Jul
29
2018
Maresa Bossano

Taking the food sector from corporate supermarkets: interview with Maresa Bossano, co-ordinator of the UK Community-Supported Agriculture Network

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Part of the community-supported agriculture network

This week we’re talking with Maresa Bossano, who is the co-ordinator for the Community-Supported Agriculture Network in the UK. Read more …

Jul
25
2018
Nithin Coca

Co-operative smartphones are coming: Nithin Coca interviews the chair of KDIM Co-op

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Posted Jul 25 2018 by Nithin Coca of NithinCoca.com
Co-operative smartphones are coming!

You can get yourself a co-operative phone and broadband provider – the Phone Co-op. But you can’t get a phone made by a co-operative – not in the UK, anyway. Nithin Coca reports from Indonesia on a co-operative in Jakarta producing low-end, cheap phones for their home market. Read more …

Jul
22
2018
Monica King

Living together 2: community land trust – interview with Monica King of Bridport Cohousing

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Posted Jul 22 2018 by Monica King of Bridport Cohousing
The Bridport Cohousing group

This is the first in a series of interviews with people involved in setting up alternative, co-operative living arrangements – cohousing, community land trusts, housing co-ops, intentional communities etc. A group of us in London hope to gather information to help us start our own project. Read more …

Jul
18
2018
Lauren Simpson

Would you like to be a smallholder with the Ecological Land Co-op?

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Would you like to be a smallholder with the ELC?

As we prepare our smallholder application process for our next sites in East Sussex, the Gower and Somerset (all going well with planning permission!) we would like to find out some more information about our potential smallholders. Read more …

Jul
15
2018
Laurence Green

Managing an orchard floor as a wildflower / hay meadow

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Posted Jul 15 2018 by Laurence Green of Orchard Origins
A wildflower meadow in an orchard

With careful management the orchard floor can become a thriving wildflower meadow, a habitat which is not only good for the wildlife, but also good for the soul.  Read more …

Jul
12
2018
Sophie Paterson

Join the Land Justice Network national gathering on 18 August in Sheffield

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Posted Jul 12 2018 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org
Land Justice Network national gathering

The Land Justice Network national gathering is your chance to learn about their work campaigning for land reform and to together help plan next steps. Read more …

Jul
10
2018
Jeffrey Hart

Interested in building with straw? Don’t miss The Big Straw Bale Gathering!

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It’s not too late to join the biggest straw-bale building event of the year this August in Swansea. Jeffrey Hart of SBUK tells us about how you can get involved, learning all about building with straw from an impressive line-up of speakers to hands-on workshops. Read more …

Jul
8
2018
Annabel Wallace

Volunteers needed for The Community Farm roundhouse build – could it be you?

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Posted Jul 8 2018 by Annabel Wallace of The Community Farm
Reciprocal roof at The Community Farm roundhouse

The Community Farm is seeking volunteers to help finish their spectacular roundhouse project. Annabel Wallace tells us how you can get involved. Read more …

Jul
5
2018
Dave Darby

Living together 1: exploring the options for starting a cohousing project

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Posted Jul 5 2018 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Interested in starting a cohousing project? This community shows it can be achieved.

My partner and I have decided that we want to sell our house and come together with other people to create some sort of cohousing / community living project. But how many other people? And where will it be? Will it be a new-build project, or will it involve converting or combining an existing propery or properties? What will the ownership / legal structure look like? Read more …

Jul
3
2018
Lesley Anderson

The case for feeding food waste to pigs

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Is there a case for feeding food waste to pigs like this Kune Kune?

If we are going to use livestock to produce food, we need to work out how to do so sustainably. It has always been a source of frustration to me that so much food is wasted, yet we cannot legally use it to feed our livestock, leaving them munching away on food which could have been used to feed people. Read more …

Jul
1
2018
Simon Lennane

‘Homegrown well-being’ and alternatives to corporate drug companies: interview with GP Simon Lennane

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GP Simon Lennane discusses alternatives to corporate drug companies

Another of our interviews, first posted on NonCorporate.org, with people working on providing alternatives to multinational corporations – this time in the health sector. Read more …

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