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    A guide to composting: the fundamentals

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 13-Dec-2019 | 1

    We share the first part of Ethical.net’s guide to composting, covering the fundamental principles of turning your food waste into a wonderful soil fertiliser. Read more

    26 questions from a 10-year-old to his parents about the election

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 10-Dec-2019 | 6

    At a dinner party on Saturday evening, I had a discussion about a) the efficacy of elections for bringing about meaningful change, and b) the desirability of the quest for perpetual economic growth (I didn’t feel positively about either of those things). Our hosts’ 10-year-old son was listening carefully, after which he expressed his intention… Continue reading 26 questions from a 10-year-old to his parents about the election Read more

    Become one of the first movers in a new, collaborative economy: Open Credit Network Alpha launch

    Lowimpact.org are working with Open.coop to build a new, co-operative, moneyless, mutual credit trading system for the UK, with a view to joining many similar schemes around the world to create a new global trading system, that requires neither banks nor interest. The point of this article is to invite you, if you own or… Continue reading Become one of the first movers in a new, collaborative economy: Open Credit Network Alpha launch Read more

    “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room”

    Eloise Sentito of These Isles | 04-Dec-2019 | 2

    With the end of 2019 drawing near, nomadic handweaver Eloïse Sentito reflects on a year of significant change, living on the edge while spinning, dyeing and weaving her way from Brittany to Devon. Read more

    New topic – ‘commoning’ – and why ‘the Tragedy of the Commons’ is wrong

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 01-Dec-2019 | 0

    At university, back in the 80s, we were taught about ‘the Tragedy of the Commons’ – an essay by Garrett Hardin, about how common resources are always abused, because humans are basically selfish. It seemed plausible at the time, but has since been shown to be false. Read more

    How to start a small garden in your apartment (Part 2)

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 27-Nov-2019 | 0

    Just what can you grow indoors? Plenty, it turns out. Ethical.net continue their guide to starting a small garden in your apartment. Catch up with Part 1 here. Read more

    How the Open Food Network helps local food producers: interview with Lynne Davis (Part 1)

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org / NonCorporate.org interviews Lynne Davis of the Open Food Network as part of a series of interviews with people building the new economy. Here’s the transcript of the interview, plus the video (below). Read more

    November forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

    Ruby Taylor of Native Hands | 20-Nov-2019 | 3

    Learn how you can soothe your sore throat sugar-free with rosehip vinegar, as Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her November forage of the month. Read more

    Can elections really change anything?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 17-Nov-2019 | 21

    Can elections really change anything? Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org shares his views on the question in the run-up to the general election. Read more

    How to start a small garden in your apartment (Part 1)

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 13-Nov-2019 | 1

    Living in an urban flat with no access to outdoor space and yearn for greenery? Our friends at Ethical.net have got it covered with their guide to how to start a small garden in your apartment. Read more

    How the REA / Value Flows model can change the world: Lynn Foster of Mikorizal (Part 2)

    Lynn Foster of Mikorizal | 10-Nov-2019 | 0

    Here’s the second part of our interview with Lynn Foster of Mikorizal and the Value Flows model. Part 1 is here. Read more

    The differences between insulation and thermal mass

    As the winter months approach here in the UK, natural builder Ziggy Liloia of The Year of Mud goes back to basics to explore the differences between insulation and thermal mass, and why they matter. Read more

    Debate: to fly or not to fly; or ‘the plane’s going anyway’

    We’d love to know what you think about this debate, between David, treasurer of Transition Town Tooting, and Dave of Lowimpact.org about whether giving up flying has any effect on climate change. Read more

    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 Lowimpact.org / NonCorporate.org 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 Lowimpact.org | 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

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