February 2011 Blog Posts (10)

University College London's Urban Buzz Projects

"UrbanBuzz: Building Sustainable Communities is a 2 year programme that aims to develop new ways of delivering genuinely sustainable forms of development and community in London and the wider Southeast region. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanbuzz/index.php

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Added by Phil Slade on February 27, 2011 at 9:49 — No Comments

Culberry Salads

We have just started picking our salads at Culberry Nursery, all except radish, pea shoots and mixed salads were sown in Sept and planted out in a cold polytunnel. We will be selling these at Farmers markets from 5th March (Steyning Farmers mkt) on Saturdays and from our nursery on Friday afternoons or pre-ordered for Saturdays.

We are about to prepare our outside ground for planting if you want to come along and help and learn about salad growing we are going to have workdays on…


Added by Martin Jarvis on February 20, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Open University ‘Energy Measurements at Home’ course.


You could do this course to add to your OU credits, but even if you don't want to do the course, reading through the course content will be to everyone's advantage.

Added by Phil Slade on February 20, 2011 at 10:53 — No Comments

In Denial - Climate on the Couch, listen again on iPlayer


"Something strange is happening to the climate - the climate of opinion. On the one hand, scientists are forecasting terrible changes to the planet, and to us. On the other, most of us don't seem that bothered, even though the government keeps telling us we ought to be. Even climate…


Added by Phil Slade on February 11, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

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Added by Phil Slade on February 10, 2011 at 21:49 — 1 Comment

Wikileaks gives a boost to peak oil theories UPDATED by Kiran Stacey


Update: I’ll leave the blog below in tact, but really I should point out that the reason the oil price hasn’t moved is that the person quoted in the Wikileaked cable, Sadad al Husseini, is a well-known peak oil theorist who has said this in public many times before.

This morning’s story in the Guardian that US diplomats believed Saudi Arabia to have overstated their oil reserves should ring alarm bells around the energy world.

Every time there is a…


Added by John Dingle on February 10, 2011 at 9:34 — No Comments

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Added by Phil Slade on February 7, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

The market Garden 2

Just a few more photo's from Culberry nursery



Spring 1948 the first season at Culberry Nursery. An 8 acre field on the East side of Dappers Lane. Culberry was the field name on this side of Dappers lane and is thought to go back to Saxon times, possibly the buriel ground of…


Added by Martin Jarvis on February 5, 2011 at 22:47 — No Comments

"Question Everything" blog by George Mobus

..Always a good read, "Question Everything" a blog by George Mobus Question Everything

Added by Phil Slade on February 4, 2011 at 20:28 — No Comments

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