I have recently discovered that Make: magazine (American) also has related podcasts and I expect that some folk on here will enjoy them! Make magazine provides instructions and suggestions for workshop projects completed at home by enthusiasts and they also have a regular 'Makerfaire' meeting...
There's a talk that might be of interest coming up in the Autumn, at the V&A. It's called "Inspired by nature: the art of botany" and is about the way in which plants have inspired art and culture - ie it's not bushcraft but might be of general interest.
The talk, really a debate, is part of...
The Social Life of Plants - ethnobotany open day
Kew Gardens, Saturday 7 March 2009
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is hosting an open day to showcase current research
and practice in ethnobotany. There will be about 20 displays on topics including wild foods
and medicines in the British...
Heh, going through emails (have been away) and found this from a few days ago
This one's for the ladies... ;)
This sounds like a bad idea to me :D
Are You The Female Bear Grylls?: North One Television
North One Television (www.northonetv.com) are pitching documentaries to...
This was sent to me today via a mailing list I'm on... thought someone might be interested.
Do you think you have what it takes to make the next Planet Earth?
BBC One is looking for nine people to take part in the experience of a lifetime.
Encountering extraordinary animals in amazing...
Yesterday was just gorgeous wasn't it! Lovely shots Red :)
I and a few friends went to Wakehurst Place (Kew's "country garden") and had what was
probably quite a 'short' walk (but we took ages over it) around the woodland and gardens,
ooohing and aaahing over every new thing we came...
Obviously by the time I've started typing this the segment has ended, but it involved collecting hawthorn berries and some other berries, various mushrooms and whatnot in a woodland and hedgerow, with one of the presenters from Countryfile. As far as I'm aware this programme is often available...
It's possible to listen again, but only if you're prepared to sign up with name and phone
number and all that nonsense :)
Personally I'm against unnecessary form filling so shan't sign up, but here's the link for
those with more patience...
Kew Books have knocked a few quid off their 2002 CD-ROM on poisonous plants and it's
now £15.99 if bought directly from their website, at
There's a review from someone working in an emergency department (they comment that
it's more of a...
Well I can't for the life of me work out how I worked out, so to speak, the cunning
calculations that led me to realise that the BBC would be out of pocket if we all
wrote to them so I will withdraw my ignorant maths for now.
However 'Walkabout' got comfortably over 2 million viewers and...
Haha no, I seem to remember I actually calculated something more like £3,000 so I'm
not sure where I plucked (well, mis-plucked £2,000) from. It was a while ago and was
based on a teeny percentage of the sizeable (millions) chunk of viewers they got for
Wild Food. Mind you, that's only if you...
That's a cool thing to have learned! The only alternative - actually a bit unworkable - that I
could think of would be to tip them out onto the floor at speed so that the round things
would roll further than the non-round things and thus separate themselves.
But then you'd have to go and...
Goodness you're right - my maths was much better in the old days ;-)
I am trying to work out what I meant there haha!! I remember working it out before based
on some back-of-an-envelope calculations. Clearly my envelopes are failing me.
Though I'd rather the BBC didn't spend even twenty...
I wonder why the incidental music is a particular problem... after all the BBC use such
music in many programmes and as far as I understand there's a mechanism in place
whereby a payment is made for each piece used. I might be wrong of course!
Having seen Ray's programmes 'live' on the TV...
More out of curiosity than ideology I've let myself be persuaded, quite cheerfully as it
happens, into something called "Eat The Change" which involves giving plastic packaging
a swerve and trying to hoover up local / organic produce.
It is something that is happening within the two weeks...
I try... a bit :)
I'm taking part in this "Eat the change" next week, largely because a friend invited me
rather than from any particular enthusiasm for the ideology. This will involve me avoiding
plastic where possible (for me, this is not easy!) and again, where possible, buying only...
Herbaria@home (herbarium at home) is a venture from the Manchester Herbarium (I
think) which allows computer users to contribute to the digitisation process of the million
or so herbarium specimens in their collection and the collections of other UK herbaria
(eg Birmingham and Aberystwyth -...