Terra Madre 0
Homes for a Changing Climate
Building with Straw Bales, Revised Edition
Confronting Collapse 7 Earth Pilgrim 27
The Earth’s Best Story 8 The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy 28
The Biochar Debate 9 The New Food Garden 29
DIY U 0 10 Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory, Fourth Edition 30
Presidency in Peril 12 The Living Landscape 31
Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money 0 14 The Alternative Kitchen Garden 32
Up Tunket Road 15 Through the Eye of a Needle 33
The Gort Cloud 16 Birthrites 34
Chanterelle Dreams and Amanita Nightmares 17 The Woodland House 35
Poisoned for Profit 18 Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture 36
Living above the Store 19 The Systems Thinking Playbook 37
Adobe Homes for All Climates 20 City21 38
Bye Bye, Miss American Empire 21 Cuisine for Whole Health 39
The Farmstead Creamery Advisor 22 Asian Vegetables 40
Radical Homemakers 23 The People v. Bush 41
How to Make and Use Compost 24
Chelsea Green Food • Memoir March 2010
A Life on the Wedge
A politically charged walk through the world
of artisan cheese.
Witty and irreverent, informative and provocative, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge is the
highly readable story of Gordon Edgar’s unlikely career as a cheesemonger at San Francisco’s
worker-owned Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. A former punk-rock political activist, Edgar
bluffed his way into his cheese job knowing almost nothing, but quickly discovered a whole
world of amazing artisan cheeses. There he developed a deep understanding and respect for the
styles, producers, animals, and techniques that go into making great cheese.
With a refreshingly unpretentious sensibility, Edgar intertwines his own life story with his
ongoing love affair with cheese, and offers readers an unflinching, highly entertaining on-the-
ground look at America’s growing cheese movement. From problem customers to animal rights,
business ethics to taste epiphanies, this book offers something for everyone, including cheese
profiles and recommendations for selecting the very best—not just the most expensive—cheeses
from the United States and around the world and a look at the struggles dairy farmers face in
their attempts to stay on and make their living from the land.
• Pub Date March 2010
• $17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper Edgar—a smart, progressive cheese man with an activist’s edge—enlightens and delights with
• ISBN 9781603582377 his view of the world from behind the cheese counter and his appreciation for the skill and tra-
• 6 x 9 • 256 pages dition that go into a good wedge of Morbier.
• Food/Memoir Cheesemonger is the first book of its kind—a cheese memoir with attitude and information that
• World English Rights will appeal to everyone from serious foodies to urban food activists.
• Also Available as an e-book
“Smart, compassionate, and fun to read, Cheesemonger took me by surprise!
Who would expect the memoir of a cheese man to be so fascinating, playful,
and refreshing? It’s great to hear a voice on food from the punk route, and
Gordon Edgar brings a fresh and important perspective that we could all use
for hand-made foods . . . and the people who buy them.”
—Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from
America’s Farmers’ Markets and What We Eat When We Eat Alone
Gordon Edgar is the cheesemonger for
Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, San
“If you think culture applies only to transforming milk into cheese, then read
Francisco’s biggest independent gro-
cery and the country’s largest retail this book! Gordon Edgar takes you on an irreverent journey through history,
worker co-op. He has been a panelist punk music, lust, food politics, and daily challenges faced by small-scale
and judge at numerous industry cheese farmers and co-op retailers. He simultaneously demystifies cheese while
events, helps organize national and wrestling with the myths and contradictions of the global food system. He will
regional worker–co-op conferences and
make you laugh, cry, and debate him!”
regional cheese conferences, and
serves on the board for the California —Jeffrey Roberts, author of The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese
Artisan Cheese Guild. He has written
for HipMama.com, Clamor Magazine,
and MaximumRocknRoll and blogs at
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From the book . . .
The moment in which I learned the most took place in the walk-in cooler where I was
doing my volunteer work. Most of my day was spent organizing cheese for the cheese competition. I was
teamed with another cheese punk, the only other person I know with a cheese tattoo. Fate brought us together.
Or at least the promise of cheaper out-of-pocket expenses.
He’d been a cheese buyer longer than I had and referred to himself as a “cheesemonger.” “Tommy, how do you
define ‘cheesemonger’?” I asked.
During the course of the day we hashed out the definition and connotations. Obviously, cheesemonger was
a title that meant “one who buys and sells cheese.” We both liked the history associated with the
word “monger.” Fishmonger, warmonger, whoremonger, etc. Clearly it was a serious
title, and one to be earned.
Cheese lovers sometimes get confused and call themselves cheesemongers. I try to be understanding. After
all, who wants to be called a “turophile?” It sounds like you have a fetish for molesting out-of-town visitors.
Unfortunately, sometimes I’ve heard cheese workers use the title “cheesemonger” after they’ve been at the
job for about five minutes. In doing so, they ignite in me a visceral distrust. Policing this definition cuts both
ways, and I’m sure some folks would question how appropriate it was that I applied the term to myself. And
while my new cheesepunk friend and I talked about the definition and what years of experience, gross sales, and
ratio of factory-to-artisan cheese should be required, he had a few additional rules.
“You can’t call yourself a cheesemonger unless you’ve killed
a rat in the walk-in cooler, kicked a sales rep out of your
store, and bled from a cheese wound,” Tommy declared.
We argued about the rat qualification both on humane grounds and based
on the fact that his urban store might have been in the food business for
100 years, but mine had just been a St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store and
Mack Truck showroom before recently becoming a grocery store. I had had
no opportunity for that kind of vermin killing. That I had killed many
defenseless animals in my hunting-oriented youth convinced Tommy to give
me a pass on that qualification. My dad was right: Those freezing pre-dawn
mornings spent up to my waist in ice-cold water putting out duck decoys
really did pay off.
I never saw Tommy again, but his words have guided me
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Chelsea Green Gardening • Agriculture March 2010
Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities
Carlo Petrini, Founder and President of Slow Food
Foreword by Alice Waters
Industrial agriculture took over the world.
Now Terra Madre is taking it back.
More than twenty years ago, when Italian Carlo Petrini learned that McDonald’s wanted to erect
its golden arches next to the Spanish Steps in Rome, he developed an impassioned response: he
helped found the Slow Food movement. Since then, Slow Food has become a worldwide phe-
nomenon, inspiring the likes of Alice Waters and Michael Pollan. Now, it’s time to take the work
of changing the way people grow, distribute, and consume food to a new level.
On a global scale, as Petrini tells us in Terra Madre, we aren’t eating food. Food is eating us.
Large-scale industrial agriculture has run rampant and penetrated every corner of the world. The
price of food is fixed by the rules of the market, which have neither concern for quality nor
respect for producers. People have been forced into standardized, unnatural diets, and aggressive,
chemical-based agriculture is ravaging ecosystems from the Great Plains to the Kalahari. Food has
been stripped of its meaning, reduced to a mere commodity, and its mass production is contribut-
ing to injustice all over the world.
• Pub Date March 2010
• $20.00 US, $25.00 CAN • Paper In Terra Madre, Petrini shows us a solution in the thousands of newly formed local alliances
• ISBN 9781603582636 between food producers and food consumers. And he proposes expanding these alliances—con-
• 51/2 x 71/2 • 208 pages necting regional food communities around the world to promote good, clean, and fair food.
• Gardening/Agriculture The end goal is a world in which communities are entitled to food sovereignty—allowed to
• North American Rights choose not only what they want to grow and eat, but also how they produce and distribute it.
• Also Available as an e-book
Terra Madre People presents the
farmers, breeders, fishermen, cooks, stu-
dents, and academics at the Terra Madre
2008 meeting who actively support local,
sustainable food production and the
preservation of taste and biodiversity.
This colorful 16-minute video captures the
Terra Madre gathering of world food communi-
ties in Turin, Italy in October 2008 and features
Carlo Petrini, born in the small north-
interviews with Terra Madre delegates from all
ern Italian town of Bra in 1949, is the over the world. The video also includes clips of
founder and international president food producers and their projects in their native
of the Slow Food movement, commit- • Pub Date March 2010 countries, as well as interviews with Chelsea
ted to the promotion of “good, clean • $10.00 • DVD ISBN 9781603582780 Green authors Sandor Katz and Carlo Petrini.
and fair food.” The author of several
• $25.00 • Book/DVD set
books, he contributes regularly to This DVD is the perfect complement to the
Italian dailies and magazines on mat-
ISBN 9781603582841 book and clearly illustrates what Terra Madre
ters related to gastronomy and food • Runtime 16:06 minutes (the event and the network) is all about,
politics. To write Terra Madre, he col- through the faces of the world’s farmers, fisher-
men, and other food producers.
laborated closely with Carlo
Bogliotti, an editor of the Slowfood
magazine and governor of the Slow
Food Italy association.
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Chelsea Green Politics • Energy January 2010
The Crisis of Energy and Money in a Post Peak Oil World The bo vie
A 25-Point Program for Action inspired
Michael C. Ruppert COLLAP
Foreword by Colin Campbell, Ph. D.
The world is running short of energy – especially cheap,
easy-to-find oil. Shortages, along with resulting price
increases, threaten industrialized civilization, the global
economy, and our entire way of life.
In Confronting Collapse, author Michael P. Ruppert, a former LAPD narcotics officer turned
investigative journalist, details the intricate connections between money and energy, including
the ways in which oil shortages and price spikes triggered the economic crash that began in
September 2008. Given the 96 percent correlation between economic growth and greenhouse gas
emissions and the unliklihood of economic growth without a spike in energy use, Ruppert argues
that we are not, in fact, on the verge of economic recovery, but on the verge of complete collapse.
Ruppert’s truth is not merely inconvenient. It is utterly devastating.
But there is still hope. Ruppert outlines a 25-point plan of action, including the creation of a
• Pub Date January 2010 second strategic petroleum reserve for the use of state and local governments, the immediate
• $15.00 US, $17.95 CAN • Paper implementation of a national Feed-in Tariff mandating that electric utilities pay 3 percent above
• ISBN 9781603582643 market rates for all surplus electricity generated from renewable sources, a thorough assessment
• 53/8 x 83/8 • 256 pages • Charts & graphs of soil conditions nationwide, and an emergency action plan for soil restoration and sustainable
• Politics/Energy agriculture.
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“Mike Ruppert has an unblemished track record for saying things that are
incendiary, outrageous, shocking—and true. Our new president needs
desperately to hear the uncomfortable message of this book about energy
and the economy, and so do the rest of us.”
—Richard Heinberg, Ph.D., author of The Party’s Over, Peak Everything, The
Oil Depletion Protocol and senior fellow, Post Carbon Institute
Michael C. Ruppert is a former Los “Mike Ruppert has been at the forefront of speaking and writing about the
Angeles Police Department narcotics grim reality that the world's crude oil output is peaking or has already
investigator turned investigative journal-
peaked and will soon begin what could be swift declines over the next
ist. He is the author of Crossing the
Rubicon: The Decline of the American decade or two. The world needs to pay careful attention to the multiple risks
Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, this event will usher in. Thanks to Ruppert's new book, readers around the
and the founder of the online newsletter world will have access to his well written work.”
From the Wilderness. He currently lives —Matthew R. Simmons, Chairman - Simmons & Company
in Los Angeles.
