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    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

    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

    Straw bale, strohballen, strobaal: reflections on the European Straw Bale Gathering 2019

    Hosted by the UK for the first time last month, Lowimpact.org’s Sophie Paterson shares her reflections on the European Straw Bale Gathering 2019. Read more

    The future of community-supported agriculture: Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm (Part 2)

    This is part 2 of a conversation with Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm. In Part 1 we talked about why CSA farms are such a good idea. This time we talk more about Sutton Community Farm and the future of community-supported agriculture within the food industry. Read more

    Does anybody fancy a free, one-day course on the viable system model (VSM)?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 22-Sep-2019 | 6

    I recently interviewed Trevor Hilder, a specialist in the viable system model. I’ve been interested in it for a while, since I heard from credible sources that it could be a valuable tool for building the new economy. Read more

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

    Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design shares her top tips for how to plaster straw-bale walls with clay, beginning with the first, or base, coat. Read more

    How to store apples over the winter: a brief guide

    Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 17-Sep-2019 | 0

    You’ve picked your apples but what to do now? Learn how to make the best of the harvest with Nick Mann’s brief guide to how to store apples over the winter. Read more

    Why community farms are such a good idea: Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm (Part 1)

    Today I’m talking with Alice Brown of Sutton Community Farm. I’m interested in looking at how we produce food in the new economy. The current system is a disaster in terms of environment and wealth concentration. Read more

    Job opportunity: fancy delivering veg boxes for Sutton Community Farm?

    Here’s a delivery job with a difference, on offer from Sutton Community Farm in south London. It’s over to them to tell us more. Read more

    September forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

    Ruby Taylor of Native Hands | 10-Sep-2019 | 4

    Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her forage of the month for September, with stress-busting nettle seeds the star of the show as autumn approaches. Read more

    Low-impact & the city 14: getting back on a bike after ten years

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 08-Sep-2019 | 1

    I’ve never been without a bike until recently. As far back into my childhood as I can remember, I always had one. A bike was always part of my life, part of me. Read more

    Turn your grapes into wine with help from OrganicLea

    Craig Bayne of Organic Lea | 06-Sep-2019 | 0

    It’s that time of year again when the fab folks at OrganicLea invite grape-growing Londoners to join their community wine-making scheme. It’s over to Craig to tell us more, with a useful guide to harvesting grapes to boot. Read more

    Getting started with fishing for food: Part 3 – Lobster pots

    Jessie Watson Brown of | 03-Sep-2019 | 0

    Ever fancied fishing for your supper but don’t know where to begin? In Part 3 of her Fishing for Food series, Jessie Watson Brown explores fishing with lobster pots. Possibly a more efficient approach to fishing – once you have put the pot in, it does the fishing for you, leaving you free for a… Continue reading Getting started with fishing for food: Part 3 – Lobster pots Read more

    New planning developments might allow a lot more people to build their own home

    Daniel Scharf of Dan the Plan | 01-Sep-2019 | 4

    There have been some developments in the planning system that might allow a lot more people to build their own home. First, here’s some background. Read more

    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

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