Feb
26
2020
Ruby Harrison

Could you be a recorder for the Nature’s Calendar project with the Woodland Trust?

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Posted Feb 26 2020 by Ruby Harrison of Woodland Trust
Eurasian blue tit by Francis C. Franklin

The Woodland Trust share the latest findings from their Nature’s Calendar project and invite you to get involved as one of the thousands of volunteers who make it happen each year. Read more …

Feb
23
2020
Chris Huskins

Small farms, land co-ops and farm housing: Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm

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Posted Feb 23 2020 by Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm
Chris Huskins and Emily Huskins of Fanfield Farm

Today I’m talking with Chris Huskins of Fanfield Farm – an Ecological Land Co-op plot – who is going to build his own house on his smallholding. He’s also trading using mutual credit, via the Open Credit Network. Read more …

Feb
19
2020
Simon Lennane

Converting an old cottage to ground source heating: how we did it

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Converting to ground source heating

Living in an older building but keen to heat your house with 100% renewable energy? Simon Lennane shares how he tackled an ambitious project converting his old cottage to ground source heating. Read more …

Feb
16
2020
Matthew Slater

Coming together to build a new economy: Matthew Slater, barefoot economist and Credit Commons co-designer, Part 2

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Together we can build a new economy

In part 1 I described why a resilient economy needs be to separate from the failing capitalist juggernaut and that we need to start by finding new economic partners from without the Market. Read more …

Feb
15
2020
Matthew Slater

Starting from scratch: Matthew Slater, barefoot economist and Credit Commons co-designer, Part 1

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Perception dollar by Matthew Slater of XR and the Credit Commons Collective

Donald Trump recently derided Greta Thunberg and everyone pleading with government to heed environmental science as ‘doomsayers’. The more imminent peak oil or environmental collapse appear, the more intransigent our political system seems to be. Whatever the reasons for this, responsible citizens can only accomplish so much while the political and economic winds are blowing against them. Read more …

Feb
12
2020
Sarah Young

A guide to composting: methods for composting indoors

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Posted Feb 12 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Composting indoors

Thought not having a garden meant there was little point in composting? Think again! Having covered the basics of composting in Part 1 of the series, Ethical.net take a look at different ways of composting indoors. Read more …

Feb
9
2020
Debbie Clarke

How to start a co-operative grocery in your town: Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery, Part 2

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Posted Feb 9 2020 by Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery
Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery shares the Grow your own Grocery guide

This is Part 2 of an interview with Debbie Clarke of Unicorn Grocery – a co-operative grocery store in Manchester. In Part 1, I talked with Debbie about what it’s like to work in a co-operative grocery. Here we talk about the “Grow your own Grocery” guide that her co-op has produced for people who might be interested in starting a co-operative grocery in their town – as well as how to develop the co-operative economy generally. Read more …

Feb
5
2020
Ruby Taylor

February forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Feb 5 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
Bramble tips as February forage of the month

Bramble tips are on the menu with spring approaching, as Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her February forage of the month. Read more …

Feb
2
2020
Dave Darby

Our new compost toilets online course is live – and we think you’ll love it!

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Posted Feb 2 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Tutor Cordelia Rowlatt in our new compost toilets online course

We’ve produced an online course on building, using and maintaining a range of different compost toilets. You can purchase the new compost toilets online course here. Read more …

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