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Chelsea Green Food • Memoir March 2010
THE EARTH’S BEST STORY
A Bittersweet Tale of Twin Brothers Who Sparked an Organic Revolution
Ron and Arnie Koss
Changing the world isn’t easy, but it can be done.
The Earth’s Best Story tells how Ron and Arnie Koss succeeded in creating the first nationally
distributed organic foods company to sit next to its mainstream competition on supermarket
shelves—a step that revolutionized and empowered the organic-foods movement as a whole—
and benefited hundreds of farmers as well as the millions of babies whose very first foods have
been organically grown, thanks to Earth’s Best.
The Koss brothers, Ron and Arnie, had been sprout growers, broommakers, tool restorers, but-
lers, and natural-foods clerks, yet raised millions of dollars to start the first organic baby food
company in the United States. How unlikely was that?
The Earth’s Best Story is a bittersweet tale about the founding of Earth’s Best Baby Foods twenty-
five years ago. Told through the dual narrative of each brother, this is not a business tome,
although it is rich in entrepreneurial lessons and know-how. Rather, it’s more like a “how to,”
“how not to,” and “how they did it” memoir. It’s personal, it’s intense, it’s inspirational, and it’s
full of reflections and tales of wonder and woe.
• Pub Date March 2010 People of every imaginable background and station in life want to make a difference with their
• $19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • Paperback lives. But how do you effectively do that? How does an idea successfully journey across the
• ISBN 9781603582391 wastelands separating fantasy and reality? The Koss brothers take the reader on this journey.
• 6 x 9 • 384 pages Theirs is a tale of idealism, naiveté, and possibility that reflects the quest to find a place in this
• Food/Memoir world by somehow changing it for the better.
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• Also Available as an e-book
Ron and Arnie Koss founded Earth’s Best Baby Food in 1985. In addition to baby food, Ron Koss
is a natural foods product innovator. During his long-term employ with the aio Food Group, Ron
has secured patents for his work on complete meal supplement ice cream and has also introduced
specialized complete meal supplements for people in health recovery situations. Presently, he is
working on nutritional products for a global relief aid project. Ron enjoys working as a consultant
for socially responsible enterprises and has a special interest in group dynamics, organizational
development, and conflict resolution. He lives in Montpelier, Vermont, with his family.
Arnie Koss honed his business skills by founding and operating a number of small entrepreneurial
companies in Vermont. He was actively involved in the development of organic certification stan-
photo: Randy Jay Braun
dards, which eventually led to the Organic Foods Act of 1990. Arnie has served as a consultant
to several prominent natural products companies and is presently the Managing Partner at aio
Food Group, a Hawaii-based product development company that has created patented nutritional
supplement products and also owns the Punalu'u Bakeshop and Visitor Center on the Big Island of
Hawaii. He lives in Kula, Hawaii, with his family.
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Chelsea Green Nature • Environment March 2010
THE BIOCHAR DEBATE
Charcoal’s Potential to Reverse Climate Change and Build Soil Fertility
Real hope for dealing with global warming
while enhancing agricultural yields.
The Biochar Debate is the first book to introduce both the promise and concerns surrounding
biochar (fine-grained charcoal used as a soil supplement) to nonspecialists. Charcoal making is
an ancient technology. Recent discoveries suggest it may have a surprising role to play in com-
bating global warming. This is because creating and burying biochar removes carbon dioxide
from the atmosphere. Furthermore, adding biochar to soil can increase the yield of food crops
and the ability of soil to retain moisture, reducing need for synthetic fertilizers and demands on
scarce fresh-water supplies.
While explaining the excitement of biochar proponents, Bruges also gives voice to critics who
argue that opening biochar production and use to global carbon-credit trading schemes could
have disastrous outcomes, especially for the world’s poorest people. The solution, Bruges
explains, is to promote biochar through an alternative approach called the Carbon Maintenance
Fee that avoids the dangers. This would establish positive incentives for businesses, farmers, and
individuals to responsibly adopt biochar without threatening poor communities with displace-
• Pub Date March 2010 ment by foreign investors seeking to profit through seizure of cheap land.
• $14.95 US, $17.95 CAN • Paper
The Biochar Debate covers the essential issues from experimental and scientific aspects of
• ISBN 9781603582551
biochar in the context of global warming to fairness and efficiency in the global economy to
• 51/2 x 81/2 • 128 pages • Color photos
negotiations for the future of the Kyoto Protocol.
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“What we need is a charcoal maker on every farm so the farmer can turn his
waste into carbon . . . We have to grow food, so why not help Gaia do the
job of CO2 removal for us?”
—James Lovelock, originator of Gaia theory
“Bruges’ book is up to date and as comprehensive as any book could be at
this extremely early stage of interest in the issue.”
—Dennis Meadows, coauthor of Limits to Growth
James Bruges worked as an architect in
London, Sudan, and India until 1995
when he retired in order to write about “The Biochar Debate is an intelligent and even-handed look at the potential for
economic and environmental issues. He both improving soil and addressing global warming offered by the decentral-
is the author of Sustainability and the ized production and use of biochar. The potential pitfalls and unknowns are
Bristol Urban Village Initiative, The Little clearly acknowledged—this is not another faddish silver bullet approach, but
Earth Book, and The Big Earth Book,
offers some real world examples and practical ideas that anyone can use.”
and was a contributor to What About
China? His work has also appeared in —Grace Gershuny, author of The Soul of Soil
Resurgence, The Friend, and The
Ecologist. He was raised in Kashmir until
the age of twelve and now lives with his
wife, Marion, in Bristol, England.
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Chelsea Green Current Events • Education April 2010
Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education
The case against college, and for education.
The price of college tuition has increased more than any other major good or service for the last
twenty years. Nine out of ten American high school seniors aspire to go to college, yet the United
States has fallen from world leader to only the tenth most educated nation. Almost half of college
students don’t graduate; those who do have unprecedented levels of federal and private student-
loan debt, which constitutes a credit bubble similar to the mortgage crisis.
The system particularly fails the first-generation, the low-income, and students of color who
predominate in coming generations. What we need to know is changing more quickly than
ever, and a rising tide of information threatens to swamp knowledge and wisdom. America can-
not regain its economic and cultural leadership with an increasingly ignorant population. Our
choice is clear: Radically change the way higher education is delivered, or resign ourselves to
never having enough of it.
The roots of the words “university” and “college” both mean community. In the age of constant
connectedness and social media, it’s time for the monolithic, millennium-old, ivy-covered walls
to undergo a phase change into something much lighter, more permeable, and fluid.
The future lies in personal learning networks and paths, learning that blends experiential and
• Pub Date April 2010
digital approaches, and free and open-source educational models. Increasingly, you will decide
• $14.95 US, $17.95 CAN • Paper what, when, where, and with whom you want to learn, and you will learn by doing. The univer-
• ISBN 9781603582346 sity is the cathedral of modernity and rationality, and with our whole civilization in crisis, we are
• 53/8 x 83/8 • 208 pages poised on the brink of Reformation.
• Current Events/Education
• Also Available as an e-book
Praise for Anya Kamenetz and her previous book, Generation Debt:
“A huge talent.” —Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor, Freakonomics
“Bold and thought-provoking.” —–Los Angeles Times
photo: Jayd Gardina
“Surprisingly balanced [and] dead-on.” —–The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Turning public policy into a page-turner isn’t easy, but Kamenetz has done
just that. We all need to read this brilliant book.”
—–Laurence J. Kotlikoff, coauthor, The Coming Generational Storm
Anya Kamenetz is a staff writer for Fast “Anya Kamenetz brilliantly reveals the illogic and wasteful inequities of
Company magazine. The Village Voice America's blind faith in higher education. Her book will be devastating for
nominated her for a Pulitzer Prize for
older people who still believe one more graduate degree is the road to per-
contributions to the feature series
Generation Debt, which became a book sonal success and a prosperous economy. Younger people will feel relief that
in 2006. She has written for the New someone has finally told the truth about their predicament. Kamenetz offers
York Times, appeared on CNN and a radically different way to think about the future and she gives young peo-
National Public Radio, and been fea- ple a more rational and promising way to think about theirs.”
tured as a “Yahoo Finance Expert.” A —–William Greider, author of Come Home, America: The Rise and Fall (and
frequent speaker nationwide, Kamenetz
blogs at Fastcompany.com, The
Redeeming Promise) of Our Country, and National Affairs Correspondent
Huffington Post, and for The Nation
anyakamenetz.blogspot.com. She lives
in Brooklyn with her husband.
Chelsea Green Current Events • Education April 2010
Q&A with Anya Kamenetz
Who, really, are Edupunks and Edupreneurs, and are they on the fringe of education or
really in the thick of it at well-respected, already-established universities?
AK: There is a large establishment within higher education that wants to preserve the status quo at all cost, but
a growing number understand the dire need for change. Among the folks who are alive to this need, there is an
emerging dichotomy between those who see the need for change as an economic opportunity and those who
see it as an opportunity to instantiate free, open, networked education.
Edupunks are determined that knowledge and learning should be free and open. They want to smash the tradi-
tional hierarchies of education and let learners control what, when, where, and how they learn. They’re commit-
ted to open-source technology and open licensing of creative work. They believe in the power of networks and
Edupreneurs want to harness some of the same technologies to create new, for-profit business models that
reshape or replace existing educational institutions.
Everyone is madly trying to figure out models to make the brave new world of education sustainable and effi-
cient. Both the edupunks and the edupreneurs have something important to contribute to this process, just as
the Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit that produces the open-source browser Firefox, can do its thing along-
side Google, a public company. Advocates and innovators of all stripes are actively changing the system, from
major universities, to governments and the UN, to venture-capital firms, to complete outsiders.
How soon do you see the fall of traditional higher education, or at least their giving way to
more technology-driven, open-source models?
AK: These changes are underway. The higher-ed landscape will be virtually unrecognizable within ten years as
more and more people discover alternatives to the tuition cost spiral, not to mention the time, space, and other
limitations of the “old-school” models.
What made you want to write about this, as the daughter of professors, and a Yale
AK: As my background indicates, I’m a partisan of the traditional liberal arts and higher education as a whole.
My concern is how the world can satisfy its growing thirst for knowledge—and how America, which has fallen
behind, can catch up.
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Politics & Social Justice April
A PRESIDENCY IN PERIL
The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the
Struggle to Control our Economic Future
A PRESIDENCY From the author of the New York Times
IN PERIL best-seller, Obama’s Challenge
When Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he had an unprecedented chance to do what
no other recent president could: seize the nation’s financial reins from the corporate elite and
return them to the American people. Progressives everywhere held out hope that their new
leader would take advantage of the economic crisis he stepped into and enact bold policies that
RY OF OBA MA
’S PRO MIS E,
would evoke real financial reforms—putting Main Street in front of Wall Street, at last.
THE INS IDE STO THE STR UGG LE
’S POW ER, AND
WA LL STR EET
TO CON TRO L
OUR ECO NOM
IC FUT URE But that, writes Robert Kuttner, is not the way things turned out. Instead, America’s best
chance for radical financial reform turned into Wall Street’s greatest victory. Obama filled his
administration with allies of financial elites who were more interested in business as usual than
in transformative change. As a consequence, Main Street remained mired in deep recession.
