Dec
18
2018
Sigi Koko

How to build an adobe earthen floor with Sigi Koko (Part 1)

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Posted Dec 18 2018 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design
Laying an adobe earthen floor

Natural builder Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design shares how to build an adobe floor. In Part 1, we learn about the substrate through to the insulation layer critical for any earthen floor. Read more …

Dec
16
2018
Maresa Bossano

How do we grow the community-supported agriculture sector? Maresa Bossano, co-ordinator of the UK CSA Network

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Maresa Bossano of the UK CSA 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 …

Dec
13
2018
Barbara Jones

An exciting opportunity to develop a natural building design company

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Posted Dec 13 2018 by Barbara Jones of Straw Works
Council housing designed and built by Straw Works in North Kesteven

Leading straw-bale builder Barbara Jones shares news of an exciting opportunity to develop a growing design company in the natural building world. The author of Building with Straw Bales and star of our straw-bale building online course tells us more from here. Read more …

Dec
11
2018
Andy Reynolds

How to source timber: a joiner’s point of view

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Posted Dec 11 2018 by Andy Reynolds of the Ecolodge

From growing the trees to selecting the right timber for the job, Andy Reynolds brings a lifetime of experience in forestry, carpentry and innovative thinking to timber for building. Here he explains how to source timber as responsibly as you can. Read more …

Dec
9
2018
Duncan McCann

Can we build a platform co-op to challenge Über? Interview with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

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Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

Dave of Lowimpact.org / Noncorporate.org talks with Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation (see video below), about platform co-ops. Duncan is starting a taxi platform co-op called Faircab, to challenge Über. Read more …

Dec
6
2018
Jessie Watson Brown

How to gather, store and eat sweet chestnuts

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Posted Dec 6 2018 by Jessie Watson Brown of Nettleseed
Sweet chestnuts make a delicious edible treat

It’s that time of year when the delicious smell of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Jessie Watson Brown shares her tips for foraging, cooking and storing sweet chestnuts for year-round use.

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Dec
4
2018
Andrew Rollinson

Why pyrolysis and ‘plastic to fuels’ is not a solution to the plastics problem

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Posted Dec 4 2018 by Andrew Rollinson of Blushful Earth
Pyrolysis -its not the answer to our plastic problems

Energy engineer Dr Andrew Rollinson sets out the case as to why pyrolysis and ‘plastic to fuels’ is not a sustainable solution to the plastics problem. Read more …

Dec
2
2018
Mark Simmonds

The coming crash, and why co-ops are so important: Mark Simmonds of Co-op Culture

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Posted Dec 2 2018 by Mark Simmonds of Co-op Culture
Mark Simmonds of Co-op Culture

Mark Simmonds gave us some free advice that saved us hundreds of pounds when we were setting up as a workers’ co-op. We talk about his work, and get deeper into the philosophy of co-operation.  Read more …

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