9th December 2019
Chelsea Green have a stall at ORFC 2019 and have very kindly sponsored two of their authors, Eliot Coleman and Steve Gabriel, to fly over from the US to speak at the conference. Here they explain more about who they are, what they do, and how they are involved in ORFC…
Chelsea Green Publishing was founded in 1984, in the small rural state of Vermont, USA. We started as a family-owned business, publishing books that were both inspiring and practical, empowering people to improve their skills and educate themselves in farming, food, activism, sustainability and more. 35 years later, and Chelsea Green is an employee-owned company, working directly with authors who are not only talented writers, but practising their craft and making change in their own communities.
In 2018, we opened our London office, with the aim of bringing UK authors in farming, food and more onto our list, and helping our current authors and their books reach a British audience.
In a world where publishing is more and more consolidated, Chelsea Green has forged a path as a passionate, independent publisher, bringing practical, accessible expert content to people around the world.
We believe in supporting the farmers, growers and producers who can help shape a better food system and to publish books which inspire people to get their hands dirty and their minds engaged. As fans and supporters of the Oxford Real Farming Conference we’re hugely excited that two of our authors will be speaking and participating this year.
Long-time organic farmer Eliot Coleman has been working with Chelsea Green since The New Organic Grower was originally published in 1989. We’re celebrating the newly updated 30th anniversary edition of this seminal book, and Eliot will be speaking at ORFC about his 50 years experience as an organic farmer, as well as participating in a special session on tool customisation, another area in which he is a renowned pioneer.
We’re passionate about agroforestry and its potential to improve climate resiliency and diversify the way farmland is used. Chelsea Green author Steve Gabriel will be speaking first thing on day one about his work in silvopasture – the agroforestry practice that combines trees, animals, and forages. Steve will invite attendees to explore an approach to ecological farming that ranks among the best solutions to climate change, whilst providing an ethical and productive system for healthy livestock.
Book signings at ORFC
Chelsea Green will have book signings with both authors during the conference as well as a stall full of our best titles on regenerative and organic agriculture, permaculture, agroforestry, farm entrepreneurship and much more. All Chelsea Green titles will be 30% off for ORFC.
Other UK events for Eliot & Steve
Steve and Eliot also have a full schedule of events whilst they’re visiting the UK and we welcome you to attend any of the lectures, workshops, and public conversations that they are participating in. Please visit the Chelsea Green book stand to find out more.
Eliot’s UK Events
Steve’s UK Events
by Rosie Baldwin, Chelsea Green Publishers