meat into Money: How to Raise and Sell it Ethically

The consumer demand for grassfed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats is on the rise, putting farmers and ranchers in a unique position to make a decent living on meat that is produced ethically. But, how exactly do you turn meat into money without resorting to the large-scale industrial techniques of today’s confinement-operations? Look no further than […] Read More..

How to Grow Strawberries Indoors

It’s strawberry shortcake season, which means strawberry harvesting season. But for those of you with no outdoor space for gardens, fear not—you can plant, weed, and harvest all from the comfort of your own home! That’s right: it is possible to grow strawberries indoors, from small spaces. According to R. J. Ruppenthal, author of Fresh […] Read More..

Wild Edibles: 5 Tips for Beginner Foragers

Ever spotted a dandelion growing in your backyard and wondered, can I eat that? According to wild plants expert Katrina Blair, the answer is a resounding yes. And there are plenty of other commonly found weeds that fall into this category as well. In her book The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Blair introduces readers to […] Read More..