R ob e rt K u t t n e r
New York Times Bestselling Author of Obama’s Challenge
Instead of being the instrument of economic renewal, Obama became the target of economic
• Pub Date April 2010 In this hard-hitting, incisive account, Kuttner shares his unique, insider view of how the
• $25.00 US, $27.50 CAN • Hardcover Obama administration not only missed its moment to turn our economy around—but deep-
• ISBN 9781603582704 ened Wall Street’s risky grip on America’s future. Carefully constructing a one-year history of
the problem, the players, and the outcome, Kuttner gives readers an unparalleled account of the
• 6 x 9 • 288 pages
president’s first year.
• Politics/Economics More importantly, Kuttner shows how we could—with swift, decisive action—still enact real
• World Rights reforms, and how Barack Obama could redeem his promise.
This is a book not to be missed by anyone who wants to understand exactly how Wall Street
won, and how Main Street can still fight back.
Praise for Robert Kuttner and his previous book, Obama's Challenge:
“Obama's Challenge is the fruit of Bob Kuttner's lifetime of engagé report-
ing, analysis, and advocacy . . . it is riveting, brilliant, and persuasive.
Kuttner, in concise chapters written with great vigor and clarity, shows what
Robert Kuttner is the author of the the change could look like if Obama is bold enough to go for it and the gods
New York Times best-seller Obama’s continue to smile on him.” —Hendrik Hertzberg, from his New Yorker blog
Challenge: America’s Economic
Crisis and the Power of a
Transformative Presidency and sever- “Robert Kuttner has incisively captured the political moment, underscored
al other books on politics and the by the deepening economic crisis. Lucidly and passionately, he lays out the
economy. He is cofounder and coedi- hurdles facing an Obama presidency and challenges him to seize the
tor of The American Prospect maga- moment and achieve greatness by redeeming the promise of America.”
zine and a distinguished senior fel-
—–Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post
low at the progressive think tank
Demos. He was a longtime columnist
for BusinessWeek and continues to “[Kuttner's] thoughtful, hopeful and apprehensive book is a particularly
write columns in the Boston Globe. A valuable guide to what the progressive left hopes to see in the Obama
regular commentator on TV and
presidency.” —–New York Times Sunday Book Review
radio, Kuttner also blogs frequently
on how America can harness capital-
ism to serve a broad public interest.
Politics & Social Justice April
From A Presidency in Peril
Dare we still hope that Obama will yet deliver change we can believe in? The quiet desperation of millions
of Americans is not being well articulated, much less remedied, by either party. But at the rate events are
unfolding, the economic unease will increasingly be defined and articulated by the Republican right. The
crucial question is whether Obama himself has been so totally captured by the financial elite that his path
is now irreversible.
It has become a cliché among pundits that the Democratic Party is hamstrung by interest groups.
Commentators usually have in mind groups that are actually fairly weak politically––blacks, Hispanics,
gays, feminists, schoolteachers, trade unionists. Politicians who propitiate these groups are accused of pan-
dering. The fact that the most powerful interest group of them all, the financial industry, seldom makes
the list, is testament to its quiet power. Princeton University political scientist Larry Bartels observes, “In
the 1930s and 1940s, Democrats went as far as the South would let them go. Since the 1990s, they’ve
gone as far as Wall Street will let them go.” That power structure needs to be dislodged before real reform
In principle, Obama is free to toss out his top aides and bring in a new team. Bill Clinton repeatedly shuf-
fled his advisors. So did Lincoln. But, as we shall see, the threads that link Obama’s political aides to his
Wall Street–dominated group of top economic advisers will not be easily sundered. The addiction of this
administration to flows of Wall Street’s political money reinforces the impulse to go easy on the financial
industry. Obama’s style is to delegate and to proceed with extreme caution. To shift course and lead a dif-
ferent economic team with drastically different views and goals, Obama would have to grow immensely in
It is, of course, too early for a definitive judgment. History reminds us that Lincoln, in mid-1862, was fac-
ing a bleak military and political landscape. His peers considered him a failure. His greatness came later.
John Kennedy, judged a year and a half into his term, looked like a pretty disappointing president, too.
Often, wisdom ripens with experience––and Obama is nothing if not a learner.
Sometimes, however, leaders fail to seize moments pregnant with possibility. Sometimes, to invert a much-
loved verse of the poet Seamus Heaney, hope and history don’t rhyme. The British historian A.J.P Taylor,
referring to the revolutionary year 1848, when nationalist revolutions in central Europe seeking self-deter-
mination and liberal democracy were all aborted, memorably characterized the events as a turning point of
history on which history failed to turn. We will soon learn whether our own era is such a time.
In Obama’s fateful first year, there was a road not taken, a possible road to radical financial reform, broad
prosperity, and the mobilization of an appreciative citizenry. This book explains how the key decisions
unfolded, the stakes, and the alternatives, as we look forward to the second half of Obama’s term. There is
still time for him to redeem his presidency. But that time is fast running out.
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INQUIRIES INTO THE NATURE OF SLOW MONEY
Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered NEW i
Woody Tasch Paper!
Foreword by Carlo Petrini
A call to bring money back down to earth.
Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a
million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of
your assets within 50 miles of where you live?
Such questions—at the heart of slow money—represent the first steps on our path to a new
Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money presents an essential new strategy for investing in local
food systems and introduces a group of fiduciary activists who are exploring what should come
after industrial finance and industrial agriculture. Theirs is a vision for investing that puts soil
fertility into return-on-investment calculations and serves people and place as much at it serves
industry sectors and markets.
Leading the charge is Woody Tasch—whose decades of work as a venture capitalist, foundation
treasurer, and entrepreneur now shed new light on a truer, more beautiful, more prudent kind of
fiduciary responsibility. He offers an alternative vision to the dusty old industrial concepts of the
• Pub Date April 2010
nineteenth and twentieth centuries when dollars, and the businesses they financed, lost their
• $15.95 US, $19.95 CAN • Paper connection to place; slow money, on the other hand, is firmly rooted in the new economic,
• ISBN 9781603582544 social, and environmental realities of the 21st century.
[Hardcover ISBN 9781603580069]
• 51/2 x 71/2 • 240 pages Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money is a call to action for designing capital markets built
• Sustainable Business around not extraction and consumption but preservation and restoration.
• World Rights (sold: Chinese, Italian, Is it a movement or is it an investment strategy? Yes.
• Also Available as an e-book
“It goes along with Small Is Beautiful on my ‘books that matter’ shelf.”
—Joan Dye Gussow, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, and author, This
“The promise of Slow Money gives us all hope that the post-financial-meltdown
economy will be much more grounded in local, community-based, mission-posi-
—Rian Fried, President, Clean Yield Asset Management
Woody Tasch is president of the newly
formed NGO Slow Money and
Chairman Emeritus of Investors’ Circle, “This book is an essential read for anyone who is concerned about the human
a nonprofit network of angel investors, condition and our planet. Few have taken the idea of walking your talk this
venture capitalists, foundations, and much to its essence: all the way to where money meets the earth, so that we
family offices that, since 1992, has
facilitated the flow of $130 million to
can begin to build a truly healthy economy.”
200 early-stage companies and ven- —Mark Finser, Chair of the Board, RSF Social Finance
ture funds dedicated to sustainability.
He lives in northern New Mexico. For
information about Slow Money please
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UP TUNKET ROAD
The Education of a Modern Homesteader
Illustrations by Erin Ackerman-Leist
Simple living has never been so complicated.
Ever since Thoreau’s Walden, the image of the American homesteader has been of someone get-
ting away from civilization, of forging an independent life in the country. Yet if this were ever
true, what is the nature and reality of homesteading in the media-saturated, hyper-connected
For seven years Philip Ackerman-Leist and his wife, Erin, lived without electricity or running water
in an old cabin in the beautiful but remote hills of western New England. Slowly forging their own
farm and homestead, they took inspiration from their experiences among the mountain farmers of
the Tirolean Alps and were guided by their Vermont neighbors, who taught them about what it
truly means to live sustainably in the postmodern homestead—not only to survive, but to thrive in
a fragmented landscape and a fractured economy.
Up Tunket Road is the inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple
living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. Ackerman-Leist writes with
humor about the inevitable foibles of setting up life off the grid—from hauling frozen laundry
• Pub Date June 2010 uphill to getting locked in the henhouse by their ox. But he also weaves an instructive narrative
• $17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper that contemplates the future of simple living. His is not a how-to guide, but something much
• ISBN 9781603580335 richer and more important—a tale of discovery that will resonate with readers who yearn for a
• 6 x 9 • 272 pages • Illustrations better, more meaningful life, whether they live in the city, country, or somewhere in between.
• Sustainable Living
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Philip Ackerman-Leist and his wife,
Erin, farmed in the South Tirol region of
the Alps and North Carolina before
beginning their twelve-year home-
steading venture in Pawlet, Vermont.
Ackerman-Leist is a professor at Green
Mountain College, where he estab-
lished the college farm and sustainable
agriculture curriculum and is Director of
the Green Mountain College Farm &
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THE GORT CLOUD NEW i
The Invisible Force Powering Today’s Most Visible Green Brands Paper!
Exploring the networks that make or break green brands.
“Green” has gone mainstream and, for many companies, caring for the environment is not just a
philosophy, it’s a marketing strategy. So how does a company that’s genuinely committed to
green principles differentiate itself from its greenwashing competitors?
Brand expert Richard Seireeni interviewed more than thirty eco-capitalists from a broad range
of industries—home improvement, transportation, household products, food and beverage,
energy, real estate, finance, and fashion. The collective experiences of leaders like Gary
Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farms, Jeffrey Hollender of Seventh Generation, and the grandsons of
soapmaker Dr. Bronner provide a rich source of wisdom for green businesses getting off the
ground or for any business aiming to improve its environmental performance.
Seireeni shows how green entrepreneurs leveraged their brands by successfully navigating the “Gort
Cloud”—a term coined by the author to describe the vast and largely invisible network of NGOs,
trendspotters, advocacy groups, social networks, business alliances, certifying organizations, and
other members of the green community that have the power to make or break new green brands.
Integrating the Gort Cloud into brand development and marketing strategies is critical to the success
• Pub Date June 2010
of any aspiring green brand. Creating a cause, building credibility, developing a simple and com-
• $19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • Paper
pelling message, identifying core customers and sales channels, deftly playing the green alternative
• ISBN 9781603582520
media, and fending off second-to-market competitors are all required to build a green brand.
[Hardcover ISBN 9781603580618]
• 6 x 9 • 320 pages How these skills are put into practice will vary for each business, but Seireeni’s research points
• Sustainable Business toward a set of shared characteristics and basic tenets that every business can use to build a credible
and successful green brand.
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“This is one of the best green marketing and branding books written lately,
providing not only a clear view about the past and the present of the green
economy, but also valuable lessons to its future.”
“If you liked Blessed Unrest by Paul Hawken, you’ll love this too . . . We found
it quite a clever read and very informative.”
Richard Seireeni is a thirty-year veteran
in brand consulting and marketing. He
“A worthy contribution to the green marketing and Web 2.0 canon.”
has been art director of Rolling Stone —–Timothy B. Hurst, Sustainablog
magazine, creative director of Warner
Bros. Records, and co-creative director
of Enterprise IG, New York. He is
founder of The Brand Architect Group
in Los Angeles, with affiliated offices in
Tokyo and Shanghai. He graduated
from the Univ. of Washington School
of Architecture and is a member of the
U.S. Green Building Council. He lives
in LA with his wife and two children.
