Feb
28
2019
Pat Conaty

Free online course: Toward Co-operative Common Wealth MOOC

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Toward Co-operative Common Wealth MOOC

Are you working for social change or would like to learn more about it? Today we share news of a masterclass in movement building in the form of a massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 25th March 2019. Over to course tutor Pat Conaty to tell us more.

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Feb
26
2019
Nick Mann

Plants for bees in late winter: how your garden can help them through

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Posted Feb 26 2019 by Nick Mann of Habitat Aid
Sun in February

If it’s warm in February the bees will be in trouble. Nick Mann of Habitat Aid explains how you can do your bit to help them by planting winter bee plants in your garden.

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Feb
24
2019
Pat Conaty

What are ‘the commons’ in the 21st century? Interview with Pat Conaty

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Pat Conaty discusses the commons and co-operative commonwealth with Dave Darby

So today we’re talking with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about ‘the commons’.

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Feb
22
2019
Rowland Keable

Interested in earth building? Come to EBUKI’s mini Clayfest 2019 in Wales!

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Clayfest 2019

Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK and Ireland shares news of a mini but mighty Clayfest 2019 with the theme of building confidence in clay.

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Feb
19
2019
Sigi Koko

The benefits and challenges of natural paints with Sigi Koko

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Posted Feb 19 2019 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design
natural paints

Rounding off Sigi Koko’s natural paint series is her overview of the pros, cons and important considerations of making non-toxic natural paints from the simplest of ingredients.

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Feb
17
2019
Alex Lawrie

Building a co-operative train line: Alex Lawrie of Go-op

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Posted Feb 17 2019 by Alex Lawrie of Go-op
Alex Lawrie of Go-op: working to create a co-operative train line in the UK

Today we’re talking with Alex Lawrie. Alex does a lot of things in the co-operative sector but we want to talk to him specifically about his attempts to launch a co-operative railway line, plus lightweight community transport. Let’s start with Go-op, which is a proposed co-operative train line.

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Feb
14
2019
Emily Fawcett

The surprising benefits of harvesting wild foods – more than you’d expect!

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Posted Feb 14 2019 by Emily Fawcett of The Old Way
Emily Fawcett explores the benefits of harvesting wild foods

In this article, Emily Fawcett and Charlie Loram of the Old Way look at the less visible benefits of harvesting wild foods.

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Feb
12
2019
Scarlett Penn

A guide to WWOOFing: 10 top tips from Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK

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Posted Feb 12 2019 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
10 top tips for WWOOFing

Considering going on a WWOOFing adventure this year? Read this first! Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK shares her top ten tips for anyone new to WWOOFing.

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Feb
10
2019
Cath Muller

How I hitch-hiked across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops: Cath Muller of Radical Routes

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Posted Feb 10 2019 by Cath Muller of Radical Routes
Cath Muller of Radical Routes

Today I’m talking with Cath Muller of Radical Routes, Cornerstone Housing Co-op and Co-operative Business Consultants. This is part 1 of our conversation, about her visit to Catalan co-operatives, and hitch-hiking across the Atlantic to visit US co-ops.

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Feb
7
2019
Sigi Koko

How to make your own natural paints with eggs

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Posted Feb 7 2019 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design
By Caroline Attwood carolineattwood - https://unsplash.com/photos/TIl8Ow2ghSgImage at the Wayback Machine (archived on 25 April 2017)Gallery at the Wayback Machine (archived on 25 April 2017), CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62099727

A great project to try with kids, natural builder Sigi Koko shares her best recipes for how to make two different natural paints with eggs.

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Feb
5
2019
Jo Cartmell

How to start a native wildflower meadow in 6 easy steps

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Posted Feb 5 2019 by Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild
A native wildflower meadow in bloom

Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares her six easy steps to welcome in the wildlife by turning a garden lawn into a native wildflower meadow.

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Feb
3
2019
Dil Green

How do we build a new, non-extractive economy? Dil Green of Lowimpact.org

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Posted Feb 3 2019 by Dil Green of NonCorporate.org
Dil Green discusses how we can build a new non-extractive economy with Dave Darby

Today I’m talking with Dil Green, who is a member of the Lowimpact.org co-op. He used to be an architect, and was a founder member of Brixton LETS, and is now on the team of the UK Mutual Credit Network. We’ll be talking about how mutual credit and the viable system model can be used to build a new economy.

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