Apr
30
2020
Lauren Simpson

How small farms offer big solutions as global issues turn focus to home

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The Arlington site in Sussex

With just under three weeks left until the Ecological Land Cooperative 202 community share offer closes, Lauren Simpson shares an update on progress so far, complete with a new film. Read more …

Apr
28
2020
Ruby Taylor

April forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Apr 28 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
April forage of the month : nettle soup

In her April forage of the month, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands takes the sting out of nettles with a delicious soup recipe. Read more …

Apr
26
2020
Dave Darby

The alternative to the current money system: Tim Jenkin, Matthew Slater & Dil Green

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Posted Apr 26 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Bank notes in different currencies - but what are the alternatives to the money system?

Here I interview Tim Jenkin, Matthew Slater and Dil Green (and Keith the cat, briefly, until he got bored – see video) about the money system, the problems it causes and what could replace it. Fascinating insights from three people who have spent an enormous amount of time thinking about the money system. Read more …

Apr
22
2020
Sarah Young

How and why to grow a food forest in your garden

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Posted Apr 22 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net
Food forest gardening diagram

With many of us taking steps to grow our own food right now, some for the first time, our friends at Ethical.net set out how and why to grow a food forest in your garden. Read more …

Apr
19
2020
Dave Darby

Post-corona: ‘getting back to normal’ is suicidal – here’s the alternative

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Posted Apr 19 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Getting back to normal: is there an alternative post-corona?

“For those who dream of a return to “normalcy”: normalcy was standing on the tracks watching an oncoming train & arguing about how fast it was going. Something just banged into us & sent us sprawling. It hurt. A lot. Now let’s get up, but NOT get back on the tracks again.” – David Graeber

Read more …

Apr
15
2020
Andy Reynolds

Becoming a woodland owner: an alternative view

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Posted Apr 15 2020 by Andy Reynolds of the Ecolodge
Becoming a woodland owner by Andy Reynolds

There are many and various drivers behind the desire to become a woodland owner, varying from wishing to impose one’s self on the landscape and latterly build a house on a green field site; to the other end of the spectrum to benignly caring for an increasingly rare habitat. Read more …

Apr
12
2020
Dave Darby

Post-corona: ‘getting back to normal’ is not just a bad idea – it’s suicidal

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Posted Apr 12 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Should we return to normal post-corona?

There’s been a lot of talk about ‘thanking’ coronavirus for giving us the breathing space to re-evaluate, and for giving nature some breathing space too. This isn’t one of those articles. I don’t find it compassionate to thank a virus that’s killing thousands of people, and closing millions of small businesses, allowing Amazon to hoover up almost the entire economy. That’s not the kind of world I want. Read more …

Apr
8
2020
Ruby Taylor

March – April forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Posted Apr 8 2020 by Ruby Taylor of Native Hands
April forage of the month : cleaver and nettle tonic

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her March – April forage of the month, starring cleavers and nettles in a springtime tonic we can appreciate all the more in these challenging times. Read more …

Apr
5
2020
Paul Jennings

One Planet Development and access to land: Paul Jennings, OPD smallholder and self-builder

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Posted Apr 5 2020 by Paul Jennings of Criafolen
One Planet Development smallholder Paul Jennings : how to make a living on an organic smallholding

This is the first part of an interview with Paul Jennings, who lives on a smallholding in Pembrokeshire with his family, and built his own straw-bale home under the One Planet Development policy that exists in Wales (but not in England), which allows people to build a home on their land, even if it is outside the development zone, if they can show that they will live with an ecological footprint of one planet or less. Read more …

Apr
3
2020
Dave Darby

Keeping small businesses alive during the coronavirus / economic crisis

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Posted Apr 3 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
Keeping small businesses alive during the coronavirus economic crisis

The coronavirus crisis is causing an economic crash that will only get worse. Research has indicated that a shortage of money will mean that up to a million UK small businesses may close in the coming months. To prevent the devastation of small businesses, and therefore our communities, there needs to be an alternative means of exchanging goods and services. Read more …

Apr
1
2020
Shaun Chamberlin

Surviving the Future: an online course for our times

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Posted Apr 1 2020 by Shaun Chamberlin of Dark Optimism
Surviving the Future online course

Our friend Shaun Chamberlin of Dark Optimism shares news of Surviving the Future: conversations for our time, an eight week online gathering which he will be co-facilitating on behalf of Sterling College, starting on Monday 6th April. Read more …

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