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06/2018 posts

Calling all earth-building enthusiasts – come and join Clayfest 2018!

With nine different earth building techniques covered and a whole host of activity planned, this is the place to be for anyone interested in building with earth. Rowland Keable at EBUKI tells us more. Read more

The crayfish food revolution: one man’s solution to an invasive species problem

Jessie Watson Brown of | 26-Jun-2018 | 0

Bob Ring, or ‘Crayfish Bob’ shares his passion – an effective, and tasty, response to the damage the invasive crayfish species are doing to UK waterways and their native inhabitants. Read more

How the corporate banking system transfers wealth from the poor to the wealthy, without anyone noticing

Herman Daly of CASSE | 24-Jun-2018 | 0

Herman Daly has been one of my heroes since I read Steady State Economics as a young man. I’m re-posting a blog article of his, originally posted on the website of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) in the US, because it’s a simple description of how it concentrates wealth… Continue reading How the corporate banking system transfers wealth from the poor to the wealthy, without anyone noticing Read more

The Wool Journey Part 10: using traditional carding machines

In the tenth installment of The Wool Journey with Sue Blacker at The Natural Fibre Company, we learn about the next stage of preparing wool to spin, using traditional carding machines. Read more

Models of repopulation: bringing low-impact living to life in rural Europe

We hear from yurt and tent builders and suppliers Spirits Intent about their new mission to revive low-impact living and rural economies in southern Europe through the Heartland Association. Read more

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse – Part 3

In Part 3 of his how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse adventure, Root Cause Organic’s Pete Blunsdon covers the all important growing media, the plants and the fish. Read more

What does the future look like for community energy? Interview with Jon Hallé of Sharenergy

Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 14-Jun-2018 | 5

On the NonCorporate blog, we’ll be interviewing people who are out there building a non-corporate economy on the ground right now. We’ll be finding out exactly what they’re doing, what they’ve achieved, what problems they face and what they’d like to see change – and we’ll be asking them how we might co-ordinate the non-corporate… Continue reading What does the future look like for community energy? Interview with Jon Hallé of Sharenergy Read more

Off Grid Festival 2018: another world is possible

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

How to build your own aquaponics greenhouse (Part 2)

Pete Blunsdon of Root Cause Organics continues his series of guest posts about how to build your own aquaponics greenhouse. In Part 2, he gets to grips with the all important plumbing. Read more

Announcing the launch of NonCorporate.org – how to move away from multinational corporations

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 07-Jun-2018 | 7

We’re pleased to announce the launch of NonCorporate.org – our sister site, dedicated to helping people move away from multinational corporations (MNCs) for everything they need. Read more

A south-facing, rammed earth, straw-bale-insulated house doesn’t need heating; why aren’t all new houses built this way?

Rowland ran rammed earth building courses with us for years. He said then that a C-shaped, rammed earth house with straw-bales for external insulation, and as much glass on the south side and as little glass on the north side as possible, wouldn’t need any heating. We wanted to catch up with him to learn… Continue reading A south-facing, rammed earth, straw-bale-insulated house doesn’t need heating; why aren’t all new houses built this way? Read more

You’re invited to the Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering

We hear from Lauren Simpson about plans for the Ecological Land Cooperative Summer Gathering & AGM taking place on 14th July on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Read more

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