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    Waste treatment for tented camping

    Trick is to throw a good shovelful of woodchip in once a week, as well as the shavings that folks put in when they use it, that way you keep it aerobic and no smells. Managed properly a compost toilet is much more pleasant than a chemical toilet. When it's half full just swap for an empty bin...
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    Waste treatment for tented camping

    We have a compost toilet, you are perched above a 240 litre wheely bin into which you throw sawdust after use. If going high end you may want something smarter, but you can build these to be as swish as you like and people like quirky to an extent.
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    Which ex Minister is accused of rape?

    Nah, got closer each time though, almost got to 4% last time I stood.
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    Which ex Minister is accused of rape?

    Well if it's South East then my MP is in the frame. And he has previous for iffy stuff on his computer. And he supports Reading. And he beat me in 3 parliamentary elections. Guilty then.
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    Churches and farming

    Absolutely. I was quite careful to refer to 'food markets' rather than 'farmers markets'. I founded our villages farmers market 21 yrs ago and have charted their ups and downs since. Farmers markets in their truest form are now at saturation point, there's only so many primary producers able to...
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    Churches and farming

    Not especially, just trying to shock the thread back on track. The OP was about food not religion, hence it was posted in Agricultural Matters rather than Off Topic. If there was a thread about religion in Off Topic I wouldn't dream of posting blasphemy.
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    Churches and farming

    I have found a couple of examples of where a church is hosting a food market, there will be others. I see no reason why a church can't be a place of business for 3 hrs a week and a place of worship the other 165 hrs. This thread has provided plenty of evidence that their days as a place of...
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    Churches and farming

    Jesus Christ. You lot can't half moan. Anyone got any thoughts on whether the suggestion in the OP would be relevant to their parish church ? Or, heaven forbid, anyone actually tempted to give it a go ?
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    Churches and farming

    If a weekly food market had a dozen stalls each paying £10 pitch fee that's £6k/yr in the coffers. What are the main barriers, the pews ? Vehicle access ? How does it compare to other markets, do you think there is any resistance by traditionalists to shopping there as it's a church ?
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    Tesco wtf?

    Shopping at supermarkets wtf
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    b100 biodiesel

    Olleco (part of ABP) seem to be leaders in the field, have seen them collecting from pubs we used to get our oil from.
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    National Food Strategy P1

    Just sent the main man this: Dear Mr Dimbleby Having read the summary to Part 1, I have been giving some thought as to why you are floundering. I found the answer in your ‘what we have read’ section on your website. Too many experts. You wont learn anything from an expert. You should be reading...
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    Churches and farming

    neighbours would be quiet. yep we did Ely a few years ago, will suggest those others for future trips. As you say there's so many churches built on the back of wool, which I think adds to the argument that they should be rekindling their connection with agriculture in a way that meets the...
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    Churches and farming

    Which, I guess, is the crux of it. I don't know how true this is, but someone told me that in many churches the pews weren't there originally but were put in later. Sell the pews off, return a church to its original layout, and you have a fantastic space to utilize.
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    Churches and farming

    It was the temperature in the church that set me thinking. When we parked up at Mildenhall it was 35, when you walked into the church it was like opening the freezer door, you don't get that in a village hall. Over the road there was a busy little street market, sweating in the sun, fish and...
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    b100 biodiesel

    20 yrs ago it was easy to get hold of the old veg oil, pubs were glad to see it gone. Then, as with all things the Govt got involved and ruined it, they said that normal diesel had to have a % of bio in it, so the waste oil then had a value to the big boys, which worked its way down the supply...
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    b100 biodiesel

    Get yourself a copy of 'From the fryer to the fueltank', written by a couple of american brothers, takes you through the process of turning chip oil into biodiesel. That bird has flown for a variety of reasons but the chemistry is the same for using virgin oil. Don't remind me, drill sparked...
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    Getting Away from Made in China

    My grandfather, like all of his generation around the Potteries, couldn't drink a cup of tea without turning the cup over to check which firm had made it. Do that today and you will find it has been made in some obscure part of China called 'dishwasherproof'.
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    Churches and farming

    When on holiday the OH likes to visit churches, not so much a religious thing more to soak up the architecture and local history. Called at Mildenhall on the way home yesterday to tick another one off the list. Stood in the beautifully cool nave, staring up at the carved wooden angels, I found...

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