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    Beware the ‘Great Reset’: a power grab by billionaires

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 02-Aug-2020 | 15

    The world is run by and for billionaires. If you’d prefer it to be run democratically, for all of us, then don’t be fooled by the ‘Great Reset’ – a request by the corporate and financial sectors for governments to give them taxpayers’ money to take more control. Read more

    The Wool Carder bee – and why it’s one of my favourites

    Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 29-Jul-2020 | 0

    Which are your favourite species of bee? For Nick Mann of Habitat Aid, ranking high among them is the Wool Carder bee. Read more

    Why ‘green growth’ is an oxymoron: Brian Czech of CASSE

    Brian Czech of CASSE | 26-Jul-2020 | 0

    This is part 2 of an interview with Brian Czech (part 1 is here), the president of CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). He served in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. Read more

    How to make your own shampoo bar with neem oil and nettle

    Tempted to learn how to make your own shampoo bar? Here’s a great simple recipe from The Soap Kitchen, which combines nettle and neem oil. Read more

    The Money and Society MOOC — and my subsequent adventures in mutual credit

    Dil Green of | 19-Jul-2020 | 2

    The Money & Society MOOC was launched by Matthew Slater and Jem Bendell in 2014. In four dense but perfectly assimilable 2-hour videos, it blows open your understanding of economics, in an incredibly liberating and empowering way. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 4: foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 15-Jul-2020 | 3

    From greengages to giant puffballs, in the final instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging, our friends at Ethical.net tackle the task of foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi. Read more

    What post-Covid communities could look like, if enough of us want it

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 12-Jul-2020 | 7

    Here’s a little story for anyone who’s noticed that things aren’t going too well in our communities. Small businesses are going under, unemployment is on the rise and money’s becoming scarce. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 3: foraging on the coast

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 08-Jul-2020 | 1

    Part 3 of the beginner’s guide to foraging introduces us to foraging on the coast, covering everything from marsh samphire to mussels and much more in between. Read more

    Mutual credit and economic crashes: interview with Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap, Australia

    Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap | 05-Jul-2020 | 0

    Today I’m interviewing Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap – a mutual credit network in Australia. I’m very interested in what you’re up to Laurence, because as you know, a group of us are trying to set up mutual credit networks in the UK, with a view to building a global credit commons. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 2: common edible weeds and wild plants

    Sarah Young of Ethical.net | 01-Jul-2020 | 1

    In Part 2 of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, we learn which common edible weeds and wild plants can make their way to our plates. Read more

    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 Ethical.net | 24-Jun-2020 | 1

    We share a first instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, 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 Lowimpact.org | 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 Lowimpact.org | 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 Lowimpact.org | 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

    Chris Cook’s tour of the oil markets: from Nixon to Trump

    Today I’m talking with Chris Cook, who designed and built the Iranian Oil Bourse (see Wikipedia for a timeline of the events Chris describes), which could help move the world away from the petrodollar. We’ll be talking more about that later. Read more

    Blossom, blossom and more blossom!

    Nick Mann of Habitat Aid | 27-May-2020 | 0

    Nick Mann of Habitat Aid charts a five month journey of beautiful blossom and how people and pollinators alike can benefit from its bounty. Read more

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