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by treaclemine
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Why world food prices may keep climbing
Replies: 71
Views: 52710

Demand side

On the demand side of the equation, there are three sources of growth: the addition of 80 million people per year, some 3 billion people moving up the food chain consuming more grain-intensive livestock products, and the massive conversion of grain to fuel ethanol in the United States. What can we ...
by treaclemine
Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: London & The South East
Topic: Freegive - Find your community recycling group near you
Replies: 4
Views: 8113

kenneal wrote:I think we ought to let this thread run. It's useful spam.
Hmm ... except, there are lots of groups and very little activity ...
by treaclemine
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Internal Wall insulation
Replies: 37
Views: 16353

Sasmox

Has anyone here experimented with Sasmox:
http://www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.co ... cle-board/
by treaclemine
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Put to the test by this cold weather
Replies: 77
Views: 18608

JohnB wrote:I was scraping several inches of ice and snow off a polycarbonate roof that could collapse at any time yesterday. As I was scraping, it was being replaced by another layer :roll:.
Really interesting to be reading about all your challenges, John. Hope I can be some use when I see you ...
by treaclemine
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ed Milliband to unveil the UK's peak oil mitigation plan.
Replies: 32
Views: 4964

goslow wrote:Yes, I understand there will be the equivalent of ROCs for solar hot water available very soon.
Is this HotROCs?
by treaclemine
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: relocating collected rainwater
Replies: 16
Views: 6230

A question someone else implied:

Is there any way at all to redesign the situation, so that the place where you need to use the water is in a better location relative to the water collection zone?
by treaclemine
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: Age of Stupid
Replies: 27
Views: 13270

Re: Great film

... Launch 20th, 21st and 22nd of March ... http://www.ageofstupid.net/weekone I got a message saying there's a People's Premiere across the country on Sun 15 Mar 2009, and they'd like to make it the biggest Premiere in history. Unfortunately, I have to work that day ... http://www.ageofstupid.net/...
by treaclemine
Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Farm for the Future BBC2
Replies: 143
Views: 32727

Permaculture is about planning and design, yes. Also, observation, and using principles abstracted from ecosystems, and patterns which have worked in other places but modified to your context.

Permaculture principles and design methods are a toolkit which is accessible to everyone.
by treaclemine
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Farm for the Future BBC2
Replies: 143
Views: 32727

puscat wrote:"Done. 20 posts there now."
I've just accidentally posted twice, because I didn't twig that new posters on moderation - so many more people may have posted than have yet been published.

1100+ members on this forum, how about cross-posting to the It's Not Easy Being Green forum?
by treaclemine
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Farm for the Future BBC2
Replies: 143
Views: 32727

WolfattheDoor wrote:Has anybody examined the process of turning an intensive, monoculture farm with "dead" soil into a permaculture-based "future farm"? Is there any sort of article on the problems and actions?
This is covered in summary in the Power of Community film.
by treaclemine
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: peak oil and permaculture on the BBC2 tomorrow 8 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3368

P.S. how is it possible that we can live in a society that has a documentary covering a subject like that on one channel, while on another channel they are showing 'place in the sun'? That was my thought - as soon as the credits rolled, it was like a bubble of sanity had burst and we were back to '...
by treaclemine
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Farm for the Future BBC2
Replies: 143
Views: 32727

It's apparently only available on iPlayer for 25 days from original broadcast.

I would certainly like to have a DVD of this for introducing Transition!
by treaclemine
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Books, Magazines & Film
Topic: A Farm for the Future
Replies: 8
Views: 3308

Did anyone watch this with a Peak Oil 'newbie'?

(Available on iPlayer until mid-March 2009). http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00hs8zp "Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. "With her father close to reti...
by treaclemine
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: London & The South East
Topic: London groups
Replies: 8
Views: 10988

Depending upon your exact location, there's a number of interesting Transition-related groups: http://www.organiclea.org.uk/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dial_House and this is a map of groups which have contacted the Transition Network to say that they are mulling it over: http://maps.google.co.uk/...