Jul
25
2021
Tom Humphries

Career change? Making a living from making pottery

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Career change? Making a living from making pottery

At Lowimpact.org we’re interested in helping to bring production back to communities, and so we’re going to be talking with craftspeople, smallholders, natural builders, renewables installers and small business owners in our range of topics. I’ll be asking them about their jobs, and for advice for other people who are interested in doing similar things. Read more …

Jul
22
2021
Luci Edwards

Would you like to be an ecological smallholder?

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Would you like to be an ecological smallholder? The Ecological Land Co-op are looking for smallholders for plots of land in Devon and Cornwall. More below from Luci at the ELC: Read more …

Jul
18
2021
Jon Halle

Community energy, mutual credit and the mutualist economy

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Posted Jul 18 2021 by Jon Halle of Sharenergy
Community energy and mutualisation

This is the third part of an interview with Jon Halle of Sharenergy, about the prospects for keeping energy production local and mutualised. Here we talk about community energy, mutual credit and mutualisation of the economy. Read more …

Jul
14
2021
Andy Reynolds

Building your own sustainable future

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Posted Jul 14 2021 by Andy Reynolds of the Ecolodge
Building your own sustainable future

Hi. I’m Andy Reynolds – author, instructor, forester, promoter of self-reliance, and for the last few years I have been reflecting on our project’s progression, as it seems to have reached the stage of early maturity. The project – rebuilding a home, and changing the surrounding fields from dead agricultural land into an oasis of natural life, and a delightful place to live – is something that many people may aspire to, or even dream of. Read more …

Jul
11
2021
Jon Halle

Keeping energy production local and mutualised: Jon Hallé of Sharenergy, Part 2

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Posted Jul 11 2021 by Jon Halle of Sharenergy
Keeping energy production local and mutualised

This is the second part of an interview with Jon Halle of Sharenergy, about the prospects for keeping energy production local and mutualised. We talk about community energy, Energy Local and the Big Solar Co-op. Read more …

Jul
8
2021
SallyMorgan

In praise of parsnip flowers and seeds

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Posted Jul 8 2021 by SallyMorgan  of Empire Farm
In praise of parsnip flowers and seeds

What are those yellow flowers?  Its a common question asked by visitors to the plot at this time of year. The eye-catching flowers that tower above everything else are parsnips.  It’s a shame that more don’t keep their parsnips in the ground overwinter and let them flower. Not only are they attractive plants with their clouds of yellow umbels, but there other benefits too.
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Jul
4
2021
Jon Halle

Jon Hallé: Introducing the Big Solar Co-op, and how you can help renewables and the co-op sector

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Posted Jul 4 2021 by Jon Halle of Sharenergy
the Big Solar Co-op

Today I’m speaking with Jon Hallé. We go back about 20 years. You ran courses on how to make biodiesel for Lowimpact, back in the early noughties, and you authored a book for us about making biodiesel, that sold about 15k copies in the first year. It caught the zeitgeist then, but of course diesel vehicles have had their day now. Then you started Sharenergy, setting up community energy schemes around the country. Now you’ve founded the Big Solar Co-op. Read more …

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