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    Human scale technology at the Green Fair

    This is a call out to designers, inventors, makers and creators of alternatively powered human scale appropriate technology. Read more

    Using a scythe to cut your lawn, not a lawn-mower: Part 3 – technique

    Michelle Laine of Scythe Cymru | 09-Nov-2021 | 0

    Part 1 was about your lawn; Part 2 about your scythe and blade. Part 3 is about scything techniques for short grass. With a bit of practice, you don’t really need the plastic, resource use, electricity and noise involved with lawn-mowers. Read more

    Using a scythe to cut your lawn, not a lawn-mower: Part 2 – the scythe

    Michelle Laine of Scythe Cymru | 02-Nov-2021 | 3

    Part 1 was about your lawn; Part 2 is about your scythe and blade; and Part 3 about scything techniques for short grass. With a bit of practice, you don’t really need the plastic, resource use, electricity and noise involved with lawn-mowers. Read more

    Using a scythe to cut your lawn, not a lawn-mower: Part 1 – the grass

    Michelle Laine of Scythe Cymru | 27-Oct-2021 | 5

    We’re often asked if it is possible to mow a lawn with a scythe. The answer is yes and there are many people in the UK doing just that! Lawn mowing can be a test of a scythers skill, it takes some thought and practice to do well. Here is a summary of the factors… Continue reading Using a scythe to cut your lawn, not a lawn-mower: Part 1 – the grass Read more

    Managing an orchard floor as a wildflower / hay meadow

    With careful management the orchard floor can become a thriving wildflower meadow, a habitat which is not only good for the wildlife, but also good for the soul.  Read more

    Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 4: wildflower meadows leave nature in charge

    Jo Cartmell of Nearby Wild | 31-May-2018 | 0

    As we move into June and summer beckons, Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares Part 4 of her Mini Meadow journey, with Nature very much in charge. Read more

    Haymaking by hand: a guide from Indie Farmer

    Nigel Akehurst of Indie Farmer | 07-Aug-2017 | 0

    This week our friends at Indie Farmer shared with us their how-to guide to haymaking by hand, in which founder and editor-in-chief Nigel Akehurst collaborated with small-scale farmer Simon Fairlie, co-editor of The Land Magazine. Read more

    Low-impact & the city 2: what are urban gardens for?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 01-Aug-2015 | 5

    I Iive with my partner in a terraced house in London, and we have a garden. So we have to work out what we want the garden for. Do we want to use it to impress people, to give it a ‘make-over’, to make it orderly and tidy, or to produce food? We’ve decided that… Continue reading Low-impact & the city 2: what are urban gardens for? Read more

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