Chelsea Green Publishing
Spring 2013 Frontlist Continued
THE NEWHORSE-POWERED FARM
Tools and Systemsfor the Small-Scale,Sustainable MarketGrower
400 pages • Full Color
Available March 2013
The New Horse-Powered Farm
is the rst book of its
kind, offering wisdom and techniques for using horsepower on the small farm or homestead, from longtimehorse farmer Stephen Leslie. The book sets the stage for incorporating draft power on the farm by presenting tipson getting started with horses, care of the work-horse,different horse-training systems, and the merits of differ-ent draft breeds. The novice teamster is introduced to the basic tools of horse-drawn tillage and cultivation used
for protable horse-powered farming, with a spotlight
on whole-farm management, as well as information onhaying with horses, raising small grains, managing thewoodlot, farm education, agritourism, and more.
and his family manage an organic farm at the Cobb Hill Ecovillage in Hartland, Vermont.
GROWING FOOD INA HOTTER, DRIERLAND
Lessons from DesertFarmers on Adapting to Climate Uncer-tainty
Gary Paul NabhanForeword byBill McKibben
272 pages • Full Color
Available June 2013
Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world’s experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in theGobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert,and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and
Painted deserts of North America, to learn rsthand
their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and
drought stress on orchards, elds, and dooryard gardens.
This book is useful not only for farmers and permacultur-ists in desert regions, its techniques and prophetic visionfor achieving food security in the face of climate changemay well need to be implemented across most of NorthAmerica over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and the U.S. Southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico.
is the W. K. Kellogg Endowed Chair inSustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona, aswell as the permaculture designer and orchard-keeper of Almuniya de los Zopilotes Experimental Farm in Patago-nia, Arizona, where he lives.
The CompleteGuide to Financing a Socially Respon-sible Food Business
Elizabeth ÜForeword byMichael Shuman
Paperback 264 pagesISBN 9781603584289
Available June 2013
More and more entrepreneurs are using food-basedbusinesses to solve social and environmental problems— and yet the majority of them report that a lack of access to capital prevents them from launching, maintaining, or growing their ventures.
is an unprecedented
guide to the full range of nancing options available to
support sustainable food businesses.
is executive director of Finance for Food,
a nonprot that educates food-system entrepreneursin the United States about the full range of nancingoptions available to support them. She is also a nancing
and strategy consultant with Cutting Edge Capital. Her passion is helping food-based business owners identify
appropriate–and mission-aligned–nancing opportunities
based on their unique situations and values.
THE GRAFTER’SHANDBOOK R. J. Garner
The Grafter’s Handbook
is the classic reference book andrevered encyclopedia (and the only one of its kind) onplant propagation by grafting, and has been favored by
orchardists and gardeners since its rst publication in
1947. Now revised and updated for a new generation by respected horticulturist Steve Bradley, the all-time classicis back and better than ever. Everything the dedicatedamateur, student, and professional horticulturalist wants to know about grafting is here, clearly written in a conciseand straightforward style, the distillation of a lifetime’scareful study and research.
R. J. Garner,
a scientist at the former East MallingResearch Station from 1926 until 1972, became aninternational authority on the vegetative propagationof woody plants. After his death in 1993, East MallingResearch Station opened the Robert Garner Laboratory in remembrance of his life’s work.
THE GREENEDHOUSE EFFECT
Renovating Your Home with a Deep
288 pages • Full Color
Available June 2013
The Greened House Effect
, author Jeff Wilson brings
his twenty-ve years of construction experience and
knowledge of home building to bear on making our current houses cleaner, greener, and healthier. Using his
own family’s deep energy retrot of their 1942 home
as a prime example, Wilson weaves a readable narrativeat a practical, hammer-and-nail level. He presents thesolutions to our building and energy problems, making them seem possible for average homeowners and smallcontractors by offering the right set of information, skills,and materials.
has twenty-ve years’ experience in the build
-ing industry, both as a “pickup contractor” and as a televi-sion and radio host for various programs on the HGTVand diy networks. He lives with his family in Athens, Ohio.
THE RESILIENTFARM ANDHOMESTEAD
An InnovativePermaculture and Whole SystemsDesign Approach
368 pages • Full Color
Available June 2013
Based on research and development in earthworks,perennial crops, cold-climate rice production, andnutrient-dense food/medicine from the Whole SystemsResearch Farm,
The Resilient Farm and Homestead
isa manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly
functional human-habitat systems t to handle an age of
rapid transition. The book includes detailed informationon earthworks; gravity-fed water systems; site design andmanagement; nutrient-dense production strategies; rapid topsoil formation; agroforestry; human-labor and social-systems aspects; and much more, complete with gorgeousphotography and detailed design drawings. A case study for the homestead of the future.
, M.A.L.D, developed Whole Systems Design,LLC, as a land-based response to biological and culturalextinction and the increasing separation between people
and elemental things. He lives in Waitseld, Vermont.