Jun
28
2018
Rowland Keable

Calling all earth-building enthusiasts – come and join Clayfest 2018!

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Clayfest 2018 - will you be there?

With nine different earth building techniques covered and a whole host of activity planned, this is the place to be for anyone interested in building with earth. Rowland Keable at EBUKI tells us more. Read more …

Jun
26
2018
Jessie Watson Brown

The crayfish food revolution: one man’s solution to an invasive species problem

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Posted Jun 26 2018 by Jessie Watson Brown of Nettleseed
'Crayfish Bob' displays an example of an invasive crayfish species

Bob Ring, or ‘Crayfish Bob’ shares his passion – an effective, and tasty, response to the damage the invasive crayfish species are doing to UK waterways and their native inhabitants.

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Jun
24
2018
Herman Daly

How the corporate banking system transfers wealth from the poor to the wealthy, without anyone noticing

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Posted Jun 24 2018 by Herman Daly of CASSE
Herman Daly's Steady State Economics: challenging the corporate banking system

Herman Daly has been one of my heroes since I read Steady State Economics as a young man. I’m re-posting a blog article of his, originally posted on the website of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) in the US, because it’s a simple description of how it concentrates wealth in very few hands by sucking it from the rest of us via hidden inflation. Read more …

Jun
21
2018
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 10: using traditional carding machines

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Hand carders for use in preparing wool for spinning

In the tenth installment of The Wool Journey with Sue Blacker at The Natural Fibre Company, we learn about the next stage of preparing wool to spin, using traditional carding machines. Read more …

Jun
19
2018
Lucy Friedlander

Models of repopulation: bringing low-impact living to life in rural Europe

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An abandoned building: is repopulation possible?

We hear from yurt and tent builders and suppliers Spirits Intent about their new mission to revive low-impact living and rural economies in southern Europe through the Heartland Association. Read more …

Jun
17
2018
Pete Blunsdon

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse – Part 3

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Posted Jun 17 2018 by Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics
Pete Blunsdon shows us how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse

In Part 3 of his how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse adventure, Root Cause Organic’s Pete Blunsdon covers the all important growing media, the plants and the fish. Read more …

Jun
14
2018
Jon Halle

What does the future look like for community energy? Interview with Jon Hallé of Sharenergy

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Posted Jun 14 2018 by Jon Halle of Sharenergy
Jon Halle shares his thoughts about the future of community energy

On the NonCorporate blog, we’ll be interviewing people who are out there building a non-corporate economy on the ground right now. We’ll be finding out exactly what they’re doing, what they’ve achieved, what problems they face and what they’d like to see change – and we’ll be asking them how we might co-ordinate the non-corporate sector to punch above our weight. Read more …

Jun
12
2018
Roxy Piper

Off Grid Festival 2018: another world is possible

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Posted Jun 12 2018 by Roxy Piper of Off Grid Festival
Off Grid Festival 2018

Roxy Piper tells us all about this year’s Off Grid Festival, taking place from 9-12th August in the historic Tapeley Park and Gardens in North Devon, with the theme of Seven Generation Stewardship. Read more …

Jun
10
2018
Pete Blunsdon

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse (Part 2)

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Posted Jun 10 2018 by Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics
Pete Blunsdon shares how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse

Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics continues his series of guest posts about how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse. In Part 2, he gets to grips with the all important plumbing. Read more …

Jun
7
2018
Dave Darby

Announcing the launch of NonCorporate.org – how to move away from multinational corporations

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Posted Jun 7 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Switch to non-corporate essentials in life with the help of NonCorporate.org

We’re pleased to announce the launch of NonCorporate.org – our sister site, dedicated to helping people move away from multinational corporations (MNCs) for everything they need. Read more …

Jun
5
2018
Rowland Keable

A south-facing, rammed earth, straw-bale-insulated house doesn’t need heating; why aren’t all new houses built this way?

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Could all new houses be built with rammed earth and straw-bale?

Rowland ran rammed earth building courses with us for years. He said then that a C-shaped, rammed earth house with straw-bales for external insulation, and as much glass on the south side and as little glass on the north side as possible, wouldn’t need any heating. We wanted to catch up with him to learn more about this, and why we’re not doing more of it. Read more …

Jun
3
2018
Lauren Simpson

You’re invited to the Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering

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The Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering will take place on the beautiful Gower Peninsula

We hear from Lauren Simpson about plans for the Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering & AGM taking place on 14th July on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Read more …

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