Our online courses

We’re developing online courses in our range of topics. We’re working with specialists to provide 2-3 hours of video content for each course, backed up with text, images, charts, diagrams etc. – everything you need to get started and to succeed in the topic of your choice.

The courses represent excellent value at £30 each – less than half the price of most comparable online courses you’ll find elsewhere, because we’re not trying to maximise profits, but to help people adopt sustainable technologies and gain skills to live more sustainably and to help them participate in a different kind of economy. They make great gifts too!

After purchasing, you’ll be sent a link to access the course. The link will last indefinitely.

Here are our current courses in alphabetical order. We’re going to be adding a lot more. Subscribe to our newsletter (see home page) for updates.

 


Natural soaps

Natural soaps

This  course is all you need to get a background in soap and soap-making, learn to make a range of different soaps and even set up your own soap-making business. The entire text of our book, Make your own Natural Soaps, is included in the course.

Access the course here


Solar electricity

Solar electricity

This course is for anyone interested in the theory or practice of obtaining electricity from the sun. Everything you need to know to install your own system, and all the background information you need if you’re having a system installed by a professional.

Access the course here


Spinning

This course is about how to spin yarn: but not only that. It looks at the wide choice of fibres available and helps you to choose the right spinning tool for you.

Access the course here


Straw-bale building

Straw-bale building

This course contains a range of documents and videos by the UK’s top straw-bale builder, Barbara Jones. The course covers all aspects of straw-bale building, from foundations, walls and roofs to tools, internal fittings and plastering, with lots of tips and inside information.

Access the course here


Weaving

Weaving

This course is the perfect introduction for anyone new to the world of weaving. Experienced course tutor Janet Renouf-Miller of Create with Fibre guides you through the basics, working up from Dinky and Midi looms via a Scarf loom to the ever-versatile Rigid Heddle loom.

Access the course here