Mar
31
2017
Jenny Steel

Nature in April – what to look out for

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Posted Mar 31 2017 by Jenny Steel of Wildlife Gardening

As we move through April towards May, woodlands and waysides start to burst with late spring flowers. One of the most notable of these is the Bluebell which is opening its glorious blue nodding bells this month. We are famed the world over for our bluebell woods Read more …

Mar
30
2017
John Harrison

What to sow, plant and harvest in your polytunnel or greenhouse in April

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Posted Mar 30 2017 by John Harrison of Allotment & Gardens

April is one of the busiest months and one filled with immense responsibility. All your crops are now sown and you care for them as if they are your little babies. Read more …

Mar
29
2017
John Harrison

Fruit & vegetable growing guide for April

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Posted Mar 29 2017 by John Harrison of Allotment & Gardens

By April spring should be well and truly underway, the soil warming up nicely and everything growing away. Don’t be complacent though, it’s been known for a cold snap with snow to strike even in the sunny south of England. Read more …

Mar
28
2017
Nick Weir

Very worthwhile and interesting job available with the Open Food Network

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Posted Mar 28 2017 by Nick Weir of Open Food Network UK

Are you interested in helping create food sovereignty in the UK? Would you like to help create food systems in which everyone has access to affordable, nutritious, culturally-appropriate food? Read more …

Mar
27
2017
Sophie Paterson

University meets WWOOF: An interview with student and WWOOFer Iona Desouza

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Posted Mar 27 2017 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org

Hours spent in the library? Check. Essay and assignment deadlines flooding in? Check. Tractor driving, wool spinning and weeding at weekends? Check! Read more …

Mar
23
2017
Steve Last

Why does Donald Trump scorn renewable energy when it’s so good for business?

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Posted Mar 23 2017 by Steve Last of Eco-energy Products
Why does Donald Trump scorn renewable energy so much?

US President Donald Trump seems to be locked into a crusade to deny that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the cause of climate change. While it is always possible that 97% of the scientific community have got it completely wrong, it would seem unlikely that they have. Read more …

Mar
21
2017
Hilary Chester-Master

Would you like to be a chef on an organic farm / cafe, with a small cottage available too?

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Would you like to be a chef on an organic farm?

Sinking into a bit of a depression about both the British and American situation this winter a wise friend kindly reminded me that these issues are merely a distraction from more important things in our everyday lives. Read more …

Mar
19
2017
Daniel Scharf

Will we reach ‘peak car’, after which we can begin to reduce the number of cars on the roads?

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Posted Mar 19 2017 by Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan
Will we ever reach the point of 'peak car'?

As a baby-boomer I have lived through a 50 year period where life has become dominated by and dependent on the use of the private car. I wonder whether other people are sharing my expectation that there will be a very much shorter period, equivalent  to a revolution, where the car moves into the background? Read more …

Mar
16
2017
Dave Darby

Is democracy obsolete, and can we ever achieve it as long as we have to keep feeding ‘the beast’?

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Posted Mar 16 2017 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
'Feeding the beast': is democracy obsolete?

In the West, there’s a word that usually accompanies ‘democracy’, and that word is ‘liberal’. Liberal democracies – that’s what we have in the West. That’s liberal, as in liberty / freedom; and that’s certainly what classical liberalism stood for in its infancy. Read more …

Mar
14
2017
Sophie Paterson

Career change? Interview with Amanda James about becoming a dry stone waller

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Posted Mar 14 2017 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Dry stone waller Amanda James

In a society increasingly out of touch with the joy of crafting and building by hand, making a transition to gain new skills and work within a traditional rural craft can seem at once appealing and daunting. Read more …

Mar
12
2017
Jan Zalud

What we’re losing: the joy and satisfaction of crafting things by hand

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Posted Mar 12 2017 by Jan Zalud of janzalud.co.uk
puppet-maker

The video below shows various stages of the production and finish of a 1-metre tall puppet by Jan Zalud. Jan makes all sorts of things – crafted by hand from wood. Read more …

Mar
10
2017
Andrew Rollinson

How the corporate goldrush for incineration, gasification and pyrolysis of waste generates more consumption, more waste and more pollution

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Posted Mar 10 2017 by Andrew Rollinson of Blushful Earth

‘When waste to energy companies propose to build incineration/gasification plants they stipulate that contracts be in place which lock-in local authorities to providing them with a fixed tonnage of waste over the lifetime of the plant (often about 25 years). Read more …

Mar
8
2017
Dave Darby

Low-impact & the city 11: buying a laptop without Windows – with Linux or with no operating system at all

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Posted Mar 8 2017 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

This is the last in a series of articles to help you to jettison Windows and corporate software generally. Read more …

Mar
6
2017
Dave Darby

Low-impact & the city 10: how to install Linux on your hard drive (alongside Windows)

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Posted Mar 6 2017 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

This is the latest in a series of articles intended to help you become Windows- and corporate-software-free. Read more …

Mar
4
2017
Andy Reynolds

Why self-reliance is so important as part of a secure, low-impact life

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Posted Mar 4 2017 by Andy Reynolds of the Ecolodge

I am Andy Reynolds, a long-term practitioner of low-impact living, smallholder, author, forester, teacher, carpenter, builder. I’ve been working with Lowimpact.org since the early noughties, and I’d like to share my philosophy on self-reliance with you. Read more …

Mar
2
2017
James Dexter

Come and join us on our organic, off-grid smallholding in 2017

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Posted Mar 2 2017 by James Dexter of Ecological Land Co-op

We are James and Sukamala, tenants at Wild Geese Acres, Greenham Reach, which is an off-grid, low-impact farming project established in north Devon by the Ecological Land Coop  (ELC) – see website. http://ecologicalland.coop. Read more …

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