Jul
31
2019
Ruby Taylor

Making an oak swill with basket maker Owen Jones

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Posted Jul 31 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Ruby and Owen making an oak swill basket

We hear from Ruby Taylor of Native Hands about her recent trip to the Lake District, learning how to craft an oak swill with basket maker Owen Jones. Read more …

Jul
28
2019
Matthew Slater

How to build a global, moneyless, interest-free trading system: Matthew Slater of the Credit Commons Collective

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Matthew Slater: building a global moneyless trading system

Today I’m talking with Matthew Slater, author of the Credit Commons white paper – an idea to link together mutual credit schemes anywhere in the world to create a global, moneyless trading system. Read more …

Jul
25
2019
Andrew Rollinson

Biochar on trial: what scientific research tells us so far

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Posted Jul 25 2019 by Andrew Rollinson of Blushful Earth
Image by Simon on Flickr.com via https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Working wonders or potentially harmful? Dr Andrew Rollinson examines the scientific research surrounding biochar to date, including his own personal experiments. Read more …

Jul
23
2019
Benedict Noel

Alternatives to single-use plastic in mushroom growing

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Posted Jul 23 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Mushrooms encased in plastic courtesy of GroCycle

Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide shares his tried and tested alternatives to single use plastic in mushroom growing. Read more …

Jul
18
2019
Kevin Blockley

Out of Eden: how you can get involved in a neolithic farm experiment in Wales

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Posted Jul 18 2019 by Kevin Blockley of Old Chapel Farm
Kevin Blockley atop the roof of a neolithic style building at Out of Eden

Dr Kevin Blockley shares how the Out of Eden project is creating a unique educational experience that immerses us in the hunter gathering world of our ancestors and our first experiments in farming. Read more …

Jul
16
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 9: working with agar cultures

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Posted Jul 16 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Working with agar cultures

A jellylike substance derived from seaweed, Benedict Noel sets out the role of agar cultures in Part 9 of his Mushroom Guide. Read more …

Jul
14
2019
Duncan McCann

A strategy for challenging the giant corporate platforms: Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

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Duncan McCann shares his strategy for challenging giant corporate platforms

We talk about a strategy for challenging the giant corporate platforms in Part 2 of an interview with Duncan McCann, who’s working on a platform co-op alternative to Über in Brighton. Read more …

Jul
9
2019
Sue Blacker

The Wool Journey Part 16 and postscript: labelling yarn

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Labelling and other processing at The Natural Fibre Company spinning mill

Sue Blacker takes us on a final tour of The Natural Fibre Company’s spinning mill to learn all about labelling yarn. Turns out there’s plenty to it! Read more …

Jul
7
2019
Micky Metts

Building the open web: an interview with Micky Metts of Agaric

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Posted Jul 7 2019 by Micky Metts of Agaric
Micky Metts of Agaric - building the open web as a co-operative

Dave Darby interviews Micky Metts of Agaric, based in Boston, Massachusetts, who is active in both the co-operative and free/open source movements. Read more …

Jul
4
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 8: working with liquid mushroom cultures

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Posted Jul 4 2019 by Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide
Jars of pressure-cooked liquid mushroom cultures with foil tops

We learn how to work with liquid mushroom cultures as The Mushroom Guide with Benedict Noel continues. Read more …

Jul
2
2019
Jessie Watson Brown

Getting started with fishing for food: Part 2 – When and where?

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Ever fancied fishing for your supper but don’t know where to begin? In Part 2 of her Fishing for Food series, Jessie Watson Brown chats with Charlie Loram about the when and where of starting fishing. Read more …

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