Books published by Chelsea Green Publishing

What's Making Our Children Sick?

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A Precautionary Tale

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 240 pages
Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by... More Info

Fasting and Feasting

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 384 pages
For more than thirty years, Patience Gray--author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed--lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors... More Info

Walking on Lava

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 288 pages
The Dark Mountain Project began with a manifesto published in 2009 by two English writers--Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth--who felt that literature was not responding honestly to the crises of our time. In a world in which the climate is being altered by human activities; in which global... More Info

Letter to a Young Farmer

Chelsea Green Publishing | February 9, 2017 | 232 pages
For more than four decades, the self-described "contrary farmer" and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation--young people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better... More Info

Doughnut Economics

Chelsea Green Publishing | March 14, 2017 | 320 pages
Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster,... More Info

Rules for Revolutionaries

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The New Bread Basket

Chelsea Green Publishing | July 27, 2015 | 246 pages
For more than 10,000 years, grains have been the staples of Western civilization. The stored energy of grain allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering and build settled communities—even great cities. Though most bread now comes from factory bakeries, the symbolism of wheat... More Info

The Permaculture City

Chelsea Green Publishing | July 22, 2015 | 320 pages
Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities.The Permaculture City provides practical guidance and plenty of examples for... More Info

Two Percent Solutions for the Planet

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | September 23, 2015 | 240 pages
Two Percent Solutions for the Planet profiles fifty innovative practices that soak up carbon dioxide in soils, reduce energy use, sustainably intensify food production, and increase water quality. The “two percent” refers to: the amount of new carbon in the soil needed to reap a wide variety of... More Info

The Art of Fermentation

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 498 pages
Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners.  More Info

The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!

Chelsea Green Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 192 pages
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The Heal Your Gut Cookbook

Chelsea Green Publishing | September 9, 2014 | 320 pages
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Carbon Shock

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 20, 2014 | 216 pages
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

Chelsea Green Publishing | October 7, 2014 | 384 pages
The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for... More Info


Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 239 pages
The author describes his travels through Africa, Central America, and Asia as he discusses the culture and economics of the coffee industry.  More Info

Hemp Bound

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 192 pages
The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet's strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it's been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United... More Info


Chelsea Green Publishing | April 1, 2014 | 368 pages
As we dig, drill, and excavate to unearth the planet’s mineral bounty, the resources we exploit from ores, veins, seams, and wells are gradually becoming exhausted. Mineral treasures that took millions, or even billions, of years to form are now being squandered in just centuries–or sometimes... More Info

The Holistic Orchard

Chelsea Green Publishing | January 1, 2012 | 414 pages
Offers advice for growing fruit orchards using organic methods, covering topics such as orchard design, strategies for controlling pests and diseases, and the different varieties of each type of fruit.  More Info

The New Organic Grower

Chelsea Green Publishing | January 1, 1995 | 340 pages
Covers soil, farm economics and labor, crop planning, equipment, green manures, tillage, organic fertilizers, pests, and livestock  More Info

Preserving Food Without Freezing Or Canning

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 197 pages
Previous ed. published under the title: Keeping food fresh: old-world techniques & recipes.  More Info

Marijuana Is Safer

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 224 pages
Examines the cannabis plant and its effects on users, debunks common myths, and provides talking points for marijuana policy reform advocates, in an updated edition that covers the substance's legalization in Colorado in 2012.  More Info

The Organic Seed Grower

Chelsea Green Publishing | December 17, 2012 | 388 pages
The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in... More Info

The Organic Grain Grower

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 13, 2013 | 448 pages
The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and crop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack... More Info

What Then Must We Do?

