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PacificEdge | May 27, 2016

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New coalition to press for better food system

May 20, 2016 |

Australia has a new food advocacy organisation with the security of people’s food supply at its core:Read More

A slithering sort of surprise

May 15, 2016 |

THE ORGANIC GARDENING COURSE at Randwick Sustainability Hub might be a little different to some, but this different?

Most organic gardening courses come with wildlife — bugs, bees, lizards, maybe a bird or two. They are included because of their … Read More

A new conflict, a multinational screw-up and, perhaps, a way forward

February 24, 2016 |

Review…
We are now in a state of perpetual conflict. The West and its allies need a strategy and the political will to to enagge in a long-term program, says David Kilcullen…Read More

The Community food movement: communication and cooperation needed

February 20, 2016 | 1

Australia has a community food movement but it could be improrved if it is to thrive, finds a NSW government enquiry into future support for the movment…Read More

Out of the mountains: new zones of conflict

February 20, 2016 |

Out of the mountains and into the sprawling cities of the littoral — that’s where conflict is headed. Actually, it’s already there, as recent events show. Now, here’s the book that makes sense of the changes we see happening and it’s a book for all of us who would understand this strange new world we inhabit…Read More

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

November 29, 2015 | 1

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

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 | 2

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