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Foraging for Wild Food

Food for Free: How to fill your larder from foraging, by Daniel Butler.


When the first humans arrived in Britain some 7,000 years ago they were hunter-gatherers. For the next four millennia our ancestors lived almost entirely on the natural produce of our woods, pastures, rivers…

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Makers Lane: The perfect middle-men

A conversation with Clare Gilligan, co-founder of Australia-based Makers Lane.

Ferrer Dining Chair by Tim Noone, furniture design, Roselands, NSW.

In a world full of indiscriminate consumption, mass-production and throw-away culture, there is, thankfully a tide-turn of considered purchasing and a quest for authenticity and truth, where discerning consumers eschew the ‘cheap &…

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Skinflint: vintage reclaimed lighting

A conversation with Sophie Miller, co-founder of Skinflint.

Airfield landing lights. Circa 1940.

In this transient world of throw-away culture, encouraged and perpetuated by planned obsolescence, the word ‘skinflint’ should be celebrated as a notion of saving and conserving resources. Thankfully, there is a tide-turn in…

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Self-sufficiency, by Daniel Butler

Daniel Butler, author of Urban Dreams, Rural Realities, provides a brief insight into self-sufficiency in Wales.


There is an intrinsic romance about farming. Perhaps it’s a long-lost urge to follow in the footsteps of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, but most people love the idea of producing their own food. This…

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