May
31
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 4: wildflower meadows leave nature in charge

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Posted May 31 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Wildflower meadows are particularly beautiful in summer. Photo by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild.

As we move into June and summer beckons, Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares Part 4 of her Mini Meadow journey, with Nature very much in charge. Read more …

May
29
2018
Dave Darby

Jordan Peterson talks some sense, but he’s wrong about two very important things

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Posted May 29 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Public intellectual Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is provocative, interesting and a formidable opponent in debates and interviews. He doesn’t interrupt, he thinks carefully about people’s points, he doesn’t run away from difficult arguments (or difficult people) and he’s helped a lot of people to rescue their damaged lives. Read more …

May
27
2018
Lesley Anderson

The simplest DIY compost toilet

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Compost from humanure via the DIY compost toilet

For several years I lived in a tent in woodland and I never really readjusted to this business of flushing poo away with clean drinking water. Besides, I have always liked to feel I am dealing with my own… stuff, both figuratively and literally. So when we moved into our current house a composting toilet was first project on the list. Read more …

May
24
2018
Staci Sylvan

Heartwood Community are seeking new members – could it be you?

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Posted May 24 2018 by Staci Sylvan of Heartwood
Laying down roots at Heartwood Community

Heartwood Community is seeking energetic, reliable and committed people to join their intentional community in South West Wales. It’s over to Staci from here to tell us more. Read more …

May
22
2018
Dave Darby

Public debate on capitalism: what happened and what I learnt

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Posted May 22 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
The debate on capitalism in full swing with Transition Town Tooting

You may remember that I was invited to take part in a public debate in London recently (see here) about whether capitalism is ‘the best system for a sustainable future’. I was asked to deliver the ‘no’ position. Read more …

May
20
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 3: how does nature come to be regarded as kith and kin?

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Posted May 20 2018 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
Nature at her finest: Forget-me-nots amongst Cowslips in a photo by Jo Cartmell

In the third part of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she asks just how it is that Nature comes to be regarded as kith and kin and explores the importance of establishing a true connection with Nature from a young age. Read more …

May
17
2018
Dave Darby

The two roads to serfdom: how neoliberals misrepresent Hayek

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Posted May 17 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek

I recently went to visit a friend in Germany by train, and as I packed my bag, I looked around for a book to throw in, to read on the way. The one I plumped for was the Road to Serfdom by Friedrich von Hayek, Mrs. Thatcher’s (and Ronald Reagan’s) guru. Read more …

May
15
2018
Pete Blunsdon

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse (Part 1)

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Posted May 15 2018 by Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics
Pete Blunsdon shares how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse

Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics, an experimental microholding in Buckinghamshire, shares the first in a series of guest posts about how he built his very own aquaponics greenhouse and how you can do the same. It’s over to Pete from here… Read more …

May
13
2018
James Wood

Nettles glorious nettles… foraging tips and delicious recipes

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Posted May 13 2018 by James Wood of Totally Wild Food

Wild food author and foraging teacher James Wood explores one of the most common plants – nettles – and shares his wonderful recipes and tips for foraging.

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May
6
2018
Joe Duirwyn

Free natural building internship on offer from Hartwyn this summer

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Posted May 6 2018 by Joe Duirwyn of Hartwyn
The plans for the house being built as part of the free natural building internship

Natural building company Hartwyn are pleased to announce their summer 2018 free natural building internship programme is now open to applications. It’s over to Joe Duirwyn from here to tell us more. Read more …

May
3
2018
Ruby Taylor

Making a netted bag using looped cordage with Ruby Taylor

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Posted May 3 2018 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
A selection of looped cordage netted bags

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares how to make a netted bag using looped cordage and explores the history of using natural fibres to produce wild cordage. Read more …

May
1
2018
Jonathan Gordon-Farleigh

Campaign launched to build a ‘new economy’ through a practical programme of workshops, mentoring, and live crowdfunding

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Build a new economy with Stir to Action

We talk about making ‘communities stronger’ and creating a ‘fairer economy.’ But these approaches are still struggling to significantly impact our society and economy Read more …

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