May
30
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 6: preparing mushroom spawn

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Posted May 30 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Hand holding a grain of wheat

Benedict Noel shares how to scale up your mushroom production, preparing mushroom spawn using grain to then inoculate sawdust bags. Read more …

May
28
2019
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 13 & 14: single versus plied yarn and the bulking of wool

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Yarn and sheep

The Wool Journey returns, as The Natural Fibre Company’s Sue Blacker explores the question of single versus plied yarn and an intriguingly named tool called the Bulkometer. Read more …

May
26
2019
Frances Northrop

The ‘Preston Model’: Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation

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Frances Northrop of NEF discusses the Preston Model with Dave Darby

Dave Darby explores the ‘Preston Model’ and new municipalism in an interview with Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation.
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May
24
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 5: inoculating fruiting substrate

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Posted May 24 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
An awesome shiitake mushroom harvest!

Inoculating fruiting substrate: sounds a little daunting, no? Fear not – Benedict Noel explains all in Part 5 of his Mushroom Guide for beginners keen to grow their own shiitake mushrooms. Read more …

May
22
2019
David Thorpe

Introducing One Planet Cities: sustaining humanity within planetary limits

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Posted May 22 2019 by David Thorpe of The One Planet Life
One Planet City

David Thorpe of One Planet Life shares the ideas and aspirations behind his new book One Planet Cities, outlining his vision for sustainable urban communities. Read more …

May
19
2019
Eloise Sentito

Revisioning postcapitalism: 10 questions for Paul Mason’s ‘clear bright future’

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Posted May 19 2019 by Eloise Sentito of These Isles
Paul Mason, author of Clear Bright Future

Eloïse Sentito of These Isles pens an open letter to Paul Mason, in which she poses 10 questions arising from his book ‘Postcapitalism: a Guide to our Future’, that she hopes will be addressed in his new book ‘Clear Bright Future’. Read more …

May
17
2019
Lauren Simpson

You’re invited to the Ecological Land Cooperative AGM 2019

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The new barn at the ELC Arlington site in East Sussex

Taking place in Arlington, East Sussex, on 29th June 2019, the Ecological Land Cooperative AGM 2019 is your chance to learn more about their important work – and check out their brand new barn! Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more …

May
15
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 4: preparing fruiting substrate for shiitake mushrooms

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Posted May 15 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Why grow shiitake mushrooms? Here's why!

In Part 4 of The Mushroom Guide with Benedict Noel, learn how to create your own bags of fruiting substrate for shiitake mushrooms, using sawdust, bran and a pressure cooker. Read more …

May
9
2019
Ele Waters

Fancy joining the Pentiddy Woods family on an immersive 9 month internship?

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Posted May 9 2019 by Ele Waters of Pentiddy Woods
The Pentiddy Woods internship depicted in illustrated form as a living tree

Here’s your chance! We hear from Ele and Anthony at Pentiddy Woods about a unique learning opportunity on offer from October 2019. Read more …

May
7
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 3: harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks

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Posted May 7 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks on newspaper

In Part 3 of The Mushroom Guide, Benedict Noel enjoys the fruits of his labour harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks, as he continues his step-by-step tutorial. Read more …

May
5
2019
Dil Green

Moving towards post-capitalism, or: why I’m working on mutual credit

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Posted May 5 2019 by Dil Green of NonCorporate.org
Solidarity economic zone in a world post-capitalism

Looking ahead to a future post-capitalism, Dil Green of NonCorporate.org shares how and why he’s working on mutual credit as one of its core pillars.
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May
3
2019
Mark Benson

The pros and cons of second-hand stoves: what to consider before you buy

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Posted May 3 2019 by Mark Benson of Bowland Stoves

Unsure where to start when it comes to second-hand stoves? Mark Benson of Bowland Stoves explores the pros and cons of the second-hand wood and multi-fuel stove market and what you should consider ahead of a purchase. Read more …

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