For more information, visit
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CHANTERELLE DREAMS AND AMANITA NIGHTMARES
The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms
Dispatches from a Mycophile.
Throughout history, people have had a complex and confusing relationship with mushrooms.
Are fungi food or medicine, beneficial decomposers or deadly “toadstools” ready to kill anyone
foolhardy enough to eat them? In fact, there is truth in all these statements. In Chanterelle
Dreams and Amanita Nightmares, author Greg Marley reveals some of the wonders and myster-
ies of mushrooms, and our conflicting human reactions to them.
With tales from around the world, Marley, a seasoned mushroom expert, explains that some cul-
tures are mycophilic (mushroom-loving), like those of Russia and Eastern Europe, while others are
intensely mycophobic (mushroom-fearing), including the US. He shares stories from China, Japan,
and Korea—where mushrooms are interwoven into the fabric of daily life as food, medicine, fable,
and folklore—and from Slavic countries where whole families leave villages and cities during rainy
periods of the late summer and fall and traipse into the forests for mushroom-collecting excursions.
From the famous Amanita phalloides (aka “the Death Cap”), reputed killer of Emperor Claudius in
the first century AD, to the beloved chanterelle (cantharellus cibarius) known by at least eighty-nine
different common names in almost twenty-five languages, Chanterelle Dreams and Amanita
• Pub Date May 2010 Nightmares explores the ways that mushrooms have shaped societies all over the globe.
• $17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper
This fascinating and fresh look at mushrooms—their natural history, their uses and abuses,
• ISBN 9781603582148
their pleasures and dangers—is a splendid introduction to both fungi themselves and to our
• 6 x 9 • 272 pages • Illustrations
human fascination with them. From useful descriptions of the most foolproof edible species to
revealing stories about hallucinogenic or poisonous, yet often beautiful, fungi, Marley’s long
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and passionate experience will inform and inspire readers with the stories of these dark and
• Also Available as an e-book mysterious denizens of our forest floor.
Greg Marley has a passion for mush-
rooms that dates to 1971, the year he
left his native New Mexico and spent the
summer in the verdant woods of central
New York. Since then, he has become
an avid student and teacher of mycolo-
gy, as well as a mushroom identification
consultant to the Northern New England
Poison Control Center and owner of
Mushrooms for Health, a company that
provides education and products made
with Maine medicinal mushrooms.
Marley is the author of Mushrooms for
Health: Medical Secrets of Northeastern
Fungi. He lives and mushrooms in
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Chelsea Green Health • Environment May 2010
POISONED FOR PROFIT
How Toxins Are Making Our Children Chronically Ill
Philip and Alice Shabecoff
Why is one of every three American children sick?
In a landmark investigation that’s been compared to Silent Spring, two veteran journalists defini-
tively show how, why, and where industrial toxins are causing rates of birth defects, asthma, cancer,
and other serious illnesses to soar in children. Philip and Alice Shabecoff reveal that the children of
baby boomers—the first to be raised in a truly toxified world—are the first generation to be sicker
and have shorter life expectancies than their parents. The culprits, they say, are the companies that
profit from producing, using, and selling toxics.
In piercing case histories, the authors bring readers to places like Dickson, Tennessee, where
babies were born with cleft lips and palates after landfill chemicals seeped into the water, and Port
Neches, Texas, where so many graduates of a high school near synthetic rubber and chemical
plants contracted cancer that the school was nicknamed “Leukemia High.”
And they ask a razor-sharp question: Just why are we letting corporations commit these crimes
against our children, sabotage investigations and regulations, hire scientists to skew data on
toxic impacts, and fend off government controls with powerful lobbying groups?
• Pub Date May 2010 It’s time, they say, for families and the health and environmental communities to fight back, and
• $17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper their painstakingly researched book shows how people are taking action across the country—from
• ISBN 9781603582568 pressuring politicians and investigating sickness clusters in their regions to ridding their own homes
of countless toxic products like crib mattresses infused with dangerous flame retardants or teething
• 6 x 9 • 368 pages
rings steeped in harmful chemicals.
• Paperback Rights Powerful, unflinching, and eminently readable, Poisoned for Profit is a wake-up call that is
bound to inspire talk and force change.
Philip Shabecoff was the chief environmental correspondent for the New York Times for fourteen of the thirty-two
years he worked there as a reporter. After leaving the Times, he founded and published Greenwire, an online
daily digest of environmental news. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, Washington Week in
Review, CNN News, C-Span, National Public Radio, and the BBC. For his environmental writing, Shabecoff was
selected as one of the Global 500 by the United Nations Environment Programme. He received the James
Madison Award from the American Library Association for leadership in expanding the public’s right to know.
His previous books include A Fierce Green Fire: A History of the American Environmental Movement.
Alice Shabecoff is a freelance journalist
focusing on family and consumer topics.
Her work has appeared in the New
York Times, Washington Post, Christian “Brilliant. Every parent in America owes a debt of gratitude to Philip and Alice
Science Monitor, and International Shabecoff. [Poisoned for Profit] should be high on the . . . President’s reading list.”
Herald Tribune, among other publica- —Barry Commoner
tions. She was executive director of the
National Consumers League, the coun-
try’s oldest consumer organization, and “Powerful reporting backing powerful conclusions—it will make those of us with
executive director of the national non- kids shudder, but hopefully it will also make us get out of our chairs and
profit Community Information Exchange. engage in the politics necessary to protect the future.”
Her previous books include A Guide to
—–Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature
Careers in Community Development.
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LIVING ABOVE THE STORE
Building a Business That Creates Value, Inspires Change, NEW i
and Restores Land and Community Paper!
Foreword by Ray Anderson
How a business can redefine, then find, success.
The economic crash of late 2008 is just the latest evidence of the truth that many have known for
so long: that too much of our modern economy is based on a house of cards. We need businesses
that not only factor their impact on people and places into their equations for success but also
strive to restore the communities and environments in which they operate. How can this be done?
In Living above the Store, Martin Melaver provides a roadmap for creating such a business. He chal-
lenges business owners and managers to move beyond business as usual and create real change.
Living above the Store brings us into the story of Melaver, Inc., a third-generation, seventy-year-old
family real-estate business, as it evolves toward becoming a thought and product leader in
sustainable business practices. It is part business-management theory and part case study, showing
readers where sustainable principles meet sustainable practices on a day-to-day basis.
Living above the Store demonstrates how to:
• Adopt a business model that provides for economic success while contributing to
society and the environment
• Pub Date June 2010 • Shape a business culture that is restorative to a workforce by helping employees realize
• $19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • Paper their highest potential
• ISBN 9781603582537 • Leverage an ethos within a business that “ripples outward” to foster restoration of both
[Hardcover ISBN 9781603580854] land and community
• 6 x 9 • 336 pages • 8-page color insert • Embrace a notion of limits to growth
• Sustainable Business • Reframe ideas about competition, proprietary knowledge, and business success
• World Rights Living above the Store is for readers who want to learn more about how a socially responsible
business can first redefine, and then find, success.
• Also Available as an e-book
photo: Kim Thomson
“Living above the Store breaks the mold on business writing.”
—–Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce
“This is a heartwarming and inspiring story of how business ought to be
conducted at the intersection of community, common sense, and caring.”
—–David W. Orr, author of Design on the Edge and Paul Sears Distinguished
Martin Melaver has been CEO of
Melaver, Inc., since 1992. Never con-
Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College
tent with the well-trod path, he has a
PhD in literature from Harvard University
and an MBA from Northwestern
University’s Kellogg School of
Management. He is actively involved
with numerous community organizations
in and around Savannah, Georgia.
Melaver splits his time between
Savannah and Tel Aviv, Israel.
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ADOBE HOMES FOR ALL CLIMATES
Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-resistant Natural Building Techniques
Lisa Morey Schroder and Vince Ogletree
New methods for an old art—modern adobe
construction for buildings of all styles in all places.
The lay-up of adobe bricks is an easy, forgiving way to achieve a solid masonry-wall system. Contrary
to stereotypes, adobe is perfectly adaptable for use in cold, wet climates as well as hot and dry ones,
and for areas prone to earthquakes. With its efficient use of energy, natural resources for construction,
and minimal effort for long-term maintenance, it’s clear that the humble adobe brick is an ideal
option for constructing eco-friendly structures throughout the world.
The book is ideal both for first-time do-it-yourselfers and for experienced adobe builders seeking to
improve their craft. Drawing on the experience of more than fifty major adobe projects since 1993,
Adobe Homes for All Climates describes Adobe Building Systems’ patented reinforcement and scaf-
folding systems, showing readers how to construct adobe homes more easily and safely, and with
superior strength, durability, structural integrity, and aesthetic appeal, as compared to earthen
homes of the past.
• Pub Date August 2010 All aspects of adobe construction are covered, including making and laying adobe bricks,
• $34.95 US, $43.50 CAN • Paper installing lintels and arches, conduits and pipes, doors and windows, top plates and bond-
• ISBN 9781603582575 beams, ideal wall dimensions, adobe finishes, and other adobe construction components, such
• 8 x 10 • 224 pages • Color photos as the inexpensive use of scaffolding. These methods will produce a premium product that will
and black & white line drawings meet and often exceed inspection standards.
• Green Building Equipped with this manual, you will be able to obtain a building permit, make adobe bricks
• World Rights swiftly, and confidently lay them up. You will be able to beautifully finish your adobe walls
with earth plasters creating stunning colors and outstanding light effects and create a beautiful,
energy-efficient home that will last for generations to come.
Lisa Morey Schroder has a Bachelor of Science in Construction
Engineering and Management as well as a diploma in Architectural
Design. She worked alongside Ogletree for five years before found-
ing Adobe Building Systems, LLC. She has been involved in the
design and planning stages of dozens of adobe homes and has
years of hands-on experience in all aspects of adobe construction.
Schroder lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver,
Vince Ogletree founded Earth Building Consultants & Contractors,
Ltd., in Auckland, New Zealand. Before his untimely death in 2005,
he had twenty-three years of building experience including twelve
years working with earthen and adobe methods. Vince dedicated
himself to working on this manual in the last year of his life so that
others could benefit from his knowledge and expertise in adobe
building and share in his passion for earthen building and in his
vision for environmentally conscious construction.
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Chelsea Green Politics • Social Justice July 2010
BYE BYE, MISS AMERICAN EMPIRE
Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their
Underdog Crusades to Redraw America’s Political Map
An offbeat tour through the increasingly
disuniting states of America.
It’s been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession
was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the
nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner of motives want to form new
states—and even new nations.
So, just what’s happening out there? The American Empire is dying, says Bill Kauffman in this
incisive, eye-opening investigation into modern-day secession—the next radical idea poised to enter
mainstream discourse. And those rising up to topple that empire are a surprising mix of conserva-
tives, liberals, regionalists, and independents who—from movement to movement—may share few
political beliefs but who have one thing in common: a sense that our nation has grown too large,
and too powerfully centralized, to stay true to its founding principles.
Bye Bye, Miss American Empire traces the historical roots of the secessionist spirit, and introduces us
• Pub Date July 2010 to the often radical, sometimes quixotic, and highly charged movements that want to decentralize
• $17.95 US, $21.95 CAN • Paper and re-localize power.
