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Last Chance: Enter to Win a Chelsea Green Starter Library

You’re a beekeeping, seedling starting, chick brooding, sauerkraut-making master, but there’s always another skill you could add to your homesteading repertoire.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to build a straw bale guest house, or a wattle-and-daub woodshed. Or you’ve been thinking about what it would take to grow your own grains as well as your own greens.

Well, homesteader, this is your lucky day! There’s still time to sign up for our latest giveaway to win a selection of books to teach you just what you need to know. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Mother Earth News to offer the following books to one fortunate winner this month.

Chelsea Green publishes standby favorites like Eliot Coleman to more recent “instant classics” like Sandor and Harvey’s books.

The contest ends in mid-November so don’t delay. Sign up here for your chance to win. Here are the books: Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader By Philip Ackerman-Leist The inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World By Sandor Ellix Katz Quite simply the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times By Carol Deppe Filled with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency By Mat Stein A comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—food, water, shelter, energy, first-aid, and more. The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses By Eliot Coleman Grow produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized un- or minimally-heated greenhouses. Small-Scale Grain Raising: An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers By Gene Logsdon Logsdon covers the basics of grain production—planting, dealing with pests, harvesting, processing, storing, and using whole grains. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture By Toby Hemenway Learn how to apply basic permaculture principles to make your garden more diverse, more natural, more productive, and more beautiful. The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit By Stephen and Rebekah Hren Transform your home with projects both small and large, listed by skill, time, cost, and energy saved. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers By Harvey Ussery The most comprehensive and definitive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry. Top Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health By Les Crowder and Heather Harrell Provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using innovative and natural top-bar beehives. Don’t forget to share the giveaway with your gardening, farming, and fermenting friends. Good luck, and happy homesteading!


Learn How to Connect with Chelsea Green Authors Near You

Each year, we partner with dozens of organizations to bring our authors closer to you and your community. With our website redesign, it’s now easier than ever to find out where your favorite authors are going to be and when. Head to the “Events” tab to explore these new features and tools: Filter events using […] Read More..

We’re hiring! Join our team as Assistant Manager of Trade Sales

Chelsea Green Publishing, an independent publisher of books on sustainability based in Vermont, is seeking an Assistant Manager of Trade Sales to coordinate all facets of our trade sales program, including oversight of commission reps, trade and library promotions, managing our unique consignment program, and presenting new titles to national accounts. This position is a […] Read More..

New Look, New Tools, New Ways to Connect with Chelsea Green

Welcome to the new, redesigned digital home of Chelsea Green Publishing! Over the years you have asked for better ways to connect with our authors, to share information with friends and family, and to buy books from us. We listened to your feedback and integrated your wishes with a fresh design that allows you to […] Read More..

May Roundup: News, Views & Stuff You Can Use

The latest news and opinions from Chelsea Green and our authors, as well as tips and techniques about how you can bring our books to life in your kitchen, backyard, or community, and special sales, promotions and new releases. Permaculture Advice For Beginners. Hint: Start Small Interested in applying a permaculture approach to your land, […] Read More..

Permaculture Special: 30% off ALL Permaculture Books

Want a great garden? Take a page out of Nature’s book and you’ll find growing food is easier than you ever imagined. Just add a permaculture twist to your garden or homestead and you can spend less effort, improve the health of your soil, and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Permaculture Sale: 30% Off until May 25th […] Read More..