Nov
25
2020
Scarlett Penn

Paid internship opportunity with Vallis Veg for 2021

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Posted Nov 25 2020 by Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK
2021 internship at Vallis Veg

Our friends at WWOOF UK share news of a 2021 internship opportunity with the fab folks at Vallis Veg in northeast Somerset. Read more …

Nov
22
2020
Dave Darby

I’ve got a book deal. I’d like to ask for your advice about how to deliver the message.

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Posted Nov 22 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

I’ve got a book deal with Chelsea Green, which is quite scary. They like my writing style, but the content needs a bit of translating for a wide audience. The Covid pandemic provided the stimulus to bring together a group of specialists to form ‘Mutual Credit Services’ (new website coming soon). My role is in the ‘propaganda department’ – hence the book. Read more …

Nov
18
2020
Rowland Keable

Virtual International Clayfest 2020 – ‘building’ skills and building ‘skills’

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Clayfest 2020

It’s a highlight of the natural building calendar not to be missed. EBUKI share news of this year’s upcoming virtual Clayfest, exploring and celebrating all things earth building on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November 2020. Read more …

Nov
15
2020
Dave Darby

Are squirrels or pigeons ‘food’, and should we reintroduce pine martens?

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Posted Nov 15 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
A squirrel - is it food?

OK, so this isn’t really about squirrels or pigeons – it’s about any animal; we’re back to the veganism vs meat-eating discussion. But just focusing on squirrels and pigeons for the moment, I guess everyone accepts that they are of course food for other animals. They’re in a food chain, after all. Pine martens don’t need to wrestle with this question – squirrels are most definitely food for them. And sparrow hawks don’t need to ask about pigeons – or squirrels either, for that matter. It’s about whether they’re acceptable food for humans. You can make up your own mind when it comes to you. You can decide that you’re never going to eat squirrels or pigeons – but do you have the right to dictate to others that they shouldn’t eat them either? Read more …

Nov
11
2020
Sophie Paterson

Review: A Complete Guide to Straw Bale Building by Rikki Nitzkin and Maren Termens

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Posted Nov 11 2020 by Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org

Sophie Paterson reviews a valuable new addition to any natural building bookshelf in the form of A Complete Guide to Straw Bale Building by Rikki Nitzkin and Maren Termens, published by Permanent Publications earlier this month. Read more …

Nov
8
2020
Dave Darby

CoopCycle Federation: aiming for a bicycle courier co-op in every town

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Posted Nov 8 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
CoopCycle Federation

Today I’m talking with Claire Stocks of Chorlton Bike Deliveries and Matt Nicholson of York Collective. Both are bicycle courier co-operatives. Read more …

Nov
4
2020
Sarah Young

Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 3 – around the home

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Posted Nov 4 2020 by Sarah Young of Ethical.net

Explore how to reduce plastic use in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom and even the garden, with the help of our friends at Ethical.net. Read more …

Nov
1
2020
Dave Darby

Review of ‘A Small Farm Future’ by Chris Smaje

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Posted Nov 1 2020 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
A Small Farm Future by Chris Smaje

Industrial agriculture and giant monoculture farms dominate our food sector. But does it have to be that way? Could and should we build a new kind of food system based on small farms? This new book, ‘A Small Farm Future’ published by Chelsea Green, outlines what a post-covid, post-capitalist society might look like, built around a repopulated countryside of small farmers. Read more …

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