• ISBN 9781933392806 During the George W. Bush administration, frustrated liberals talked secession back to within
• 6 x 9 • 320 pages hailing distance of the margins of national debate, a place it had not occupied since 1861. Now,
• Politics/Social Justice secessionist voices on the left and right and everywhere in between are amplifying. Writes
• World Rights Kauffman, “The noise is the sweet hum of revolution, of subjects learning how to be citizens, of
people shaking off . . . their Wall Street and Pentagon overlords and taking charge of their lives
• Also Available as an e-book once more.”
Engaging, illuminating, even sometimes troubling, Bye Bye, Miss American Empire is a must-read
for those taking the pulse of the nation.
photo: Gretel Kauffman
Praise for Bill Kauffman's Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette:
“A small masterpiece . . . Kauffman is a romantic reactionary, a writer with
an odd, energetic optimism.” —Gore Vidal
Bill Kauffman is the author of nine
books, including Dispatches from the “There is myth and poetry in this refreshing look at a town . . . Kauffman is one
Muckdog Gazette, which won the 2003 of the most original journalistic voices in America today.”
national “Sense of Place” award from
Writers & Books, and Look Homeward,
America, which the American Library
Association named one of the best “A sort of Our Town with attitude . . . Readers will laugh out loud.”
books of 2006. He writes frequently for —–Publishers Weekly
The Wall Street Journal and the
American Conservative and lives in his
native Genesee County, New York, with “Those born in a small town will know what he means and probably envy him
his family. for having had the gumption to go back home.” —–The Wall Street Journal
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Chelsea Green Gardening • Agriculture July 2010
THE FARMSTEAD CREAMERY ADVISOR
The Complete Guide to Building and Running a Small, Farm-Based Cheese Business
Essential reading for aspiring artisan cheesemakers
and home dairy producers.
There has never been a better time to be making and selling great cheese. People worldwide are con-
suming more high-quality, handmade cheese than ever before. The number of artisan cheesemakers
has doubled in recent years, and many of the industry’s newcomers are “farmstead” producers—
those who work only with the milk of their own animals. Today, more than ever before, the people
who choose to become farmer-cheesemakers need access to the knowledge of established cheese arti-
sans who can help them build their dream.
Few career choices lead to such extremes of labor, emotion, and monetary challenge. In The
Farmstead Creamery Advisor, respected cheesemaker, instructor, and speaker Gianaclis Caldwell
walks would-be producers through the many, and often confusing, steps and decisions they will
face when considering a career in this burgeoning cottage industry. This book fills the gap that
exists between the pasture and cheese plate. It goes far beyond issues of caring for livestock and
basic cheesemaking, explaining business issues such as:
• Pub Date July 2010
• Analyzing your suitability for the career
• $29.95 US, $36.95 CAN • Paper • Designing and building the cheese facility
• ISBN 9781603582216 • Sizing up the market
• 7 x 10 • 250 pages • Full color throughout • Negotiating day-to-day obstacles
• Gardening/Agriculture • Ensuring maximum safety and efficiency
• World Rights Drawing from her own and other cheesemakers’ experiences, Caldwell brings to life the story of
creating a successful cheesemaking business in a practical, organized manner. Absolutely essential for
• Also Available as an e-book
anyone interested in becoming a licensed artisan cheesemaker, The Farmstead Creamery Advisor will
also appeal to the many small and hobby-farm owners who already have milking animals and who
wish to improve their home dairy practices and facilities.
photo: Gregory Redfern
Gianaclis Caldwell, along with her hus-
band, Vern, and their teenage daughter,
Amelia, owns Pholia Farm situated in
the verdant Rogue Valley of southern
Oregon, where they make aged cheese
from the milk of their Nigerian Dwarf
goats. The twenty-three-acre, off-the-grid
farm and forest has been in Caldwell’s
family since the 1940s. Caldwell’s criti-
cally acclaimed cheeses have been fea-
tured in books, articles, and top-ten lists.
She is a former nurse and mixed-media
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Left to Write Press Sustainable Living April 2010
Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture
Essential reading on a lifestyle change that will be
embraced by many in the years to come.
Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and
species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our
global crises—drive less, consume less, increase self-reliance, buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our
In essence, the great work we face requires rekindling the home fires.
Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth
as a political and ecological act, and who have centered their lives around family and commu-
nity for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an
era that has benefited from feminism, where domination and oppression are cast aside and
where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic
insecurity, or relentless servitude.
• Pub Date April 2010 Radical Homemakers nationwide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and
• $23.95 US, $29.95 CAN • Paper casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power
• ISBN 9780979439117 to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to
• 6 x 9 • 352 pages plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this
• Sustainable Living is your book.
Advance Praise for Radical Homemakers
“The world is moving towards a tougher period, when the relative ease
and luxury we’ve known will be tested. But that test can deepen our family
and community lives, as Shannon Hayes shows, providing more of us—of
both genders—become homemakers.”
—Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet
and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Shannon Hayes is the host of grassfed-
cooking.com and author of The Farmer “Brilliant, visionary, and practical. This is a mind-bending book that will
and the Grill and The Grassfed Gourmet.
forever change your view of human possibility and compel you to rethink
She has written for numerous publica-
tions, including the New York Times. She your life. My highest recommendation. ”
holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and —David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and The Great
works with her family on Sap Bush Turning and board chair of YES! magazine
Hollow Farm in upstate New York. Learn
more at radicalhomemakers.com
“Breathtaking, scholarly, passionate and inspiring.”
—Holly Hickman, Radical Homemaker, former Fox News Radio reporter
•••Also by Shanon Hayes••• and creator of SustainableSuppers.com
THE FARMER AND THE GRILL
A Guide to Grilling, Barbecuing
and Spit-Roasting Grassfed
“Outside the boxes of both conservatives and liberals, this book is radical
Meat . . . and for saving the thinking at its best. Read it and think.” —John De Graaf, coauthor of
planet one bite at a time AFFLUENZA and director of Take Back Your Time
$21.95 US • PB • 9780979439100
6 x 9 • 168 pages • B&W illustrations
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Green Books Gardening • Agriculture April 2010
HOW TO MAKE AND USE COMPOST
The Ultimate Guide
Everything you need to know to make successful
compost in the city or country, flat or field.
Composting is easy, fun, saves you money, and helps you to grow lovely plants. Whether you
live in an apartment with no garden or have a family and garden that generate large amounts of
food and garden waste, this book shows you how to compost everything that can be composted
at home, work, or school, and in spaces big and small.
How to Make and Use Compost features an A-Z guide that includes a comprehensive list of what
you can and can’t compost, concepts and techniques, compost systems, and common problems
and solutions. It includes how to:
• Compost your food waste safely
• Get the best out of a Dalek-type plastic composter
• Make your own seed, plant, and cuttings compost
• Create liquid feed for your plants with a wormery
• Make compost in your flat or on your balcony
• Pub Date April 2010 • Avoid problems such as rats and flies.
• $16.95 US, $20.95 CAN • Paper
By making your own compost you can feed your plants, increase the fertility of your soil, and help
• ISBN 9781900322591
reduce the amount of waste going to landfill at the same time.
• 61/4 x 91/4 • 128 pages • Color photos
Nicky Scott is a former Chairman of the
Community Composting Network and is
the Coordinator of the Devon
Community Composting Network. He
has helped in the development of the
“Scotty’s Hot Box” and the “RiDan”
composter, both now widely used for
composting food waste. Nicky Scott
lives in England. •••Also by Nicky Scott•••
COMPOSTING REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
An Easy Household Guide An Easy Household Guide
Nicky Scott Nicky Scott
$7.95 US • PB • 9781933392745 $7.95 US • PB • 9781933392752
4 3/4 x 6 1/2 • 96 pages 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 • 96 pages
Color illustrations Color illustrations
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Green Books Green Building February 2010
HOMES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE
Adapting Our Homes and Communities to Cope with the Climate of the 21st Century
Designing and building homes to cope with
ongoing climate change.
Climate change is inescapable. Even if the whole world stopped pumping carbon dioxide into
the sky today, at least forty years of climate change are ahead of us, thanks to the long time lag
within the Earth’s ecosystem. As the century progresses, extremes will become more common:
heat waves, drought, storms, and floods will test the design of our buildings and the resilience of
our communities. We also face the slow rise of sea levels and the secondary impacts of climate
change, especially on energy and food security.
Across the world, communities have been living with such extremes for millennia. If we have
the imagination to learn from others and rethink the ways we build and live together, we can
face this unsettling future with confidence.
Homes for a Changing Climate celebrates this collective wisdom, exploring traditional and con-
temporary responses to the challenges of climate and illustrating the many ways in which houses
• Pub Date February 2010
can be designed, built, and adapted to cope with these challenges. Combining inspiring case
• $35.00 US, $43.50 CAN • Paper studies, striking photography, and practical advice, Homes for a Changing Climate is a book of
• ISBN 9781900322478 imagination and hope in difficult times.
• 8 x 10 • 192 pages
Full-color photos throughout
• Green Building
Will Anderson is Senior Researcher for
the Centre for Sustainable Energy,
based in Bristol, England. He has a pub-
lished academic background in health
and social research but now writes with
a focus on ecological design. He is a
regular contributor to Timber Building.
His several degrees include one in sus-
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Green Books Green Building February 2010
BUILDING WITH STRAW BALES, REVISED & UPDATED
A Practical Guide for the UK and Ireland
Straw-bale building has brought to the construction
industry many new and useful ideas about energy
efficiency and responsibility toward the environment.
This fully revised and updated edition includes new construction drawings, standard details for
best-practice design, examples of off-the-peg drawings for small buildings such as summer houses
and studios, and designs for affordable houses. These designs have a carbon rating of less than
As a building material, straw excels in the areas of cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency.
Building with Straw Bales gives details of all the main construction methods and includes:
• bale specifications
• walls and foundations
• Pub Date February 2010 • doors and windows
• $24.95 US, $30.95 CAN • Paper • plastering
• ISBN 9781900322515 • building regulations and planning permission
[Previous ISBN 9781903998137] • frequently asked questions
• construction drawings
• 71/2 x 91/4 • 184 pages • Color plates
• Green Building
Barbara Jones is one of the foremost
straw-bale builders in the UK and has
been involved in building more than
200 houses. Her company, Amazon
Nails, runs workshops in straw-bale
training and natural building techniques.
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Green Books Spirituality February 2010
Being on a pilgrimage doesn’t necessarily mean travel-
ling from one place to another—it means a state of
mind, a state of consciousness, a state of fearlessness.
In Earth Pilgrim, Satish Kumar draws on his personal experience and also his understanding of
the spiritual traditions of both East and West. The book takes the form of conversations
between Kumar and others about the inner and outer aspects of pilgrimage: “To be a pilgrim is
to be on a path of adventure, to move out of our comfort zones, to let go of our prejudices and
preconditioning, to make strides towards the unknown.” If we want to tread the pilgrim’s path,
we need to go beyond ideas of good and evil and to be dedicated to our quest—to our natural
calling. We need to shed not just our unnecessary material possessions but also our burdens of
fear, anxiety, doubt, and worry; in this way we can find spiritual renewal and enter on the great
adventure into the unknown.
Kumar believes that at this stage of human history we now need a new kind of pilgrim, unattached
to any form of dogma—“Earth Pilgrims” who are concerned with this world, not the next, and
• Pub Date February 2010
who are seeking a deep commitment to life in the here and now, upon this Earth, in this world.
