Our latest online course is Straw-bale Building. This online course contains a range of documents and videos by the UK's top straw-bale builder, Barbara Jones. The course covers all aspects of straw-bale building, from foundations, walls and roofs to tools, internal fittings and plastering, with lots of tips and inside information. The course represents excellent value - there are over 200 minutes of videos to accompany pdf documents containing text and diagrams, so that as well as reading about the processes, you can watch videos of exactly how it's done.
help stop GM
Rothamsted Research Station in Hertfordshire is hosting a government-backed trial of Genetically Modified (GM) wheat. The wheat being trialled has been genetically modified (using cow genes) to be resistant to aphids which cause an 8% loss in conventionally grown wheat. Organic grown wheat experiences only negligible losses to aphids because there are natural predators in the system which prevent the build-up of pest populations. GM crops are not an answer to world hunger, they are just a way for companies like Monsanto to increase profits.
Visit www.taketheflourback.org for more information.
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All kinds of titles to help you save money and live a more low-impact lifestyle. Recent additions include:
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new LILI book
Solar Hot Water: choosing, fitting & using a system - by Lee Rose. Provides a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of solar hot water, including all relevant equipment, components, system design, installation and even how to build your own solar panels.
We're getting into social media, namely twitter, youtube and facebook. We've changed our facebook address though, so if you could like our new page, that would be great, and we'll add new stuff as soon as it happens. Thanks.
new in the shop
We're partnering up with David at World Tents to offer good-quality, good-value yurts and tipis
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We are moving towards a system of getting people's forum queries answered by specialists
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