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Post by John Cossham on 17th January 2010, 12:51 am

Hi folks, I was invited to join this as I am a very keen advocate of green living and have many years experience of living a low carbon lifestyle.
I work as an entertainer 'Professor Fiddlesticks' and travel by public transport or bike + trailer, and do festivals, fetes, schools and mainly kids parties. Fun, provides a small ethical income.
My passion is composting... I do a lot of it, and am responsible for initiating York Rotters, a Master Composter scheme.
I collect materials from a greengrocers and have over 30 compost systems in my garden. I'm happy to answer ANY composting queries (and do so on facebook on Organic Gardening 101's discussion 'Any Composting Questions answered here', well worth a read!)
I heat the house with two smokefree logstoves (Clearview) and use these to heat water and dry fruit.
I'm keen on measuring my carbon footprint and like what's on offer at http://www.thecarbonaccount.com/
My ActOnCO2 footprint works out as about a twelfth of the UK average and my Carbon Account stats are there for anybody to see.
I do a lot of voluntary work, currently involved with York in Transition, but also started York Green Festival and North Yorkshire Credit Union, and I did a lot of work within Local Agenda 21 after qualifying as an Environmental Health Officer in the mid 1990s.
I'm trying to be a better gardener but the composting always comes first. I am good at growing edible mushrooms and I'm a good cook, and enjoy finding wild food which includes 15 species of fungi.
My ADHD/Aspergers means I'm all over the place, over enthusiastic, very passionate and driven, take things literally, good at making connections between things (great for sustainability subjects) but don't always behave entirely appropriately!
Looking forward to contributing stuff here.
I write a daily diary at http://lowcarbonlifestyle.blogspot.com/
Yours, John
(and, btw, my life is far from simple, but in some ways it is simpler than full-blown ratrace capitalist nightmare living..)
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 17th January 2010, 9:12 am

Hi John
Welcome to the forum :joker:
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Post by chickenofthewoods on 17th January 2010, 10:01 am

Hi John, welcome aboard. Smile

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Post by Compostwoman on 17th January 2010, 11:13 am

Hurrah ! You joined! hello there John and welcome Very Happy

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Post by MrsNesbitt on 17th January 2010, 12:38 pm

Hi John and welcome aboard! We are not far away from you, we live on tother side of Whitby on the North York Moors.
Great to see you here!

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Post by polgara on 17th January 2010, 1:45 pm

Welcome :flower:
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Post by vwalker99999 on 17th January 2010, 2:52 pm

Howdy-do John....

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Post by Sparhawk on 17th January 2010, 5:13 pm

Hello Compost John,

Enjoy...

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Post by MrsC on 17th January 2010, 5:39 pm

Hi there John and welcome to the forum! :flower: Sounds like a fantastic (and busy) life that you live up there!

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Post by windymiller on 19th January 2010, 8:59 am

Hello, interesting, I look forward to reading your diary.
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