Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
Sourdough recipe used in the workshop 17th March, taken from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: http://www.channel4.com/4food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/...
The baker at River Cottage wrote this book with a similar but slightly more developed sourdough method, which I suspect Hugh tweaked http://www.rivercottage.net/users/River%20Cottage%20Bread%20Handbook/
It's well-worth looking at for straightforward instructions and bready recipes.
I've never been sure why but the Transtion Buxton website has always been a target for spammers (or at least, it has for all the time I've been working on it)
I spend most of my days working with websites now, from personal blogs to public facing sites for international companies and this site gets more malicious attacks than all of them put together. For example, today has seen 77 fake user signups (yesterday saw 91) - most of these are stopped by the CAPTCHA (squigly images that you have to enter to prove that you are human) but even these can be got past by spammers.
Short tour of a Peak District farm which uses its own wind turbine and ground source heat pump for more sustainable energy, as well as rain water harvesting to save water. The farm owner gives his own account of the realities of renewable energy on a small scale. Informative and myth-busting in a beautiful setting in the Peak District, England.
EDIT : All sorted now!
After a routine update of the website internals a strange issue has cropped up meaning that the nice links that the system uses are broken. I've had to change it to the default (ugly) link system until I can sort it. So:
Found this very thorough article while scanning the internet.
A wonderful bit of calculator magic to discover that the webservers she looks after use 5.9 Watt hours of electricity for every 1MB of data downloaded.
Meaning that "you could drive about 2 miles (in an electric car) on the energy required to download and deliver a music album, or do the tea round for 12 people"
About a year ago, Cath suggested to the Energy group that they might be interested in making a wind turbine out of an old bicycle wheel - so it's all her fault. The article that started it all is in the Permaculture magazine that came out in Spring 2010 - issue number 63, pages 8 to 11.