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05/2019 posts

The Mushroom Guide Part 6: preparing mushroom spawn

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

The Wool Journey Part 13 & 14: single versus plied yarn and the bulking of wool

The Wool Journey returns, as The Natural Fibre Company’s Sue Blacker explores the question of single versus plied yarn and an intriguingly named tool called the Bulkometer. Read more

Community Wealth Building: Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation

Dave Darby explores the ‘Preston Model’ and Community Wealth Building in an interview with Frances Northrop of the New Economics Foundation. Read more

The Mushroom Guide Part 5: inoculating fruiting substrate

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

Introducing One Planet Cities: sustaining humanity within planetary limits

David Thorpe of One Planet Life | 22-May-2019 | 12

David Thorpe of One Planet Life shares the ideas and aspirations behind his new book One Planet Cities, outlining his vision for sustainable urban communities. Read more

Revisioning postcapitalism: 10 questions for Paul Mason’s ‘clear bright future’

Eloise Sentito of These Isles | 19-May-2019 | 2

Eloïse Sentito of These Isles pens an open letter to Paul Mason, in which she poses 10 questions arising from his book ‘Postcapitalism: a Guide to our Future’, that she hopes will be addressed in his new book ‘Clear Bright Future’. Read more

You’re invited to the Ecological Land Cooperative AGM 2019

Taking place in Arlington, East Sussex, on 29th June 2019, the Ecological Land Cooperative AGM 2019 is your chance to learn more about their important work – and check out their brand new barn! Lauren Simpson tells us more. Read more

The Mushroom Guide Part 4: preparing fruiting substrate for shiitake mushrooms

In Part 4 of The Mushroom Guide with Benedict Noel, learn how to create your own bags of fruiting substrate for shiitake mushrooms, using sawdust, bran and a pressure cooker. Read more

Fancy joining the Pentiddy Woods family on an immersive 9 month internship?

Ele Waters of Pentiddy | 09-May-2019 | 0

Here’s your chance! We hear from Ele and Anthony at Pentiddy Woods about a unique learning opportunity on offer from October 2019. Read more

The Mushroom Guide Part 3: harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks

In Part 3 of The Mushroom Guide, Benedict Noel enjoys the fruits of his labour harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks, as he continues his step-by-step tutorial. Read more

Moving towards post-capitalism, or: why I’m working on mutual credit

Dil Green of | 05-May-2019 | 9

Looking ahead to a future post-capitalism, Dil Green of NonCorporate.org shares how and why he’s working on mutual credit as one of its core pillars. This piece was originally published on the blog ‘Digital Anthropology‘. Read more

The pros and cons of second-hand stoves: what to consider before you buy

Mark Benson of Bowland Stoves | 03-May-2019 | 7

Unsure where to start when it comes to second-hand stoves? Mark Benson of Bowland Stoves explores the pros and cons of the second-hand wood and multi-fuel stove market and what you should consider ahead of a purchase. Read more

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