Aug
29
2019
Dave Darby

Low-impact & the city 13: How to get lots of fruit from a small garden with no work

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Posted Aug 29 2019 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

I’m too busy to have a vegetable garden. I don’t have the mental energy to think about when it’s time to buy seeds, to plant them, water them, prick them out into pots, dig the garden, plant them, and then continue to water them, weed them and harvest them. Read more …

Aug
27
2019
Dee Butterly

Get the Good Food March 2019 in the diary – pots and pans at the ready!

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The LWA at the Good Food March 2018

The Landworkers’ Alliance will be joining a host of partners to put farming, food and climate justice centre stage this October. Here’s how you can join them on the Good Food March 2019 in London. Read more …

Aug
25
2019
Cath Muller

The difference between the co-operative movement in the UK and the US: Cath Muller of Radical Routes

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Posted Aug 25 2019 by Cath Muller of Radical Routes
Cath Muller of Radical Routes

This is the second part of an interview with Cath Muller of Radical Routes (here’s the first part). Cath hitch-hiked across the Atlantic on a sailing boat, to visit co-operatives in the States. I talked with her about the differences between co-ops over there and in the UK. Read more …

Aug
22
2019
Jon Halle

Exciting job opportunity: Project Officer with Big Solar Co-op at Sharenergy

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Posted Aug 22 2019 by Jon Halle of Sharenergy
Want to join the Sharenergy team as Project Officer with Big Solar Co-op?

Are you fired up to find practical solutions to the climate crisis? If so, this job opportunity as a Project Officer with Big Solar Co-op could be right up your street. Over to Jon Hallé at Sharenergy to tell us more.

Aug
20
2019
Ziggy

Scribing wood to stone: how to scribe a wood post to a stone foundation

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Posted Aug 20 2019 by Ziggy  of The Year of Mud
Scribing wood to stone

Ziggy of The Year of Mud shares a how-to guide for scribing wood to stone, with a project fitting a wooden timber frame on to a stone foundation. Read more …

Aug
18
2019
Chris Smaje

The elephant in the room is capitalism. Maybe.

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Posted Aug 18 2019 by Chris Smaje of Small Farm Future
Chris Smaje argues the elephant in the room is capitalism

Chris Smaje of Vallis Veg and Small Farm Future shares his thoughts as to why the elephant in the room is capitalism. Maybe. It’s over to Chris from here…
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Aug
14
2019
Gary Parker

Top tips for tiny home living in a small timber building

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Posted Aug 14 2019 by Gary Parker of Loosehanger Oak
Tiny home living in the woods via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cabin-Like_Tiny_Home_in_the_Woods.jpg

Are you keen to downsize and downshift? Chris from Loosehanger Oak shares his top tips for tiny home living in a small timber building. Read more …

Aug
11
2019
Micky Metts

Networking small businesses and co-ops to replace corporations: Micky Metts on the new economy

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Posted Aug 11 2019 by Micky Metts of Agaric
We're talking about the new economy with Micky Metts of Agaric

This is part 2 of a conversation with Micky Metts of Agaric – a co-op in Boston, Massachusetts that provides online tools for other co-ops. Part 1 is here. I told Micky about some of the meetings and discussions we’ve been having in the UK with people working to build ‘new economy’ infrastructure, like community energy, housing, worker, land, platform, tech and even transport co-operatives, free software, community-supported agriculture, community land trusts, ‘commons’ etc. Read more …

Aug
7
2019
Ziggy

Shou sugi ban: preserving wood using fire with Ziggy of The Year of Mud

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Posted Aug 7 2019 by Ziggy  of The Year of Mud
Shou sugi ban: preserving wood with fire Japanese-style

Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud in Kentucky, USA, shares his how-to guide for shou sugi ban, preserving wood using fire as practised in traditional Japanese timber building. It’s a thing of beauty! Read more …

Aug
4
2019
Dave Darby

What’s the difference between capitalism and a free market?

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Posted Aug 4 2019 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

People usually conflate the two, but I want to try to persuade (mainly the right) that capitalism is nothing like a free market, and (mainly the left) that there’s nothing wrong with a truly free market. Read more …

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