• $19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • Hardcover We need to realize that we are all connected, and through that connectivity we become pilgrims.
• ISBN 9781900322577
• 53/4 x 83/4 • 144 pages
19 B&W illustrations
From the Introduction . . .
We can relate to our planet Earth in two ways. Either we can act as tourists
and look at the Earth as a source of goods and services for our use, pleasure
and enjoyment, or we can act as Earth Pilgrims and treat the planet with rev-
erence and gratitude. Tourists value the Earth and all her natural riches only in
terms of their usefulness to themselves. Pilgrims perceive the planet as sacred,
and recognize the intrinsic value of all life. The living Earth, with all its grace
and beauty, is good in itself.
Satish Kumar is an internationally •••Also by Satish Kumar•••
renowned speaker on ecological and YOU ARE, THEREFORE I AM
spiritual issues. He is the author of The A Declaration of Dependence
Buddha and the Terrorist; No Satish Kumar
Destination; You Are, Therefore I Am;
$20.00 US • PB • 9781903998182
and Spiritual Compass. He lives in 6 x 9 • 192 pages
North Devon, England.
$20.00 US • PB • 9781870098892
6 x 9 • 320 pages
Green Books Nature • Environment February 2010
THE HANDBOOK OF SUSTAINABILITY LITERACY
Skills for a Changing World
Arran Stibbe, editor
A ground-breaking book that offers deep reflection on
the skills that people will need to survive and thrive in
the challenging conditions of the twenty-first century.
Responding to the threats of climate change, peak oil, resource deletion, economic uncertainty and
energy insecurity demands the utmost in creativity, ingenuity, and new ways of thinking in order to
reinvent self and society. In The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy, leading sustainability educators
are joined by permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathemati-
cians, and philosophers in examining the skills needed in the twenty-first century. Among the many
skills, attributes, and values described in this volume are values reflection, coping with complexity,
permaculture design, transition skills, advertising awareness, effortless action, and ecological intelli-
gence, each accompanied by ideas for active-learning exercises to help develop the skill. Far from
being a rigid or definitive statement of the “one right way,” however, the handbook is exploratory,
aiming to open up new, unthought-of paths, possibilities, and choices. It is intended primarily for
educators across the spectrum from higher education to informal education, but is also suitable for
• Pub Date February 2010 learners themselves and anyone interested in the literally “vital” issue of the skills we need to survive
• $24.95 US, $30.95 CAN • Paper and thrive in the twenty-first century and build a more sustainable future. Contributors include
• ISBN 9781900322607 John Naish, Satish Kumar, Patrick Whitefield, John Blewitt, Stephan Harding, and Stephen Sterling.
• 61/4 x 91/4 • 224 pages
From the Introduction . . .
The ability to take steps towards building a more sustainable self and society
requires far more than knowledge about sustainability—it requires sustain-
ability literacy. This book uses the term sustainability literacy to indicate the
skills, attitudes, competencies, dispositions and values that are necessary for
surviving and thriving in the declining conditions of the world in ways which
slow down that decline as far as possible. Gaining practical skills requires a
form of learning which goes beyond memorizing and repeating facts. It
Arran Stibbe has an academic back- requires active learning, a broad term used to refer to self-reflection, self-
ground in both humanities and human directed enquiry, learning by doing, engagement with real life issues, and
ecology, and combines the two in his learning within communities of practice.
teaching and research into education
for sustainability. He has published . . . Given the trajectory of society and the seeming lack of political will to
widely in the area of ecolinguistics
make changes significant enough to change that trajectory, it is easy to lose
and is currently a senior lecturer and
University Teaching Fellow in the hope or cling to highly unlikely ‘solutions,’ such as electric cars for solving
Department of Humanities at the the energy crisis, genetic engineering to solve the food crisis, or planetary
University of Gloucestershire. engineering to solve climate change. Finding well-grounded hope lies
instead in taking a stark and honest look at the changing conditions of the
world, developing the skills necessary for responding to those conditions,
and building a better future in whatever ways remain realistic and possible.
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Green Man Gardening • Agriculture August 2010
THE NEW FOOD GARDEN
Reinventing the Garden for Productivity, Edibility, Sustainability, Beauty, and Pleasure
Edible, beautiful, functional, and sustainable.
This groundbreaking new book expands the concept of food gardening to embrace the whole
garden. The new food garden is centered around the intensive vegetable garden, but doesn’t stop
there. It puts hedges, ponds, pathways, arbors, lawns, roofs, and walls to work as additional
growing space for food plants. Fruit and nut trees, bush fruit, edible vines, perennial vegetables,
herbs, annual crops, aquatic plants, weeds, and edible wild plants are used to increase the quanti-
ty and variety of foods available with little extra work. The author doesn’t just look upon the
garden as a place to grow food, however; it is a place to be lived in and used, so he also concen-
trates on making it beautiful, comfortable, and efficient. He describes practical ways in which
the garden can help us to reduce our impact on the earth. Included is advice on making the gar-
den pay for itself, or even to provide an income. The author’s ultimate aim is to change the way
we approach the garden so that it feeds, heals, and nurtures us. The productive garden should be
an integral part of the home, and growing food should be a part of everyday life.
• Pub Date August 2010
• $29.95 US, $36.95 CAN • Paper
• ISBN 9780977348947 •••Also by Frank Tozer•••
• 81/2 x 11 • 360 pages THE ORGANIC
B&W illustrations throughout GROWERS HANDBOOK GARDENERS HANDBOOK
• Gardening/Agriculture Frank Tozer Frank Tozer
$22.95 US • PB • 9780977348930 $24.95 US • PB • 9780977348916
8 x 11 • 192 pages 8 x 11 • 280 pages
B&W illustrations B&W illustrations
photo: Alison Hampton
THE USES OF WILD PLANTS
Using and Growing the Wild Plants
of the United States and Canada
$24.95 US • PB • 9780977348909
8 1/2 x 11 • 264 pages
Frank Tozer has been growing and B&W illustrations
using all kinds of edible plants for over
thirty years. His garden in the Santa
Cruz Mountains of California is an
evolving mix of intensive vegetable
garden, English cottage garden, edible
landscape, forest garden, and wild food
plant garden. He is also the author of
The Vegetable Growers Handbook, The
Organic Gardeners Handbook and The
Uses of Wild Plants.
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Seed Savers Exchange Gardening • Agriculture Available Now
FRUIT, BERRY AND NUT INVENTORY, FOURTH EDITION
An Inventory of Nursery Catalogs and Websites Listing Fruit, Berry and Nut
Varieties by Mail Order in the United States
Compiled and written by the staff at Seed Savers Exchange
An essential reference for all backyard fruit
growers and commercial orchardists.
Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory is a must-have reference for all backyard fruit growers and commer-
cial orchardists who care about the rich diversity of fruit, berry, and nut varieties offered by mail-
order nurseries in the United States. This comprehensive “catalog of catalogs” is now available in
its newly updated fourth edition, which lists 275 nurseries offering nearly 8,750 varieties of fruits,
berries, and nuts—everything from apples and bananas to tangerines and buartnuts.
The information presented in this book is so unique and invaluable that fruit growers every-
where will turn to it again and again, looking for sources that offer rare nineteenth-century
apples, or for descriptions of newly bred grapes, or even for unusual varieties of tropical fruits.
Where else could you find sources for Maiden Blush apple (1817), African Rhino Horn
banana, Leningrad Giant currant, Adriatic fig, Pineapple grape, Dr. Beaumont macadamia,
• Pub Date Available Now
Choctaw pecan, or Yellow Egg plum?
• $24.00 US, $30.00 CAN • Paper
• ISBN 9781882424610 Backyard and commercial growers concerned with the loss of biodiversity will deeply appreciate
Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory. Fruit breeders, plant collectors, and amateur growers can tell quickly
[Previous ISBN 9781882424573]
which varieties are being offered by only one or two companies and need to be purchased while
• $30.00 US, $36.95 CAN • Hardcover sources still exist and permanently maintained to prevent being lost forever. Everything commercially
• ISBN 9781882424627 available can be scanned to find varieties perfect for specific climates or resistant to local diseases and
[Previous ISBN 9781882424566] pests. Northern and high-altitude growers can use the book to find exceptionally hardy, short-season
• 81/2 x 11 • 384 pages varieties that will survive and mature in their locations. Orchards, nurseries, and botanical gardens
• Gardening/Agriculture can use it to find sources for unique plant material.
The fruits, berries, and nuts available today are the result of centuries of collection and amateur
development, further refined by the world’s finest breeding programs. Growers and breeders have
developed regionally adapted varieties with superior taste, disease resistance, and countless other
virtues. Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory opens the orchard’s gate and invites us to discover them.
•••Also from Seed Savers Exchange•••
SEED TO SEED
Seed Saving and Growing
Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners
Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization whose $24.95 US • PB • 9781882424580
members are dedicated to the preservation and distribution 8 x 11 • 228 pages
of heirloom seeds. Founded in 1975, the organization is B&W illustrations
located at Heritage Farm, near Decorah, Iowa. Seed Savers
is the largest nongovernmental seed bank in the United GARDEN SEED INVENTORY,
States, with many thousands of heirloom varieties of seeds, SIXTH EDITION
whose goal is making varieties accessible to the public. In An Inventory of Seed Catalogs Listing All
addition, the organization maintains a Historic Orchard that Nonhybrid Vegetable Seeds Available in
contains hundreds of nineteenth-century–era apples. For the United States and Canada
more information about Seed Savers Exchange, or how to Seed Savers Exchange
become a member, visit www.seedsavers.org. $26.00 US • PB • 9781882424603
8 1/2 x 11 • 504 pages
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Permanent Publications Nature • Environment February 2010
THE LIVING LANDSCAPE
How to Read and Understand It
Foreword by Ben Law
Being able to “read” the landscape while on a walk is
like suddenly seeing the world in color after a lifetime of
black and white.
Patrick Whitefield shares a lifetime’s knowledge of the myriad interactions that go to make up the
fascinating and varied landscapes we see all around us. He will inspire you to reconnect with the
land as a living entity, not a collection of different scenery, and develop an active relationship with
nature and the countryside.
The Living Landscape opens with a chapter on how to go about reading the landscape. The fol-
lowing chapters then go on to look in detail into landscape formation, from rocks, through soil,
to vegetation, and the intricate web of interactions among plants, animals, climate, and people
that makes the landscape around us. Each chapter is interspersed with diagrams, sketches, and
notes that Patrick has taken over two decades of living and working in the countryside.
This book invites you to engage actively with nature and experience it firsthand. Understanding
how landscapes evolve is a useful skill for landscape designers, gardeners, and farmers large and
• Pub Date February 2010 small, but it is also a life-enhancing skill all of us can enjoy. Whitefield offers us the enduring
• $37.95 US, $46.95 CAN • Paper pleasure that costs nothing and yet offers everything.
• ISBN 9781856230438
• 6 x 9 • 360 pages • 50 color photos
and 140 B&W line drawings
• Nature/Environment “The knowledge of reading the landscape brings us within it . . . In his clear and
accessible style, Patrick offers the reader not just the breadth of his knowledge
but the first steps on a journey to become part of our landscape again.”
