Sep
20
2019
Sigi Koko

How to plaster straw-bale walls with clay: the first coat

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Posted Sep 20 2019 by Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design
How to plaster straw-bale walls with clay

Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design shares her top tips for how to plaster straw-bale walls with clay, beginning with the first, or base, coat. Read more …

Sep
17
2019
Nick Mann

How to store apples over the winter: a brief guide

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Posted Sep 17 2019 by Nick Mann of Habitat Aid

You’ve picked your apples but what to do now? Learn how to make the best of the harvest with Nick Mann’s brief guide to how to store apples over the winter. Read more …

Sep
15
2019
Alice Brown

Why community farms are such a good idea: Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm (Part 1)

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Posted Sep 15 2019 by Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm
Alice Brown and team: why community farms are such a good idea

Today I’m talking with Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm. I’m interested in looking at how we produce food in the new economy. The current system is a disaster in terms of environment and wealth concentration. Read more …

Sep
14
2019
Alice Brown

Job opportunity: fancy delivering veg boxes for Sutton Community Farm?

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Posted Sep 14 2019 by Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm
The Sutton Community Farm team

Here’s a delivery job with a difference, on offer from Sutton Community Farm in south London. It’s over to them to tell us more. Read more …

Sep
10
2019
Ruby Taylor

September forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Sep 10 2019 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Nettles make a great forage of the month for September

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her forage of the month for September, with stress-busting nettle seeds the star of the show as autumn approaches. Read more …

Sep
8
2019
Dave Darby

Low-impact & the city 14: getting back on a bike after ten years

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Posted Sep 8 2019 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Dave is getting back on a bike after 10 years

I’ve never been without a bike until recently. As far back into my childhood as I can remember, I always had one. A bike was always part of my life, part of me. Read more …

Sep
6
2019
Craig Bayne

Turn your grapes into wine with help from OrganicLea

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Posted Sep 6 2019 by Craig Bayne of OrganicLea
From vine to wine at Organiclea

It’s that time of year again when the fab folks at OrganicLea invite grape-growing Londoners to join their community wine-making scheme. It’s over to Craig to tell us more, with a useful guide to harvesting grapes to boot. Read more …

Sep
3
2019
Jessie Watson Brown

Getting started with fishing for food: Part 3 – Lobster pots

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Ever fancied fishing for your supper but don’t know where to begin? In Part 3 of her Fishing for Food series, Jessie Watson Brown explores fishing with lobster pots. Possibly a more efficient approach to fishing – once you have put the pot in, it does the fishing for you, leaving you free for a whole tide cycle to do anything else! Read more …

Sep
1
2019
Daniel Scharf

New planning developments might allow a lot more people to build their own home

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Posted Sep 1 2019 by Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan

There have been some developments in the planning system that might allow a lot more people to build their own home. First, here’s some background. Read more …

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