Would you buy?

A chance to meet up with friends and have a chat - a general space with the freedom to talk about anything.

good idea?

Yes
3
25%
No
0
No votes
maybe but don't take my word for it
4
33%
Yes but get some help from somewhere
3
25%
I don't know I only came here to seek advice for my marrows
2
17%
What you on about it is only a website and you should keep as the hobby that it is, that all we want.
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

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Post: # 3586Post greenbean »

Andy Hamilton wrote: I really do think that we shouldn't have the right to protest, but I think we also overlook other rights.
I hope you've made a typo here. Did you mean 'should'? I hope so. :shock:

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Post: # 3587Post Andy Hamilton »

What a mother of a typo, yep I meant should :oops:
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Post: # 3594Post ina »

I agree with Andy - it's the rioters who go to these events just for the rioting I can't stand. Otherwise, let the demonstrations be as disruptive as they can, of course nobody will take notice if they aren't - but they should be disruptive to the event, not necessarily to the folk who happen to live in the area, who are after all only "innocent bystanders". And violence I can't condone at all, whether against people or things.

I must admit I haven't been to any protests for ages. I try to do "my bit" by acting in what I see as the right way, and talking about why I do as I do without preaching - that can turn people off rather than on! Since I've started my current job, I've introduced fair trade organic coffee and tea in the staff room, there's a compost bin, and I collect all the recycables... Everybody has their own way of doing it, and for me it's the small things in life like these, where I (occasionally) get a sense of achievement. A drop in the ocean, I know.

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Post: # 3595Post shiney »

I have never been on a protest, but I am not keen on crowds!

Ina, we all think that what we are doing is a drop in the ocean, but there's quite a lot of us doing it and more than ever. I truly think that the tide is starting to turn.

Just today, we went to our local recycling centre and it was jumping! We can even buy extra compost there. (We needed some to have a go at piling up the spuds) It always makes me feel happy to see so many people in our area taking their rubbish to recycle.
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funny how we're scared of "the anarchists" and yet self sufficiency and DIY culture is central to a lot of anarchist thinking

I've met the enemy, and it is us !

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Post: # 3631Post Guest »

funny how we're scared of "the anarchists" and yet self sufficiency and DIY culture is central to a lot of anarchist thinking

I've met the enemy, and it is us !

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Post: # 3633Post Guest »

Sorry about the double post. The server gives an error message when posting, and one quick refresh later and its double posts all around.

anyway, just to say that the media description of an anarchist is terribly distorted (as many of you may know).

One of the most famous anarchists was the russian Peter Kropotkin who believed that cooperation rather than competition was the means to improving the human condition - what a terrible subversive !

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Post: # 4689Post IrishAbroad »

Definately a good idea.

The public in general need to be reeducated. We have become a supermarket society. In the UK it's unusual to grow your own. But when I moved to France I found it was unusual not to.

People should stop paving decking their gardens at put (at least part) of then to some use other than somewhere to sit and eat overpriced limp chemical impregnated, prewashed, plastic bagged, T***o salad. There my tuppence worth!

There are plenty of gardening mags which touch on "food from your garden" but there is definately a need for something more specialised. And as long as the paper is eco friendly it will make good mulch afterwards.

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Post: # 4690Post IrishAbroad »

Oh, and if you need any help let me know!!

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Post: # 4729Post Chickenlady »

How about offering a column to an established magazine such as Kitchen Gardener to get a bit of experience and make some contacts?

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Post: # 4981Post 2steps »

I think it's a great idea, good luck

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