—From the Foreword by Ben Law
•••Also by Patrick Whitefield•••
PERMACULTURE IN A NUTSHELL
$9.00 US • PB • 9781856230032
Patrick Whitefield is one of Europe’s
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 • 84 pages
foremost authors, teachers, and practi- B&W illustrations
tioners of temperate-climate permacul-
ture. Patrick’s previous books include:
Permaculture in a Nutshell, The Earth
Care Manual, How To Make a Forest
Garden, and Tipi Living. HOW TO MAKE A FOREST GARDEN
$30.00 US • PB • 9781856230087
8 x 11 • 184 pages
B&W photographs • charts • graphs
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Permanent Publications Gardening • Agriculture February 2010
THE ALTERNATIVE KITCHEN GARDEN
A concise, valuable, and practical guide—as well
as a lovely read that you can dip in and out of.
The Alternative Kitchen Garden is an evolving idea of what a kitchen garden could be in the
twenty-first century: organic, environmentally sustainable, resilient, and about localizing at least
some of our food production. It’s also a place not only for learning and practicing growing skills
but also for enjoying ourselves and having fun. The Alternative Kitchen Garden is the ideal com-
panion for anyone getting dirt under their fingernails for the first time and full of fascinating
ideas and experiments for the adventurous gardener.
A self-confessed “cyber geek,” Emma documents the transformation of her “ropey old lawn with
potholes and brambles” into a fertile and abundant permaculture plot via Internet radio and a
popular blog site. Eight years of her postings and stories have been collected in here, illustrated
with beautiful color photographs and arranged into easily accessible alphabetical order. The
Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A-Z covers subjects as diverse as growing achocha (a forgotten
Incan crop) to zucchinis. Emma’s style, is light and friendly, yet at the same time informative and
• Pub Date February 2010 based on personal experience—you feel you could actually be sitting in the garden chatting face
• $27.95 US, $34.95 CAN • Paper to face as she shares her knowledge and experience.
• ISBN 9781856230469
• 6 x 8 • 376 pages
190 color photos
Author, blogger, and host of a regular
online radio show that draws an audi-
ence from all over the world, Emma
Cooper is inspirational and funny as
well as being a mine of information
who connects with many types of peo-
ple and online communities. She lives
in the UK.
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Permanent Publications Sustainable Living February 2010
THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE
The True Story of a Man Who Went Searching for Meaning—
and Ended Up Making His Y-fronts
John-Paul Flintoff was the archetypal mindless consumer
until one day he set out to find a purpose in life—and
decided to make his own clothes.
Through the Eye of a Needle is a brilliant account of his journey—illuminating, enchanting, and
often extremely funny—arguing that the way we look at clothing influences the way we look at
the environment, the economy, and life itself. Few books written in our soulless times have such
potential to transform people’s minds so completely—while also making them laugh.
His encounters are by turns humorous and enlightening. He meets BBC TV’s Jeremy Clarkson,
Hollywood superstars Richard Gere and Daryl Hannah, spiritual teachers, politicians, call-center
and sweatshop workers, artists, Transition Town leader Rob Hopkins, Prince Charles’s own Savile
Row tailor, and many others.
• Pub Date February 2010
• $14.95 US, $17.95 CAN • Paper
• ISBN 9781856230452 From the Prologue . . .
• 5 x 8 • 236 pages • 16 B&W photos I’m sitting on the Northern Line, on the City branch, in the middle of rush
• Sustainable Living hour, on a carriage crowded with people dressed in smart clothes, with
I used to be just like these people, and wore the same kind of clothes.
Not any more.
These days I tend to wear home-made. Today, every item of clothing on me
has either been made from scratch, or significantly modified or repaired.
Not that I would expect you to notice: indeed, I try to make the clothes look
John-Paul Flintoff is a well-known writer just as good as the ones I used to buy. If I didn’t, my wife might not let me
for Britain’s best-selling paper, The Sunday out of the house in them.
Times, and a regular broadcaster. His
writing has attracted compliments from the
documentary maker Michael Moore, the But there’s no point making clothes yourself and keeping it secret. Not if you
stage and film director Richard Eyre, and want the whole world to start doing the same. Not if you believe as I do
the late Nobel Prize–winner Harold Pinter that home-made, locally sourced clothes are as important to the survival of
(“Very good, very funny . . . in fact, it our species as home-grown, locally sourced food; and similarly good for
made me laugh”). He has also worked as
your wallet at a time when the economy is in collapse. Not if you believe
a bin man, scuba diver, poet, taxi driver,
assistant undertaker, tailor, gardener, high- that the act of making clothes is its own reward—an outlet for creativity and
wire window cleaner, very amateur empowerment that used to be enjoyed by every person on the planet.
boxer, and rat catcher.
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Permanent Publications Parenting • Spirituality March 2010
Rituals and Celebrations for the Child-bearing Years
An inclusive and sympathetic workbook for anyone
wishing to create personal rituals and celebrations that
mark the many different events surrounding all areas of
becoming a parent.
Birthrites offers practical advice for potential parents. However, rather than concentrating solely
on pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, this book also explores “Becoming a Father,” “Adoption,”
and “Miscarriage” (to name but a few). Jackie Singer emphasizes the importance of ritual and
ceremony in marking life-changing events, and sharing this experience with others. The suggest-
ed ceremonies are varied in nature, ensuring wide-ranging appeal. Some simply involve quiet
contemplation, whereas others incorporate a specific activity. Throughout the book, Singer
emphasizes the individuality and adaptability of ceremony; nothing is set in stone. The author’s
personal experiences are interspersed with quotes and real-life accounts. Singer provides reassur-
ance and support in this relaxed, friendly guide and achieves a considered balance between prac-
• Pub Date March 2010 ticality and sensitivity. Birthrites identifies an ancient facet of human activity forgotten by some
• $19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • Paper of us and overlooked by many. Far too often in modern life, the importance of pausing for
• ISBN 9781856230490 thought is disregarded. “[Though] as the human experience of fertility and reproduction is med-
• 61/4 x 8 • 208 pages • Two-color through- icalized in our current times, it still remains an area of profundity . . . Whether we have a need
out with fourteen line drawings to express joy, seek guidance, or grieve our losses, working with ritual can give us the means to
• Parenting/Spirituality engage more fully with the mysteries of birth, death, and transformation.” —Maddy Harland,
editor of Permaculture Magazine
photo: Mim Saxl
FROM THE BOOK . . .
Planting a Tree
Sacred to our ancestors, the tree is a universal symbol of life, with its roots
Jackie Singer studied at Oxford in the matter of the world and its branches stretching to the heavens. Given
University and at the Central School of that each human will use the resources from many trees in its lifetime (the
Speech and Drama in London. Over average American uses the equivalent of nine mature pine trees each year,
the next fifteen years she led creative
and therapeutic projects with a wide
just for paper), what better to do on the arrival of a child than plant a tree?
variety of community groups. Jackie
has always found ritual important for Planting a tree may be prompted by the desire to give the child a connection
marking changes in her own life, and to a place where he can go to remember his roots. In a mobile society, this is
helpful for moving through difficult easier said than done. We rarely have easy access to land where planting a
times. In 2001 she began offering her
tree would be appropriate, and we don’t often stay in the same place long
services as a celebrant to facilitate
other people to experience the benefits enough to see a tree grow to maturity. Still, even if the child cannot visit his
of nondenominational ceremony. She own tree throughout his life, making an early relationship of this kind may
lives in Oxford, England. well awaken in him a capacity to connect with nature at other times and in
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Permanent Publications Green Building February 2010
THE WOODLAND HOUSE NEW i
Ben Law Paper!
Foreword by Kevin McCloud
A practical manual, as well as the story of one man
realizing a lifetime dream to build a sustainable home.
Designed as a dual-purpose book, The Woodland House is both a volume for the armchair
enthusiast and an inspirational guide for those wishing to build a similar structure. Beautifully
illustrated with more than 100 color photos, this step-by-step guide shows how Ben built his
home, hewn from his own woodland, for under $45,000. It covers the basics of self-building
and gives full details of the evolving design process, the identifying of materials, costs, project
management, and the actual building stages, from foundations and frames, through to interior
features. Includes a seven-year update detailing the extension of the house, natural insulation
trials, and round-wood engineering calculations.
The building of Ben’s house was filmed for the Grand Design television series and has proved to be
the most popular program of the series. He has also been featured on the Discovery Channel and
Home & Garden Network’s The World’s Most Extreme Homes.
• Pub Date February 2010
• $29.95 US, $36.95 CAN • Paper
• ISBN 9781856230445
“The quaint wooden house in Prickly Nut Wood is no fairytale concoction—
[Hardcover ISBN 9781856230315] it is an icon of the movement to combine ecology and ethics in design.”
• 81/4 x 10 • 104 pages
107 color photos and 10 line drawings
• Geen Building
“A fascinating chronicle of a dream. It’s to the point, with clear photography
links and information.”
•••Also by Ben Law•••
THE WOODLAND WAY
Ben Law is an innovative woodsman
A Permaculture approach to
of twenty-plus years and a woodlands Sustainable Woodland mamagement
expert held in the highest regard. He is Ben Law
the author of The Woodland Way and
$36.95 US • PB • 9781856230094
The Woodland Year and lives with his 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 • 231 pages
wife, Bev, at Prickly Nut Wood, in B&W photos • charts
THE WOODLAND YEAR
$39.95 US • HC • 9781856230339
8 1/2 x 10 1/2 • 176 pages
318 color photos
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Sustainable Living December
EARTH USER’S GUIDE TO PERMACULTURE
By Rosemar y Morrow, Illustrated by Rob Allsop
A simple guide for being more sustainable and illus-
trates how to assess and design a permaculture garden
of any size, whether you live in a small city apartment,
in a house or on acreage in the country.
The principle for permaculture is simple: provide back to the earth what we take from it to cre-
ate a sustainable environment. The three principle aims are: Care for people; Care for the earth;
and Redistributing everything surplus to one’s needs.
This completely revised and updated edition of Rosemary Morrow’s highly successful Earth
User’s Guide to Permaculture is a straight-forward manual of practical permaculture.
Fundamentally, permaculture is design science and in this new edition design is emphasized.
This book will be most beneficial if you apply it to the space where you live and work. The
same principles apply for becoming more sustainable and living lightly whether you live in a
• Pub Date December 2009 small city apartment with a balcony, in a house with a garden in the suburbs, or on acreage in
• $34.95 US • Paperback the country.
• ISBN # 9781856230513
Included in this new edition are chapters on seed-saving, permaculture at work, integrated pest
• 8 1/2 x 11 • 288 pages
management, information about domestic as well as rural water usage, a non-destructive
22 colour photographs approach towards dealing with weeds and wildlife, and designing to withstand a disaster.
Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture is suitable for beginners as well as experienced permaculture
Rosemary Morrow has qualifi-
cations in agriculture, horticulture,
rural sociology and adult educa-
tion. She is a highly regarded per-
maculture teacher and has been
practising and teaching
in Australia and overseas for 20
Rob Allsop’s warm and accessi-
ble illustrations support Rosemary’s
practical approach to permacul-
Chelsea Green Systems Thinking • Education January 2010
THE SYSTEMS THINKING PLAYBOOK
Exercises to stretch and build learning and systems thinking capabilities
Linda Booth Sweeney and Dennis Meadows
30 exercises that take systems thinking out of the realm
of computers and equations and into the tangible world.
