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Posts from ‘October, 2009’

The Story of Stuff

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between [...]

Home – a free film from photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand

You can watch the movie HERE We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the [...]

the Slow movement

If you fancy a change of pace the SLOW MOVEMENT may offer it.

Half Farmer, Half Something Else: “New” Lifestyles for an Eco-Friendly 21st Century

An interesting story from the slow movement.

Permaculture Design Course in Bolton

Dates The course starts with an introductory day on Saturday 7th November 2009. You may attend for the introduction only. On completing the day, you will be asked if you wish to complete the full course (12 days, including the introduction). Those of you who decide to go on will determine the future dates for the [...]

Farmers markets (local)

Confirmed Farmer’s Markets for 2009 if you know of any more please let us call 01995 642144 or bclifford@myerscough.ac.uk Bolton Victoria Square, Bolton Town Centre Every 4th Saturday of the month, 10am – 2pm.  For more information please conatct Jackie Casey on 01204 336824. RIVINGTON – HORWICH THE 1ST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH – JUST PAST [...]

Next film night – November 27th

The next film is part of a TV series. 3 inspiring 20 minute films. Venue: St Johns Methodist Church – Horwich TIME: 7:15PM if you want to help with chairs 7:30PM films start 8:30-9PM pack up View Larger Map

Vertical farming – warehouses etc ZOO

An idea that has been around a while. Eventually we’ll re-use office blocks for this. http://www.smallholder.co.uk/news/smallholdernews/4664537.New_food_system_unveiled_in_Devon/ http://www.valcent.eu/VertCropUk.html

Urban Farming – SPIN farming

Paula Sobie of City Harvest talks about SPIN (Small Plot INtensive farming

6 steps of community involvement