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Rus Williams
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I'd like this thread to become a list of European mail order shops, specifically I'm looking for resources for things like tools. The problem with searching, say German or Italian websites, (I'm British, living in the Netherlands) is that it takes so long using Google translate!

My case in point is that I ordered a azada (if you dig, get one of these) from http://www.get-digging.co.uk/ which is an awesome tool and a great shop with a good price but the post price to the Netherlands made it expensive. When it arrived I saw that it was made in Spain. A journey from Spain to the UK to the Netherlands is not exactly the most efficient use of resources.

I have a deep and abiding hatred of poorly made tools and equipment and will cheerfully spend money on quality made kit. Good quality only please!
I won't use Amazon.
I have a strong preference for smaller individual sites rather than large corporations
I like to buy EU made items if at all possible, but this is a preference (Japanese tools are a definite exception to this rule!)

Please add your favourite site to the list and a short description about why it is so excellent
Thanks for your help!
 
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Hi, this is a great idea =)

Here some shops we are using or might be using in the future (most of them are in german though):

Dictum https://www.dictum.com/en/ (german or english) - for high quality tools mainly woodworking, some gardening and other uses

Bunte Kuh http://www.kaesereibedarf.de/ (german only and slightly confusing webpage) - i buy all my cheese cultures here and other supplies

Purux https://www.purux.de/index.php (german only) - they sell chemicals and such, we bought our baking soda, lye for soap making and citric acid

Flaschenland http://www.flaschenland.de/ (german only) - i have not bought anything there yet but they seem to have a lot of different bottles, glasses and many other useful things

Getreidemühlen http://www.getreidemuehlen.de/ (german only) - grain mills, mixer, dehydrator, juicer....

Bienenzuchtbedarf Geller http://bienenzuchtbedarf-geller.de/shop/ (german only) - all sorts of things for beekeeping

Mellifera e.v. http://portal.mellifera.de/portal/portal.shop/index.html (german only) - bio dynamic beekeeping, they are about to launch a shop but until now there are only some links to other sites

Zicc Shop http://shop.zicc.eu/ (several languages) - storage boxes, containers

pure and green http://www.pureandgreen.at/ (german only)- household items made from sustainable materials

Homesteader supplies https://www.homesteadersupply.com/ (english)- as the name says: homesteading supplies =) i never ordered from this site, just thought it look like they have nice things

Nahrungsmittel selbermachen http://www.nahrungsmittel-selbermachen.de/ (german only) - supplies for everything from cheese to wine making


Now for ordering plants and seeds (mostly organic and german):

Manfred Hans Raritäten http://www.raritätengärtnereimanfredhans.de - he has a lot of rare and special plants for the european climate, trees, shrubs... very happy so far

Blumenschule http://blumenschule.de/ - lots of plants

Kräuter- und Wildpflanzen-Gärtnerei Strickler http://www.gaertnerei-strickler.de/ - focus on natural gardening and "wild"/native plants

Zitronenlust http://www.zitronenlust.de/pflanzenkaufen/index.php - lots of citrus and other mediteranien and exotic trees

Hof Berggarten http://www.hof-berggarten.de/ - seeds, plants, shrubs, herbs...

Magic garden seeds http://www.magicgardenseeds.com/ ( german and english) - heirloom verggie seeds, rare seeds, herb seeds, ethnobotanical seeds

Eggert Baumschule http://www.eggert-baumschulen.de/ - shrubs and trees, lot of natives and wild fruit

Dreschflegel http://dreschflegel-saatgut.de/ - lot of seeds for all sorts of veggies

Biogartenversand http://biogartenversand.de/ - seeds, plants and gardening tools

Bingenheimer Saatgut http://bingenheimersaatgut.de/ (several languages) - veggie seeds and bulbs

Kräuterei https://kraeuterei.de/ - herb nursery

Lichtenborner Kräuter http://lichtenborner-kraeuter.de/ - herb nursery

Zauberstaude http://zauberstaude.de/shop-Zauberstaude.html - lots of potted plants


Now for books:

Öko Buch https://www.oekobuch.de (german)

Bookdepository http://www.bookdepository.com/ (several languages)

Chelsea Green http://www.chelseagreen.com/ (english)

Buch 7 https://www.buch7.de/ - 75% of the profits go to social projects (german)

Permanent Publications http://permanentpublications.co.uk/ - Permaculture books (english)

Green Shopping http://www.green-shopping.co.uk/ (english) - books, gardening supplies, tools, outdoor living

And a bit out of context http://www.pfaf.org this is an amazing database about all sorts of plants, they also published some books you can buy over their webpage.

ups, it got a bit out of hand =) hope some of these links are usefull to someone.