This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It
provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion
DVD shows the authors introducing and running each of the thirty games.
The thirty games are classified by these areas of learning: Systems Thinking, Mental Models,
Team Learning, Shared Vision, and Personal Mastery. Each description clearly explains when,
how, and why the game is useful. There are explicit instructions for debriefing each exercise as
well as a list of all required materials. A summary matrix has been added for a quick glance at all
thirty games. When you are in a hurry to find just the right initiative for some part of your
course, the matrix will help you find it.
Linda Booth Sweeney and Dennis Meadows both have many years of experience in teaching com-
plex concepts. This book reflects their insights. Every game works well and provokes a deep variety
• Pub Date January 2010
of new insights about paradigms, system boundaries, causal-loop diagrams, reference modes, and
• $70.00 US, $84.00 CAN • Paper with DVD leverage points. Each of the thirty exercises here was tested and refined many times until it became a
• ISBN 9781603582582 reliable source of learning. Some of the games are adapted from classics of the outdoor education
[Previous ISBN 9780966612776] field. Others are completely new. But all of them complement readings and lectures to help partici-
• 6 x 9 • 256 pages pants understand intuitively the principles of systems thinking.
B&W illustrations throughout
• Systems Thinking/Education
“I tried out the first five exercises last night in my class and they worked
beautifully!!! The facilitation went smoothly. These exercises are very
effective in helping others learn the key concepts of systems thinking.”
—Carol Ann Zulauf, Professor, Organizational Behavior, Suffolk University
Linda Booth Sweeney, EdD, is a researcher and writer dedicated to making the principles of systems
thinking and sustainability accessible to children and others. She has worked with Outward Bound, the
Sloan School of MIT, and Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development, or SEED. She is the
author of Connected Wisdom: Living Stories about Living Systems; When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide
for Helping Children Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories; The SEED Water
Book; and numerous articles in academic journals and newsletters. Sweeney received her doctorate in
education from Harvard University and lives outside Boston, Massachusetts. More information is avail-
able at www.lindaboothsweeney.net.
Dennis Meadows received the 2009 Japan Prize for his contributions to world peace and sustainable
development. He has authored or coauthored ten books, including the international bestseller Limits
to Growth, and numerous educational games, which have been translated into more than fifteen lan-
guages for use around the world. He has received four honorary doctorates for his contributions to
The Knossus Project Architecture • Green Design April 2010
The Search for the Second Enlightenment
Phil Cousineau and Christopher Zelov
Foreword by Dr. William J. Cohen
A companion book to the nine-episode film.
City21 arises from a worldwide learning journey that was transmuted into cinematic composition
illuminating some of the key perspectives and initiatives that are reshaping the ethos of the 21st
The underlying quest of the writers is to reframe the conventional and uninspiring visions of the
urban future with an unprecedented combination of fresh, invigorating, sustainable, economically
viable, and life-enhancing concepts.
Some of the themes explored in the book, in an effort to loosen the geometric and economic
grip on the urban imagination, are:
• The Sacred Origins of the City—city plans through time
• The City as Memory Theater—David Mayernik’s timeless cities: useful knowledge
transmitted through the generations
• Pub Date April 2010 • Regenerative Design—nature and architecture: the transformation of the Biosphere2
• $20.00 US, $24.95 CAN • Paper Project into eco-village design
• ISBN 9780965030670 • The Creative Green City—The Lighthouse Project in Glasgow
• 9 x 11 • 208 pages • 125 color photos • Findhorn—the art of creating eco-villages
• Architecture/Green Design • Magical Architecture—the underground city of Damanhur, Italy
• The Utopian Imagination—poetry and architecture: The Open City Project in Ritoque, Chile
• Stewart Brand—the long now perspective
CITY21: Multiple Views on Urban Future
• $25.00 US, $30.95 CAN • DVD
Phil Cousineau is a screenwriter, cultural tour leader, and host for
• ISBN 9780965030663 • 2 Hours LinkTV. He is the author of several books, including Once and
• Architecture • Green Design Future Myths and Soul Moments.
City21 plus Extra Content
• $35.00 US, $43.50 CAN • DVD
• ISBN 9780615335650 • 6 Hours
• Architecture • Green Design
Christopher Zelov is the founder of The Knossus Project,
a research and development enterprise dedicated to producing
custom artifacts in the realms of Education Film, Fine-art
Publishing, and Green Design.
Dr. William J. Cohen is an Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Community and Regional Planning,
School of Environmental Design at Temple University. He is also the author of the forthcoming book The
Ecological Imperative: Ian McHarg’s Legacy in Environmental Planning and Education.
Hood River Press Food • Cooking December 2009
CUISINE FOR WHOLE HEALTH
Recipes for a Sustainable Life
A Cookbook to Improve Health, Boost Energy,
Cultivate a Positive Outlook, and Save Money.
As a Bay Area and Wine Country chef and caterer for more than thirty years, Pauli Halstead
served up stellar cuisine at many of California’s world-class wineries, at elegant country wed-
dings, and for private clients. Now, in Cuisine for Whole Health, Halstead shares what she
learned about nourishment along the way: that the foods our ancestors ate – wild-caught fish,
grass-fed meats, pastured poultry and dairy products, and organic vegetables, nuts, seeds and
berries – are still the best choices for optimizing physical and mental health. Cuisine for Whole
Health presents a straightforward argument for a diet that is gluten-free, refined-free, chemical,
antibiotic and hormone-free, and Halstead includes many simple and delicious recipes honed
from her years as a world-class chef.
• How to successfully minimize carbohydrates
• Pub Date January 2010 • Optimum daily protein requirements
• $29.95 US, $36.95 CAN • Paper • Oils and fats that improve nutrition
• ISBN 9780615299594 • Key ingredients and where to purchase them
• 7 x 9 • 312 pages • Color photos • Foods to avoid
• How to save money by eating sustainably
• Why eating sustainably is kinder to the planet
• Poached Duck Eggs with Spinach and Parmesan Zabaglione
• Wild Rice and Turkey Salad with Cranberries and Mint
• Curried Onion and Ginger Soup
• Wild-Caught Hickory Grilled Salmon with Pistachio Sauce and Grilled Vegetables
• Baked Cilantro Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salsa
• Macadamia Chicken with Tangerine-Ginger Sauce
• Hawaiian Red Snapper with Sweet and Sour Marinade
Pauli Halstead has been a Bay Area
and Wine Country chef for over 30
years, beginning with her San Francisco
restaurant, Pauli's Cafe in 1975. As
owner of the successful Napa Valley
catering company, The Best of
Everything, Pauli provided stellar cuisine
for many of California’s world class
wineries, elegant country weddings and
private clients. Pauli now resides in
Walnut Creek, California where she
teaches classes and consults with people
in their homes on how to transition to a
healthier eating lifestyle.
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eco-logic books Gardening February 2010
A Guide to Growing Fruit, Vegetables and Spices from the Indian Subcontinent
Don't just eat Indian food—grow it!
Asian Vegetables is a unique and fascinating book that broadens the kitchen gardener’s horizons
and genuinely says something new.
Asian Vegetables brings together a wealth of information on over 40 varieties of fruit, vegetables
and spices that are grown on the Indian subcontinent and form a distinctive part of the unique
cuisine in that part of the world.
Each plant comes together with details of what to look for when buying, the different varieties
available, their nutritional value, comprehensive cultivation instructions, useful colour photo-
graphs and much more. Most can be grown almost anywhere, though some will grow best and
thrive in the warmer, wetter parts of this country. The author Sally Cunningham has personally
researched, grown, cooked and eaten every plant mentioned in this book.
With this unique guide both the experienced gardener and those new to growing will bring vari-
ety and a fresh, new dimension to the food on their plates and the plants in their garden.
• Pub Date February 2010
• $24.95 US, $30.95 CAN • Paper
• ISBN 9781899233168
• 61/2 x 91/2 • 132 pages
Full-color photos throughout
Sally Cunningham has been a profes-
sional organic gardener for nearly 30
years. She has been Deputy Head
Gardener at the prestigious Ryton
Organic Gardens and worked on a
variety of public gardening projects.
Her work with the Plantcultures project
gave her an opportunity to fulfill a life-
long ambition. What started out as fas-
cination with the huge variety of fresh
produce on sale in the Asian shops
and market stalls, has turned into her
life’s work, researching, writing about,
cooking and growing these delicious
vegetables, fruits and spices.
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Chelsea Green Politics & Social Justice Previously Announced
THE PEOPLE V. BUSH
One Lawyer’s Campaign To Bring the President to Justice and the
National Grassroots Movement She Encounters along the Way
A bold, ingenious look at how—and when—U.S.
citizens might prosecute their former president for
crimes committed in office.
When journalist-turned-lawyer Charlotte Dennett became outraged that Bush White House
officials were acting above the law, she did something that surprised even herself. While run-
ning for a state attorney general seat, she pledged to prosecute George W. Bush for murder if
elected. She lost the race, but found a nationwide movement—one that continues its quest to
hold leaders accountable to U.S. law and preserve a Constitutional presidency.
In The People v. Bush, Dennett recounts her seminal effort to make Bush answerable for sending
troops to Iraq on false pretenses, introduces readers to a world where the actions of a few can
indeed empower the many, and reports on the current state of the movement to hold Bush
accountable for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Dennett’s wild ride through politics began when she read in The Prosecution of George W. Bush
for Murder, by lawyer Vincent Bugliosi, that a state attorney general could prosecute George W.
• Pub Date January 2010 Bush—should one take up the cause. Soon after, Dennett launched her attorney-general race in
• $19.95 US, $24.95 CAN • Paper Vermont, signed up Bugliosi as her special prosecutor in the event that she won, and together
• ISBN 9781603582094 the two made headlines across Vermont and the nation.
• 6 x 9 • 320 pages
Dennett’s book also explores the tenacity of other Americans who launched grassroots cam-
• Politics & Social Justice
paigns to prosecute or impeach Bush, as well as Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who proposed
• World Rights a Truth Commission.
With these stories and her own, Dennett shows that it’s not just possible but necessary to hold
higher-ups responsible for heinous acts—not out of revenge, but to preserve justice and defend
“George Bush took America to war in Iraq on a lie, causing incalculable death, hor-
ror and suffering. In this very important and consequential book, Charlotte Dennett .
. . informs all who care deeply about this country what has to be done so that it
never happens again.”
—Vincent Bugliosi, attorney and bestselling author of The Prosecution of George
W. Bush for Murder and Helter Skelter
Charlotte Dennett, author and
attorney, has been practicing law
in Vermont since 1997 with an “In a time when too few take even a small risk for larger principles, we can all
emphasis on personal injury litiga- learn something from this conscientious and resolute woman.”
tion and suing the government —Russ Baker, Investigative journalist and author of Family of Secrets: The Bush
under the Freedom of Information Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last
Act. She’s also been a reporter in
the Middle East and is the coau-
thor with her husband, Gerard
Colby, of Thy Will Be Done—The “What our political culture is missing most is exactly what Charlotte Dennett has
Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson provided here: a credible, inspiring blueprint for restoring accountability to our
Rockefeller and Evangelism in the
Age of Oil. She and her husband
live in Cambridge, Vermont. —Glenn Greenwald, former Constitutional lawyer and Salon columnist
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