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06/2020 posts

Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Network: the future for local economies, Part 2

This is a continuation of an interview with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Totnes and the Transition Network, on the future for local economies post-covid. Part 1 is here. Read more

A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 1: the basics of foraging

Sarah Young of | 24-Jun-2020 | 1

We share a first instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at, starting with the basics of when and where, and the importance of safety and sustainability. Read more

How can people keep working if the economy crashes and there’s just no money around?

Dave Darby of | 21-Jun-2020 | 18

Imagine that there’s an enormous economic crash coming. Say, the biggest economic crash in history. Outlandish, I know, but just give it a try. Read more

Sowing wildflower seed onto grass

Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 17-Jun-2020 | 0

Keen to transform your lawn into a wildflower meadow but not sure how? Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares his guide to sowing wildflower seed onto grass. Read more

How accountants can use mutual credit to support small businesses during the post-covid slump

Dave Darby of | 14-Jun-2020 | 0

Are you an accountant? Do you have an accountant? Do you know an accountant? If you could bring this article to their attention, we think they might find it interesting – it’s an idea that can be very useful for accountants, to help keep their small business clients afloat during the post-covid economic slump. Read more

May – June forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor of Native Hands | 10-Jun-2020 | 0

Elderflower fritters, anyone? Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shows us how to make a delicious early summer delicacy in her May – June forage of the month. Read more

Trying to make a living on an organic smallholding: Paul Jennings, ‘One-Planet’ smallholder

Paul Jennings of Criafolen | 07-Jun-2020 | 4

This is part 2 of an interview with Paul Jennings, who has built his own straw-bale house and lives with his family on a smallholding in Carmarthenshire in Wales. They were able to build their house via the One Planet Development (OPD) policy in Wales. Here’s part 1 of the interview. Read more

Water For Rojava international solidarity fund

Dave Darby of | 03-Jun-2020 | 0

Dave Darby shares news of a crowdfunding campaign launched by the Solidarity Economy Association to rebuild vital water infrastructure in North and East Syria. Read more

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