Oct
20
2021
Tomas Remiarz

Sacred forests of Ethiopia: how they can be recreated anywhere

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In these days of gloom and confusion it is good to remember that our world is not ONE continuous story where everything inexorably gets worse – or better – but that our world is full of many stories that are unfolding in parallel. This weekend I was uplifted by the moving account of the holy forests of Ethiopia, their hermits, and the people working to preserve and restore the highland forests to their original glory.

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Oct
17
2021
Dave Darby

Does ‘system change’ advocacy mean ‘anti-capitalism’?

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Posted Oct 17 2021 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

What I mean by system change is system replacement, rather than system tweaking (aka ‘prolonging the agony’). This raises (not begs – please, not begs) three questions:

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Oct
13
2021
Joanne Hooper

Establishing urban orchards to benefit people, communities and nature

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Posted Oct 13 2021 by Joanne Hooper of the Orchard Project

The Orchard Project are a superb group establishing and maintaining urban community orchards. The are beneficial in so many ways, including biodiversity, community cohesion, local food, carbon storage and human well-being. Here, they explain an approach called ‘nature-based solutions’.

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Oct
10
2021
Eloise Sentito

Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving

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Posted Oct 10 2021 by Eloise Sentito of These Isles

This is the third and final part of an interview with weaver and mutual credit enthusiast Eloise Sentito of These Isles, in which we talk about the prices of craft produce, and how mutual credit can help. Part 1 contained advice for anyone considering a career as a weaver, and part 2 was about the sustainability of craft production.

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Oct
6
2021
Tom Humphries

Beginners’ guide to firing pottery in a small gas kiln

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We recently interviewed potter Tom Humphries, and he gave advice about making a living from making pottery. Here he gives advice for beginners about firing pottery in a small gas kiln.

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Oct
3
2021
Caroline Bennett

Why we should support small fishing boats over super-trawlers, Part 3

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Support small fishing boats over giant super-trawlers

Here’s the third and final part of my interview with Caroline Bennett, founder of ‘Sole of Discretion’ (a community interest company that sells fish caught by a collective of small fishing boats in Devon) about why we should support small fishing boats over giant super-trawlers. We’re talking about how government quotas benefit super-trawlers and disadvantage the small boats.

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