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by catalyst
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How do you set up a coperative?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: How do you set up a coperative?

ooops, i accidently deleted a database that the catalyst website was using, so have completely rebuilt the site last week.
so that link i posted doesnt work.

http://www.catalystcollective.co.uk works though
by catalyst
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: How do you set up a coperative?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: How do you set up a coperative?

if you are setting up a workers coop then you can do it yourself, using the rules available on catalyst's website. i designed these, so if you want any help modifying them just ask. (email) m co. house only charge 20 quid - while coop development orgs might charge you 100s. but it would definitely b...
by catalyst
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: compost toilets
Replies: 31
Views: 10490

Re: compost toilets

hi
sounds good. what pic?
andy
by catalyst
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: tree pledge
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: tree pledge

just a quick update - we got 38 pledgees, but are going ahead to make it up to 1000 euros from our business pure portugal ltd.
we are talking to local councils and schools, and will be planting in various public places and commons in jan/feb 2009.
by catalyst
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Can you ski and be green?
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Can you ski and be green?

central portugal has skiing in the winter.
but to get there i think you'd need to drive from your accommodation - you can get here by train though.
by catalyst
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: compost toilets
Replies: 31
Views: 10490

Re: compost toilets

just came across this old post while googling!

we have finally gotten round to making a seperate site re compost loos:

http://www.composttoilet.org.uk

and lots more pics on there - it looks very nice now the moonflowers have grown....
by catalyst
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: compost toilets
Replies: 0
Views: 873

compost toilets

my new website: http://www.composttoilet.org.uk we get loads of enquiries about composting humanure, so I have made this to save myself having to answer the same questions all the time... i remember that others here have compost loos, so perhaps some of you would like to sign up and post some photos...
by catalyst
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: tree pledge
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

tree pledge

i haven't been here for ages - too busy with our websites and garden to come to forums! but, I am seeking support for our tree planting pledge: http://www.pledgebank.com/ecoliving i realise this isnt directly relevant to most of you, but i figure treeplanting is close to most of our hearts! so, perh...
by catalyst
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Links, links and more links
Topic: dismantle civilisation
Replies: 1
Views: 988

dismantle civilisation

things are far worse than many of us imagine - this website tells it like it is, reports the unravelling of industrial civilisation, and makes suggestions about how we could/should live... more in touch with nature, our surroundings, each other and perhaps above all our food supply! http://www.endga...
by catalyst
Fri Nov 23, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: online courses
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

online courses

anyone got any experience of online courses for self-suff stuff:

i'm considering doing this - well, not all of it, too expensive.

http://www.acs.edu.au/courses/product.aspx?id=420

and wondered if anyone knew of it, or other ones?
by catalyst
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Quinces
Replies: 18
Views: 5619

quince is very high in pectin - so great to add a little to any jam to help it set.
we have quite a few trees here.
its also good boiled up with apples and pears, gives a lemony taste. but a bit strong for our taste on its own.
by catalyst
Tue Nov 20, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Fluoride
Replies: 20
Views: 6056

sodium flouride is an incredibly toxic susbstance, produced as waste in the aluminium, car and pesticide industries. the idea of selling this wate product, rather than paying to have it diposed of, was a great idea for those industries, but not so good for us... it was first put in water by hitlers ...
by catalyst
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Communal kitchens to reduce carbon footprint?
Replies: 22
Views: 6035

our kitchen is kinda communal. there are always a number of people here, and people mysteriously appear at dinner time. i tend to do the cooking, and have quite a reputation now for good home produced food, mainly from the garden. recently we have had wwoofers staying who could and liked to cook - s...
by catalyst
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: LILI's January Courses
Replies: 0
Views: 1262

LILI's January Courses

Residential Weekend Course: low impact smallholding Location: Low-impact Living Initiative, Redfield Community, Buckinghamshire Date: Jan 11-13 2008 Cost: high-waged £190 / waged £160 / unwaged £130 All food and accommodation included - plus free beers, wine, tea and biscuits! For more details, s...
by catalyst
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Tough Times Ahead
Replies: 11
Views: 3046

Super.Niki wrote:geesh... doesn't sound too good for you guys over the other side of the planet... hope it sorts it's self out soon. :?



not just on the other side of the world - grain prices are going up everywhere. we are all in for a hell of a ride, but should be a bit easier for those of us growing some food.