 
Rus Williams
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Wow Kathearina,

That is an awesome bunch of links and information. Thank you so much for this!
 
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Wow! greta list, we could use this thread not only for creating a european resource to share but even to translate sites for orders, I'm in Italy and can help for some stuff for sure.
Can we even share online sites for seeds?
I'm going to have to order next year starting to take action on seeding etc. where do you buy? or do you find everything local?
 
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when i was travelling through northern europe i came across this small company that make exceptionals tools for woodcraft (sorry for my english) all handmade. i've had the chance to use some of them and i have to say they are unique.
here is the website which explains it much better than i do:
neemantools.com
 
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Thanks for the link Thesea unfortunetly I dont think I could ever afford over 1000€ for a knife however wonderful it looks
Although those axes look better value I have fallen for the finish splitting axe http://www.neemantools.com/en/gallery/photos/axes/finnish-splitting-axe-heavy-duty some bit of great kit

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For Seeds in France I use these guys http://germinance.com/

Great value

David
 
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Brilliant thread!!

For seeds in the netherlands I use http://m.bolster.nl/
They're biodynamic.

There is also the important event Reclaim the Seeds, a seed swapping event that happens once a year in February and brings like minded people and networks together from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. http://reclaimtheseeds.nl/
 
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David Livingston wrote:Thanks for the link Thesea unfortunetly I dont think I could ever afford over 1000€ for a knife however wonderful it looks
Although those axes look better value I have fallen for the finish splitting axe http://www.neemantools.com/en/gallery/photos/axes/finnish-splitting-axe-heavy-duty some bit of great kit

David


These look very nice indeed! I've been looking into Gransfors Bruks as my friend has a hatchet from them. Still handforged, with awesome edge holding properties, and a lovely piece of craftsmanship. The splitting maul (while still expensive) comes in at only 120 euro or so which is much less than the neeman tools.

This is giving me another idea for a thread, the best tool for the price. What do you think?
 
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Intetresting company gransford brucks . I looked at their web site . Unfortunetly they dont sell on line I would have to go to Paris ....... which means lots of money not sure if the other company may be cheaper
Yes a thread on best tool for price ( in europe ) could be good


David
 
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I like the tools sold by Dieter Schmid at fine tools.
 
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David Livingston wrote:Intetresting company gransford brucks . I looked at their web site . Unfortunetly they dont sell on line I would have to go to Paris ....... which means lots of money not sure if the other company may be cheaper
Yes a thread on best tool for price ( in europe ) could be good


David


You can buy gransfors brucks through other online retailers though. There is the green shopping catalogue and also Ray Mears website if you don't mind buying from the UK.
 
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wow the ray mears web site had these http://www.raymears.com/Bushcraft_Product/427-Julius-Pettersson-Hand-Forged-Knife-Blade/

Now thats what I call a bargin

David
 
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This small Dutch business makes a hand cranked oil expeller and a nutcracker.
The site is in Dutch French Spanish and English and he ships all over the world.
The prices seem very reasonable and I particularly liked the performance page where it's possible to see how much oil you'll get per hour from a given nut or seed.
The website is https://www.piteba.com/index.html
 
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https://www.foodforests.eu/pages/about-our-plants-seeds
Interesting food forest stuff and quite cheap
 
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This is a long shot but my husband is trying to find a gun magazine for a Browning Acera dual.

We've found a German site that sells exactly what he wants but although he's registered on the site and gone through all the stuff you have to do, the "Add it to your basket" link doesn't work.

http://www.frankonia.de/0/86533/productdetail.html?navCategoryId=62224&articleNumber=133471&lmEntry0=Affiliate&lmEntry1=Affilinet&lmEntry2=Feed_G&lmEntry3=Jagd#

I've spent hours going through the site, translating and clicking all the buttons.  

Are there any German speakers who can help me know how to buy this article ?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Tried on Firefox with no luck, but worked on Chrome.
Go figure...
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Thanks for your quick reply André.

Chrome worked, merci !

I then filled in all the boxes and was told at the end that I needed to go to their French site - where the magazine isn't available. I knew that.

Finally, after trying all sorts of things, I'm still going round in circles. It seems that the only way to buy this item is to be in one of the countries where they allow it to be sold or sent to.

Thanks for trying, I appreciate it.

Irene 
 
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