Low-impact food & drink articles

Jun
18
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 7: preparing mushroom spawn (2)

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Mushroom grower extraordinaire Benedict Noel explains how to prepare mushroom spawn using a pressure cooker, as his Mushroom Guide series continues. Read more …

May
30
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 6: preparing mushroom spawn

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Benedict Noel shares how to scale up your mushroom production, preparing mushroom spawn using grain to then inoculate sawdust bags. Read more …

May
24
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 5: inoculating fruiting substrate

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Inoculating fruiting substrate: sounds a little daunting, no? Fear not – Benedict Noel explains all in Part 5 of his Mushroom Guide for beginners keen to grow their own shiitake mushrooms. Read more …

Apr
16
2019
Benedict Noel

The Mushroom Guide Part 1: why grow shiitake mushrooms?

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No garden? No problem! In the first of a new series from the Mushroom Guide, Benedict Noel considers why shiitake mushrooms make a great starting point for anyone new to mushroom growing, particularly in an urban environment. Read more …

Mar
19
2019
Victoria Bryceson

Not just for vegans: low-impact family festivals in 2019 from Vegan Events UK

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We hear from the team behind a host of new UK events and festivals putting veganism firmly in the limelight all the way from Glasgow to Plymouth.

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Feb
14
2019
Emily Fawcett

The surprising benefits of harvesting wild foods – more than you’d expect!

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In this article, Emily Fawcett and Charlie Loram of the Old Way look at the less visible benefits of harvesting wild foods.

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Jan
13
2019
Maresa Bossano

Community-supported agriculture vs corporate supermarkets: Maresa Bossano of the UK CSA Network

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This is part 2 of an interview with Maresa Bossano, who is the co-ordinator for the Community-Supported Agriculture Network in the UK. Part 1 is here.

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Dec
16
2018
Maresa Bossano

How do we grow the community-supported agriculture sector? Maresa Bossano, co-ordinator of the UK CSA Network

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This week we’re talking with Maresa Bossano, who is the co-ordinator for the Community-Supported Agriculture Network in the UK. Read more …

Oct
11
2018
Sigi Koko

How to build a cob oven in your garden with Sigi Koko – Part 2

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Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design shares a step-by-step building process to help you build your very own outdoor cob oven using local natural materials. Read more …

Oct
9
2018
Sigi Koko

How to build a cob oven in your garden with Sigi Koko – Part 1

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We learn from Sigi Koko at Down to Earth Design about how to build a cob oven using local natural materials and firewood as fuel. In this first installment, she covers the preparation stages. Read more …

Sep
18
2018
Jyoti Fernandes

Want better food for all? The Good Food Good Farming march is for you.

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The Landworkers’ Alliance are joining with others to call for an Agriculture Bill that provides access to healthy sustainable food for all. Join them on Sunday 14 October as they head to Westminster for the Good Food Good Farming March. Read more …

Sep
16
2018
Simon Fairlie

Is eating meat ethical or sustainable? Interview with Simon Fairlie, author of ‘Meat: A Benign Extravagance’

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We are sometimes approached by people asking why we provide information on vegetarianism, veganism and keeping animals. Isn’t that a bit incongruous? We don’t think it is Read more …

Jul
29
2018
Maresa Bossano

Taking the food sector from corporate supermarkets: interview with Maresa Bossano, co-ordinator of the UK Community-Supported Agriculture Network

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This week we’re talking with Maresa Bossano, who is the co-ordinator for the Community-Supported Agriculture Network in the UK. Read more …

Jun
12
2018
Roxy Piper

Off Grid Festival 2018: another world is possible

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Roxy Piper tells us all about this year’s Off Grid Festival, taking place from 9-12th August in the historic Tapeley Park and Gardens in North Devon, with the theme of Seven Generation Stewardship. Read more …

Apr
1
2018
Christine Page

Making raw cultured butter from grass-fed Jersey milk

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I made some winter butter this winter from the raw milk of my grass-fed Jersey cows. Butter made in the depths of the bleak midwinter from winter milk is a deeply flavoured, rich, indulgent treat. Read more …

Mar
23
2018
Tomas Remiarz

New no-dig, organic market garden for Manchester: how you can help

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We are starting a new NO DIG MARKET GARDEN that will bring fresh organic food to Manchester. You can help by joining our crowd funder at Read more …

Mar
8
2018
Sophie Paterson

A feast of fermentation: from atchara to zymology

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Sophie Paterson of Lowimpact.org takes a look at the diversity of tastes offered by fermentation, a low-impact form of food preservation which has endured through time and across cultures. Read more …

Feb
13
2018
David Thorpe

Proposal for a ‘one planet’ food revolution

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This is the third in a series of articles about ‘one planet’ living – the first in rural areas, and the second in cities. Now we discuss the situation as regards food production. Read more …

Feb
11
2018
John Harrison

On a small scale, why is it illegal to give food waste to chickens and other animals?

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Imagine you have a factory producing sandwiches for supermarkets and petrol stations etc. Maybe you’re producing 100,000 packs a day or even more. Now imagine the worst thing that could happen. Perhaps someone comes in to work with food poisoning and contaminates the product and 100,000 people come down with food poisoning. Read more …

Feb
8
2018
Sophie Paterson

The Food Assembly: connecting you to local farmers and food makers

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Sophie Paterson explores how a movement founded in France is connecting communities to local farmers and food makers across Britain: enter The Food Assembly. But does it really offer the best deal to producers, hosts and customers alike? Read more …

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