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PacificEdge | December 1, 2015

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The Community Food Movement: Can Silicon Valley reinvent the fair food movement?

November 29, 2015 |

There is agreement that we need to build a cohesive commuity food movement in Australia, but how do we go about it? And can Silicon Valley lend us a few ideas to get started?Read More

In Adelaide, a small urban farm links entrepreneurship with good food

November 14, 2015 |

With around nine city farms already on the ground or in planning around Australia, it appears city farming’s time is now.

In Adelaide, one of their number, Wagtail Urban Farm, is showing that small can certainly be bountiful…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Soft, squishy and sweet

November 7, 2015 | 4

How a soft, two week old piece of fruit reminded us how we can eat well from our regional food supply…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Are we looking in the right place to build markets in fair food?

November 1, 2015 |

In promoting fair food in Austalia much of the focus has been on the farmer. But do farmers have the economic clout to truly change the food system or should fair food advocates look at where money is spent on food to encourage change?…Read More

Memorial meeting says farewell to Left leader

October 25, 2015 |

A FINE, mild Saturday afternoon in October 2015 was a suitable day to remember the late John Percy. As 4pm approached, the building at Addison Road Community Centre was almost full and would soon be standing room only…Read More

Kim Stanley Robinson: Our post-capitalist future

October 21, 2015 |

Economic systems, like everything else, evolve. So, what lies beyond capitalism?

For speculative science fiction writer, Kim Stanley Robinson, traces of our post-capitalist future are already visible in the present…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Save your own, says Jane

October 20, 2015 |

All the way from Sydney’s Inner West Seedsavers she came, all the way to the Randwick Sustainability Hub to lead a workshop in saving seeds.

For those gathered there in the classroom on the edge of the green, the afternoon with Jane Mowbray was one of seed pods, winnowing an gemination testing…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Review: Fair Food – the Documentary

October 18, 2015 | 2

It is difficult to write a review of a film the content of which you agree with but the production of which you think could have been a little better done.

So it was for me when I came to write this review of the film, Fair Food — the Documentary…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Time to treat food security as national security

October 18, 2015 |

Our food security should be regarded as part of our national security and included in planning around that…Read More

Living Smart: a new batch of teachers

October 13, 2015 |

A new batch of Living Smart teachers has graduated from a train-the-trainer course at radnwiuck Sustainability Hub…Read More

The OM1 — a photographic tool for the mountain walker

October 5, 2015 |

Twice now, Olympus has solved the camera weight and bulk issue for bushwalking photographers…Read More

Will a new educational centre diversify or increase competition in sustainability education?

October 2, 2015 | 1

The arrival of a questionnaire about how much the proposed Sydney City Farm should charge for its workshops raises the question of competition in community education and of local government’s role in offering it…Read More

Permaculture publishing: New edition supported by coffee-led publishing

October 2, 2015 |

Coffee and publishing seem a strange combination. But not when it comes to The Tropical Permaculture Handbook…Read More

Workshop introduces renovating the permaculture way

October 1, 2015 |

Using permaculture principles as a guide to home renovation was the theme of a community workshop at Randwick Sustainability Hub…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Sydney Environment Institute’s seminar explores movement’s needs

September 26, 2015 |

The Community Food Movement: In linking the academic discussion around community food systems, a Sydney Environment Institute seminar highlights the need to evaluate what we do and for communication to bring together a fractured movement…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Seminar highlights disconnect between local government & food security

September 26, 2015 |

The Community Food Movement: What is the role of local government in providing food security? A Sydney University seminar highlights the disconnect between local government, food secutity and food sovereignty…Read More

If a monkey takes a photograph, does it own the copyright?

September 25, 2015 |

Can a monkey own copyright to a photo it made? That’s the claim of animal rights lobby PETA which wants to manage funds coming from licencing the image for itself…Read More

PIP-ping along nicely — another edition of the magazine is in your mailbox

September 23, 2015 |

I opened a large envenope the other day and out slid the latest edition of Pip magazine. Now with four editions behind it, Australia’s only permaculture print magazine is becomning a stayer…Read More

Permaculture course too expensive? Let’s add up the real costs

September 23, 2015 | 2

Do educators offering permaculture design courses overcharge or do those who say so miss the hidden costs? Read More

The Community Food Movement: Food security — whose responsibility?

September 20, 2015 |

A recent article by farmer, Tammi Jonas on the website of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance raises issues about our dual food system…Read More

The Community Food Movement: The birth of AFSA

September 12, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT— In late 2010 in response to a federal government proposal for a national food plan, a new organisation came into being to redirect government bias towards big agribusiness…Read More

The Community Food Movement: The coming of the advocates

September 6, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT — the arrival of food advocacy organisations signifies that food in Australia is now an economic and political issue.Read More

The Community Food Movement: The social precursors

September 6, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT — It is to earlier social movements that we look for the origins of today’s community food movement.Read More

Liberation Permaculture: a response to Nicole Vosper and Graham Burnett

August 28, 2015 |

This is a response to an article about what Nicole Vosper and Graham Burnett call ‘Liberation Permaculture’ in their article on the UK Permaculture magazine website…Read More

John Percy — a final farewell

August 26, 2015 |

We said goodbye to John yesterday afternoon. Around 100 gathered in the restored Art Deco ambience of a room in Erskineville Town Hall to hear reflections on John Percy’s life from his family and from those who had worked with him… Read More

Cruelty allegations and supply cancellations highlight practices on supposedly sustainable farms

August 20, 2015 |

The adventure sports corporation Patagonia’s dropping wool sourcing arrangements with Argentine farmers over alleged cruelty signals that farmers need to reconsider their farming operations when seeking new markets…Read More