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08/2019 posts

Low-impact & the city 13: How to get lots of fruit from a small garden with no work

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 29-Aug-2019 | 12

I’m too busy to have a vegetable garden. I don’t have the mental energy to think about when it’s time to buy seeds, to plant them, water them, prick them out into pots, dig the garden, plant them, and then continue to water them, weed them and harvest them. Read more

Get the Good Food March 2019 in the diary – pots and pans at the ready!

The Landworkers’ Alliance will be joining a host of partners to put farming, food and climate justice centre stage this October. Here’s how you can join them on the Good Food March 2019 in London. Read more

The difference between the co-operative movement in the UK and the US: Cath Muller of Radical Routes

Cath Muller of Radical Routes | 25-Aug-2019 | 2

This is the second part of an interview with Cath Muller of Radical Routes (here’s the first part). Cath hitch-hiked across the Atlantic on a sailing boat, to visit co-operatives in the States. I talked with her about the differences between co-ops over there and in the UK. Read more

Exciting job opportunity: Project Officer with Big Solar Co-op at Sharenergy

Jon Halle of Sharenergy | 22-Aug-2019 | 0

Are you fired up to find practical solutions to the climate crisis? If so, this job opportunity as a Project Officer with Big Solar Co-op could be right up your street. Over to Jon Hallé at Sharenergy to tell us more. Read more

Scribing wood to stone: how to scribe a wood post to a stone foundation

Ziggy of The Year of Mud shares a how-to guide for scribing wood to stone, with a project fitting a wooden timber frame on to a stone foundation. Read more

The elephant in the room is capitalism. Maybe.

Chris Smaje of Vallis Veg | 18-Aug-2019 | 5

Chris Smaje of Vallis Veg and Small Farm Future shares his thoughts as to why the elephant in the room is capitalism. Maybe. It’s over to Chris from here… Read more

Top tips for tiny home living in a small timber building

Gary Parker of Loosehanger Oak | 14-Aug-2019 | 2

Are you keen to downsize and downshift? Chris from Loosehanger Oak shares his top tips for tiny home living in a small timber building. Read more

Networking small businesses and co-ops to replace corporations: Micky Metts on the new economy

Micky Metts of Agaric | 11-Aug-2019 | 2

This is part 2 of a conversation with Micky Metts of Agaric – a co-op in Boston, Massachusetts that provides online tools for other co-ops. Part 1 is here. I told Micky about some of the meetings and discussions we’ve been having in the UK with people working to build ‘new economy’ infrastructure, like community… Continue reading Networking small businesses and co-ops to replace corporations: Micky Metts on the new economy Read more

Shou sugi ban: preserving wood using fire with Ziggy of The Year of Mud

Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud in Kentucky, USA, shares his how-to guide for shou sugi ban, preserving wood using fire as practised in traditional Japanese timber building. It’s a thing of beauty! Read more

What’s the difference between capitalism and a free market?

Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 04-Aug-2019 | 3

People usually conflate the two, but I want to try to persuade (mainly the right) that capitalism is nothing like a free market, and (mainly the left) that there’s nothing wrong with a truly free market. Read more

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