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07/2019 posts

Making an oak swill with basket maker Owen Jones

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands | 31-Jul-2019 | 0

We hear from Ruby Taylor of Native Hands about her recent trip to the Lake District, learning how to craft an oak swill with basket maker Owen Jones. Read more

How to build a global, moneyless, interest-free trading system: Matthew Slater of the Credit Commons Collective

Today I’m talking with Matthew Slater, author of the Credit Commons white paper – an idea to link together mutual credit schemes anywhere in the world to create a global, moneyless trading system. Read more

Biochar on trial: what scientific research tells us so far

Working wonders or potentially harmful? Dr Andrew Rollinson examines the scientific research surrounding biochar to date, including his own personal experiments. Read more

Alternatives to single-use plastic in mushroom growing

Benedict Noel of The Mushroom Guide shares his tried and tested alternatives to single use plastic in mushroom growing. Read more

Out of Eden: how you can get involved in a neolithic farm experiment in Wales

Dr Kevin Blockley shares how the Out of Eden project is creating a unique educational experience that immerses us in the hunter gathering world of our ancestors and our first experiments in farming. Read more

The Mushroom Guide Part 9: working with agar cultures

A jellylike substance derived from seaweed, Benedict Noel sets out the role of agar cultures in Part 9 of his Mushroom Guide. Read more

A strategy for challenging the giant corporate platforms: Duncan McCann of the New Economics Foundation

We talk about a strategy for challenging the giant corporate platforms in Part 2 of an interview with Duncan McCann, who’s working on a platform co-op alternative to Über in Brighton. Read more

The Wool Journey Part 16 and postscript: labelling yarn

Sue Blacker takes us on a final tour of The Natural Fibre Company’s spinning mill to learn all about labelling yarn. Turns out there’s plenty to it! Read more

Building the open web: an interview with Micky Metts of Agaric

Micky Metts of Agaric | 07-Jul-2019 | 0

Dave Darby interviews Micky Metts of Agaric, based in Boston, Massachusetts, who is active in both the co-operative and free/open source movements. Read more

The Mushroom Guide Part 8: working with liquid mushroom cultures

We learn how to work with liquid mushroom cultures as The Mushroom Guide with Benedict Noel continues. Read more

Getting started with fishing for food: Part 2 – When and where?

Jessie Watson Brown of | 02-Jul-2019 | 0

Ever fancied fishing for your supper but don’t know where to begin? In Part 2 of her Fishing for Food series, Jessie Watson Brown chats with Charlie Loram about the when and where of starting fishing. Read more

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