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The A to Z of livestock

The A to Z of smallholdings

Lisa Stephens

8th May, 2012

Take one Alpaca, a scattering of silkworms, a couple of cows and a group of goats, and you could just be the next Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Lisa Stephens presents the A to Z of smallholdings more...
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Smallholding: the basics

Gervase Poulden

18th October, 2011

From sheep to spinach, Gervase Poulden has the skinny on how to make your smallholding dreams a reality more...
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The Ecologist November 1971: rural to urban shift

The Ecologist

11th November, 2011

Forty years ago, the Ecologist wrote about problems associated with the flight of Spain's agricultural workers to city centres. more...
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How credit unions can succeed where banks fail

Dorienne Robinson

2nd February, 2010

If you're looking for small, short-term loans for a green project, it's worth borrowing from a credit union instead of a bank more...
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CASE STUDY: setting up an organic market garden

Laura Sevier

26th April, 2007

Septuagenarian Mehr Fardoonji is still to be found with her hands in the soil after forty-five years of organic market gardening more...
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The New Renaissance

Julian Rose

28th July, 2009

When it comes to solving global problems, we need local solutions, change in every area of life and a 'people's movement' for self-governance...
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Halfway to Copenhagen

Phil England

2nd July, 2009

Copenhagen is where the future of our planet will be decided. So why is there such little media interest in the run-up to the talks, asks Phil England. more...
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To your health - Organic beer!

Rachel Clode

1st August, 2008

The UK’s organic brewers are calling time on beer corporations, as Rachel Clode discovers more...
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Co-operatives taking up the post.

Mark Anslow

1st May, 2008

With so many rural post offices in the UK threatened with closure, Mark Anslow visits two villages whose residents have taken it upon themselves to deliver the goods.

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Small and local saves the rainforest

News

19th July, 2007

Small, local initiatives are the best way to preserve tropical rainforests but are being ignored by governments, a new study has shown. more...
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Economies of scale - self-sufficiency through localising business

Andrew Simms

1st June, 2003

Where trade is concerned, one size does not fit all. Andrew Simms argues the case for economic self-sufficiency through localisation more...
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Bigger But Not Better

Andrew Kimbrell

1st April, 2003

Myth Number 5: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS EFFICIENT more...

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Solutions for a farming future

Steven Gorelick

7th June, 2000

Steven Gorelick lays out just a few of the policy changes, priority shifts and new approaches that could help save rural life, and lead to more sustainable farming more...
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Facing the farm crisis

Steven Gorelick

5th June, 2000

Big may look impressive, but life can be hell for the individual in agriculture today. The problems are vast and complex, and do not lend themselves to easy answers. So what is the agricultural crisis all about, and what can be done to tackle it? Steven Gorelick seeks out the true root of the crisis. more...
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The other cider the farm gate

Ross Hume Hall

1st June, 2000

Ross Hume Hall explains how bureaucracy and regulations are crushing small farmers in the USA more...

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