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10/2019 posts

The Bowl Gathering: preserving and reviving an endangered craft

Sharif Adams, traditional bowl turner and spoon carver tells the story of the Bowl Gathering, from humble beginnings to a thriving gathering of craft revival. Read more

Understanding the REA / Value Flows model: Lynn Foster of Mikorizal (Part 1)

Lynn Foster of Mikorizal | 27-Oct-2019 | 3

Today Dave Darby of / is talking with Lynn Foster of Mikorizal and the Value Flows model. We’ve heard some very good things about her work, together with her partner, Bob Haugen. Read more

Why hedgelaying makes a better hedge

Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 23-Oct-2019 | 3

Providing safe passage for wildlife and a sturdy windbreak, Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares his views on the rich rural tradition of hedgelaying and why he’s such a fan. Read more

How to plaster straw-bale walls with clay: the second coat

Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design shares her tips and tricks for how to plaster straw-bale walls with clay, this time tackling the second coat. Read more

October forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands | 10-Oct-2019 | 2

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her forage of the month for October with a delicious fruit leather recipe we can’t wait to try… Read more

Job opportunity: VegBox Logistics Coordinator at Sutton Community Farm

Love veg and love organising things? Sutton Community Farm are on the lookout for a VegBox Logistics Coordinator to cover maternity leave. Over to Alice Brown to tell us more. Read more

We’re on the Extinction Rebellion main stage in central London on Thursday afternoon

Dave Darby of | 06-Oct-2019 | 3

I’m excited to report that we’ve been given an hour on the main stage at Extinction Rebellion in the Mall on Thursday afternoon from 2pm. When I say ‘we’, it will be me and Oliver Sylvester-Bradley of the Open Co-op – we’ll speak for 10 minutes each, then take questions for 40 minutes. We’ll be… Continue reading We’re on the Extinction Rebellion main stage in central London on Thursday afternoon Read more

How to make wood fire baked sweet chestnut bread

As autumn draws in, sweet chestnut season is soon approaching. Bushcraft teacher David Willis shares how he bakes tasty roasted sweet chestnut bread on an open fire in a cast iron Dutch oven. Read more

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