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 205 pages
"Democratizing wealth and building a community-sustaining economy from the gorund up"--Jacket.  More Info

The Grafter's Handbook

Chelsea Green Publishing | February 12, 2013 | 320 pages
Presents a detailed guide to the best methods for grafting plants and trees and outlines the ways to repair and improve bad grafts.  More Info

Cows Save the Planet

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 220 pages
Explains soil's role in ecology and the economy, and reveals how treating soil in an environmentally sensitive way can bring about positive changes with respect to climate change, biodiversity loss, obesity, and other crises.  More Info

Rebuilding the Foodshed

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 321 pages
Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to home—and they are crying out for agricultural reform. All this has made "local food"... More Info

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 12, 2013 | 280 pages
Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our grandparents and great grandparents used to do? Yes, say a growing number of people increasingly afraid that the mass-produced food sold at supermarkets is... More Info

Paradise Lot

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 234 pages
Tells the story of two single men who turned a backyard lot into a productive garden, with advice on setting up a permaculture, choosing suitable food plants, and designing an urban garden that functions as a natural ecosystem.  More Info

Natural Beekeeping

Chelsea Green Publishing | June 18, 2019 | 285 pages
Offers an alternative to conventional chemical beekeeping practices with a natural hive management program, and includes information on bee anatomy, urban beekeeping, working with queens, mite control, and hive diseases.  More Info

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | April 11, 2011 | 232 pages
First published in German as Sepp Holzers Permakultur by Leopold Stocker Verlag.  More Info

Gaia's Garden

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | May 7, 2009 | 313 pages
This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.  More Info

Local Dollars, Local Sense

Chelsea Green Publishing | February 20, 2012 | 288 pages
Describes the potential for local investment, how it impacts small businesses across America, and the federal regulations limiting such investment.  More Info

Killing the Cranes

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 8, 2012 | 417 pages
Chronicles the country's wars that began with the Soviet invasion of 1970, discussing the reasons for the failure of the Western powers to establish a stable governement and the consequences the wars have had for the native population.  More Info

The New Feminist Agenda

Chelsea Green Publishing | April 23, 2012 | 288 pages
Looks at the current state of women's rights in the United States, highlighting the difficulty of juggling career and family, and focusing on the gap between American women and women in other nations around the world.  More Info

The Winter Harvest

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | April 30, 2009 | 247 pages
Explains how to grow and harvest vegetables throughout the year in mobile plastic greenhouses that use little heat, covering topics such as greenhouse design and construction, soil preparation, weed control, pests, and summer and winter crops.  More Info

Nuclear Roulette

Chelsea Green Publishing | October 25, 2012 | 320 pages
Argues against the "nuclear renaissance" that U.S. corporations claim is underway, exposing the critiques of nuclear power and near daily system failures that plague the industry, and proposes potential energy solutions.  More Info


Chelsea Green Publishing Company | June 13, 2012 | 392 pages
Draws on global forecasting tools, the predictions of over thirty experts, and the author's experience in sustainability to speculate on the world's economic future, addressing overpopulation, renewable energy, and China as a superpower.  More Info

Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | May 28, 2012 | 168 pages
Argues that the Earth's deteriorating condition is man-made and outlines a way for the process to be reversed by rehabilitating the deserts using natural farming.  More Info

Slow Democracy

Chelsea Green Publishing | October 18, 2012 | 241 pages
Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect society, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. This chronicle shows the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems.  More Info

Power from the People

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | August 13, 2012 | 259 pages
"Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through inefficiency and waste. But it doesn't have to be that way.  More Info

Renewing America's Food Traditions

Chelsea Green Publishing | May 15, 2008 | 304 pages
This work represents a dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that give North America the distinctive culinary identity that reflects its multi-cultural heritage. Included are recipes and folk traditions associated with 100 of the continent's rarest food... More Info

The Transition Companion

Chelsea Green Publishing | November 9, 2011 | 320 pages
Originally published: Totnes, Devon [England]: Green Books, 2011.  More Info

Greening Your Office

Chelsea Green Publishing Company | April 15, 2008 | 96 pages
Here's an A-Z guide for offices of all sizes, with tips on everything from reducing energy use and better supply purchases to recycling and reusing materials, plus summaries of a range of renewable energy options, commuting techniques, and more. Help your workplace save money while reducing... More Info