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  Topic: Where recycling pays
cab

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 11 10:52 pm   Subject: Where recycling pays
"Having no incentive to reduce waste is poisonous to your aims. We have a separate, visible fee that is intentionally not embedded within a local tax."


http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/ ...
  Topic: Air pollution images
cab

Replies: 1
Views: 2947
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 11 9:48 am   Subject: Air pollution images
For anyone interested:

http://tinyurl.com/64bkmb2
  Topic: Libyan crisis, rising oil price, and over-due realism
cab

Replies: 116
Views: 50191
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 11 8:44 am   Subject: Libyan crisis, rising oil price, and over-due realism
Faffing about with speed limits is worthwile, but its playing about at the edges. The fundamental problem is that we've made transit by anything other than the private car absurdly difficult, we've pu ...
  Topic: Libyan crisis, rising oil price, and over-due realism
cab

Replies: 116
Views: 50191
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 11 8:26 am   Subject: Libyan crisis, rising oil price, and over-due realism
Speed limits aren't so widely ignored (was it over 90% of motorists when surveyed admitted regularly breaking them?) that you can't effectively do much to change behaviour without improving enforcemen ...
  Topic: Mead Yeast
cab

Replies: 6
Views: 5670
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 11 7:57 am   Subject: Mead Yeast
I use champagne yeast for mead. Gives a mead with a cleaner taste, and it matures well in the bottle.
  Topic: Libyan crisis, rising oil price, and over-due realism
cab

Replies: 116
Views: 50191
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 9:21 am   Subject: Libyan crisis, rising oil price, and over-due realism
It appears that the green groups brought in to vet new policy directions think very, very little of the governments plans...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/13/greenpeace-attacks-gov ...
  Topic: Woodland plants - identification please!
cab

Replies: 54
Views: 28755
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:58 am   Subject: Woodland plants - identification please!
that pale shiny green does look like newly sprouted ground elder but the bobbly bits for me make it a definite dogs mercury id.
cab- the bobbly bits - paler greenish yellow -are clearest on the ...
  Topic: Woodland plants - identification please!
cab

Replies: 54
Views: 28755
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:55 am   Subject: Woodland plants - identification please!
Bobbly bits?

It'd be easy enough to be sure though, the two smell rather different, and in hand they're not at all confusing.
  Topic: Woodland plants - identification please!
cab

Replies: 54
Views: 28755
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:42 am   Subject: Woodland plants - identification please!
Could be a fine example of me wandering up to a patch of tasty plants with an expectant look on my face, only to be disappointed. Only happens once or twice on every forage

Dunno though, look ...
  Topic: Fruit I D Please ?
cab

Replies: 19
Views: 7814
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:41 am   Subject: Fruit I D Please ?
Very small and very red for chequers. If you get a chance, wander around Oxford botanical gardens at some point, they've got some very fine examples of chequers.
  Topic: Foraging without damaging
cab

Replies: 1
Views: 2070
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:29 am   Subject: Foraging without damaging
This is a discussion we've had here in the Foraging section a few times.

Its important to forage responsibly. Do no harm. The huge increase in foraging for sale and for the restaurant trade is putt ...
  Topic: Woodland plants - identification please!
cab

Replies: 54
Views: 28755
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 11 8:22 am   Subject: Woodland plants - identification please!
Probably cow parsley, but it would be foolish to try to identify such a thing from a picture alone.

And the bottom one looks quite like ground elder from where I'm sitting.

The top one has been ...
  Topic: Anyone grown Mitsuba
cab

Replies: 7
Views: 2649
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 11 3:50 pm   Subject: Anyone grown Mitsuba
I only grew mitsuba once, and it was no more affected by snails and slugs than ordinary parsley, i.e. they more or less left it alone. I didn't grow it again though because I didn't really like it.
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  Topic: Silver Birch
cab

Replies: 14
Views: 6968
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 11 2:17 pm   Subject: Silver Birch
Try a little birch sap instead of water with whisky. Surprisingly good.
  Topic: Silver Birch
cab

Replies: 14
Views: 6968
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 11 11:44 am   Subject: Silver Birch
I'm glad I've made birch sap wine. One day I'll do it again. It isn't so amazing that I feel an urge to do it often though.
 
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