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“Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.” ― Jean Vanier When we think of close knit communities that helped each other out and looked after one another, we tend to think of the past, such as the communities who flourished during the second world war, but this is certainly not the case when it comes to the Daisy Dell Action Group in Bolton Lancashire who are a close knit but open and friendly group made...read more
We feel really privileged to present this great guest post from Simon Fairlie of the great Land Magazine. The Land Magazine essential reading on a range of issues including land rights, food production and covers local as well international issues plus loads more. Subscribe here. A Short History of Enclosure in Britain Simon Fairlie describes how the progressive enclosure of commons over several centuries has deprived most of the British people of access to agricultural land. The historical process bears little relationship to the...read more
Reprinted from the Rio+ 20 Portal. The following is a brief overview of the need for a commons followed by links to the full book on the subject, essential reading for all those concerned with new models of structuring resource allocation. Commons, a Model for the Future Over the course of history, societies have developed specific ways to manage natural resources collectively, so as to ensure their prosperity and continuity. This most often took place on a local scale. These are the “commons”. In some cases, resources were managed as...read more