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Uttarakhand, India hit by devastating flash floods June 25, 2013

Chamoli, Uttarakhand (where we ran our first ASF-UK workshop in India in 2008 with our partner SEEDS India) has been hit by devastating flooding. If you have any money to spare please donate towards the flood response fund. Thank you. The text below is from our partner SEEDS India’s website: Heavy and non-stop rainfall has caused irreversible damage in the state of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The worst flood affected districts are Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Pithorgarh in Uttarakhand and Kinnaur…

Sponsor Charlie to cycle from London to Rome for ASF-UK! June 25, 2013

Charlie Palmer, one of our community members, is cycling 2000 miles from London to Rome to raise money for ASF – UK and researching international cycling development. He will be recording his travels, experiences and thoughts along the way so follow him on his blog here and please sponsor him as he has challenged himself with raising £1 for every mile he cycles here. Download poster>>  

A lesson in the wealth of the commons… June 2, 2013

On the 16th March I attended a one day workshop organised by Prof Shelly Sacks from the Social Sculpture Research Unit (http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2013/social-sculpture/) at Oxford Brookes University and run by one of the editors of the new book: The wealth of the Commons: a world beyond a market state, Silke Helfrich. Elinor Ostrom was introduced as one of the most influential writers on the commons for Silke and her own writing. It was a fantastic day and before we departed Silke…

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