Apr
25
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 2: fruiting shiitake mushroom blocks

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Posted Apr 25 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Fruiting shiitake mushrooms the low-tech way - in a bucket!

We learn how to fruit shiitake mushroom blocks with Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide. It’s possible to grow shiitake mushrooms with very little equipment. If you’re a novice, this is the best place to start. Read more …

Apr
21
2019
Jay Tompt

Developing local entrepreneurs and keeping out giant corporations: Jay Tompt of the REconomy Project

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Posted Apr 21 2019 by Jay Tompt of the REconomy Project
Jay Tompt of the REconomy Project in Totnes

Today we’re talking with Jay Tompt, of the REconomy Project. This is part of a series of interviews with people who are helping to build a new economy. Read more …

Apr
19
2019
Lauren Simpson

Be part of a living, working countryside: apply for a small farm lease with the Ecological Land Cooperative

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Apply for a small farm lease with the ELC

We hear from the Ecological Land Cooperative about exciting opportunities ahead for aspiring ecological farmers to apply for a small farm lease. Read more …

Apr
16
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 1: why grow shiitake mushrooms?

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Posted Apr 16 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Why grow shiitake mushrooms? Here's why!

No garden? No problem! In the first of a new series from the Mushroom Guide, Benedict Noel considers why shiitake mushrooms make a great starting point for anyone new to mushroom growing, particularly in an urban environment. Read more …

Apr
14
2019
Hilary Wainwright

The role of the state and the market in building the new economy: interview with Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper

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Posted Apr 14 2019 by Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper
Hilary Wainwright of Red Pepper magazine

Today, we’re talking with Hilary Wainwright – an academic, activist, editor of Red Pepper magazine, and a fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI). Read more …

Apr
11
2019
Eileen Sutherland

Want to learn about straw-bale building? More news on the ESBG 2019

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… and a special offer for our readers! We hear from Eileen Sutherland of The School of Natural Building about the straw-bale building event of the year, happening for the first time in the UK this summer.

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Apr
9
2019
Sarah Young

Repair & maintain: how to keep your beloved clothes in your life for longer

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Posted Apr 9 2019 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Keen to repair your clothes? You're not alone!

Keen to repair your clothes? You’re not alone! We hear from the team at Ethical.net about the growing mending movement challenging fast fashion.

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Apr
7
2019
Dave Darby

A moneyless trading system for the UK: the Open Credit Network launches website and conducts first trades

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Posted Apr 7 2019 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
The Open Credit Network

As followers of this blog will know, Lowimpact.org are partnering with the Open Co-op to develop a mutual credit network for the UK. Well, we now have a website and a new name – the Open Credit Network.

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Apr
4
2019
Joe Duirwyn

Hartwyn free natural building course: 2019 applications now open

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Posted Apr 4 2019 by Joe Duirwyn of Hartwyn
Want to join the Hartwyn free natural building course 2019?

We hear from Joe Duirwyn of Hartwyn about a fantastic free natural building learning opportunity running from June to September 2019.

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Apr
2
2019
Jessie Watson Brown

Tales of a winter working in a traditional tannery in Norway

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Reindeer leather, thin and strong, makes beautiful bags and clothes produced by traditional tannery Jutulskinn

Jessie Watson Brown, a UK traditional tanner, spent two months this winter at Jutulskinn, a traditional tannery in Norway. Here she shares some of her experiences and learnings.

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