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home brew

How to make your own booze

Hannah Corr

1st November, 2011

With no food miles, no additives and no duty involved, making your own alcohol saves both money and the planet. Hannah Corr explains how to get started more...
Woman with hammer

DIY: why women should pick up a hammer

Christine Ottery

29th June, 2010

Getting practical can save you money, make you more self-sufficient and gives you the potential to have a broader green impact too. So get that tool box out...


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Peat free compost: why to use and which to buy

Andy Hamilton

13th May, 2010

An avid gardener road-tests two brands of peat free compost, and gives you a recipe to make your own more...
Clover

How to grow a green manure

Andy Hamilton

11th March, 2010

Your soil will love you for it, wildlife thrives in it and weeds are deterred by it. Here is the what, why and how of green manure more...
Turmeric

How to dye clothes using natural methods

Andy Hamilton

26th January, 2010

Armed with a hand blender, a bucket, some wild plants and various kitchen cupboard ingredients you can give old clothes a new lease of life more...
Isolated house on Isle of Eigg

Largely self-sufficient Scottish island wins prize

Ecologist

18th January, 2010

Isle of Eigg pursuit of self-sufficiency through renewable energy projects has been rewarded with share of UK-wide award
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Mike Reynolds renegade architect

CASE STUDY: building sustainable houses from rubbish

Laura Sevier

19th June, 2009

They’re made from recycled materials, and are entirely self-sufficient. Laura Sevier meets the renegade architect behind Earthships more...
Marrow wine

How to turn your excess fruit and veg into wine

Andy Hamilton

3rd November, 2009

Home brewing need not produce unpalatable dross. With this simple guide, you can use your gluts of marrows and pears to create cheap-and-cheerful signature wines more...
How to restore tired furniture

How to restore tired looking furniture: DIY tips

Andy Hamilton

8th September, 2009

There's life in that old sagging sofa yet. Restoring furniture is as easy as buying a throw or painting a wardrobe. Andy Hamilton explains how more...

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