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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
Permaculture Advice For Beginners. Hint: Start Small
Interested in applying a permaculture approach to your land, but not quite sure where to start? In the this Q&A session our top permaculture authors share some advice for beginner permaculturalists. Jump into Permaculture »»

A Permaculture Approach to Managing Hedge Bindweed
A Permaculture Approach to Managing Hedge Bindweed
Tao Orion believes invasive species are good ecological storytellers. If we can figure out what they are saying about the soil, the site history, and other ecosystem dynamics, then we can craft a more meaningful management plan and move towards greater plant diversity and abundance. Learn More »»

5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action
5 Shareable Strategies for Creating Climate Action
Frustrated about climate change? You’re not alone. Most people in our society find themselves somewhere on the spectrum of depressed about our climate situation to flat-out denying that it exists. Share More. Do More »»

Permaculture Q&A: Let's Talk Pawpaws
Let’s Talk Pawpaws
The virtues of pawpaws are many, from being the largest tree fruit native to the eastern United States to its ease of cultivation and aesthetic form; not to mention, the fruits are extremely nutritious and delicious. Learn More »»

Permaculture Q&A: Mulching Options for Your Garden
Permaculture Q&A: Mulching Options for Your Garden
Lottie from Florida asked if there are other garden mulch options that are as effective as hay. Josh Trought, one of our soil building and garden management gurus, tackles this question. Mulching »»

Designing Your Own Solar Cooker & Dehydrator
Designing Your Own Solar Cooker & Dehydrator
In today’s world, nearly everything we use, from phones and computers to cars and kitchen appliances, requires energy derived from fossil fuels. Wouldn’t it be nice to offset some of that energy use by harnessing the renewable power of the sun? Read More »»

Growing and Marketing Organic Medicinal Herbs
Growing and Marketing Organic Medicinal Herbs
Jeff and Melanie Carpenter offer tips on how farmers, and other small-scale growers, can get started in the profitable world of growing organic medicinal herbs. Learn How »»

~ ~ DIY: From the Archives  ~ ~
RECIPE: From the Homemade Hooch Files: Dandelion Wine
RECIPE: From the Homemade Hooch Files: Dandelion Wine
How to Keep Your Vegetable Garden Pest-Free—and Pesticide-Free
How to Keep Your Vegetable Garden Pest and Pesticide Free

How to Cook the Perfect, Tender, Grass Fed Steak
How to Cook the Perfect, Tender, Grass Fed Steak
Indoor Oyster Mushrooms: Big Yield, Small Spaces
Indoor Oyster Mushrooms: Big Yield, Small Spaces

~ ~ Need More? New Releases & Coming Soon  ~ ~

The Seed Garden

The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Cookbook The Local Economy Solution Beyond the War on Invasive Species

The Permaculture City


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Chelsea Green Publishing Turns 30!

Explore a slideshow of cover images from some of our most iconic books over the past 30 years. Excerpts from these books and close to 100 others are all part of a new Chelsea Green anthology celebrating our 30th anniversary – The Chelsea Green Reader. This collection offers readers a glimpse into our wide-ranging list […] Read More..

Chelsea Green Celebrates 30 Years of Craft and Cutting Edge Books

We here at Chelsea Green have always had a nose for authors and books that are years ahead of the cultural curve. That knack is clearly on display in a new anthology that we’re making available to celebrate our first thirty years in publishing. More than one hundred books are represented in this collection and […] Read More..

Living the Simple Life: William Coperthwaite

Late last year architect, maker, visionary, homesteader, and Chelsea Green author William Coperthwaite died in a car accident just miles from his Machiasport home in Maine. The entire Chelsea Green family was saddened by his death, and perhaps none moreso than Peter Forbes who had been inspired by Coperthwaite’s work and contributed the foreword and […] Read More..

Why I’m On A Hunger Strike — Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson is a long time environmental activist, the author of Diary of an Eco-Outlaw, and An Unreasonable Woman, and an injured worker advocate in the Texas Gulf Coast. She is presently on a hunger strike to stop Valero from investing in the Canada tar sands. She forwarded us this letter last week… Workers! Demand […] Read More..

Project: How to Make an Axe

When it comes to useful DIY projects, I’m sure most of you don’t think, “Gee, I think I’d like to make myself a hatchet today.” But with some scrap steel, a hacksaw, a file, a drill, a bonfire, a bucket of water and an oven, you can make this simple, hardy, “democratic” axe. Don’t believe […] Read More..
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