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PacificEdge | October 23, 2016

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APC13: Convergence revisits permaculture courses

October 16, 2016 | 2

APC13 revisits the vexed question of permaculture course structure and content…Read More

Localisation, Transition Towns… good ideas but fundamentally flawed?

October 16, 2016 |

Philosopher and limits to growth advocate, Dr Ted Trainer, critiques a book critical of localisation but admits that there are conceptual problems with localism and Transition Towns thinking…Read More

The Next Big Step for permaculture

October 12, 2016 | 2

At the 2016 Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Perth, Western Australia, a first step towards the Next big Step…Read More

The new economy reborn in Sydney

September 2, 2016 |

August 2016 saw the rebirth of an alternative economics in Sydney with the Building the New Economy conference…Read More

Our permaculture journey in images

August 31, 2016 |

Just like the fruit we eat has its season, so does the Permacultire Calendar. So, here again at this time of year we have a new edition of this perennial of the permaculture world…Read More

Made By Cow — authentically raw?

August 18, 2016 |

Made By Cow is a new milk product arriving on the market at a time when milk and the future of the dairy industry is in the news. The milk uses a new processing technology and claims to be raw. Raw milk advocates questions this, however…Read More

On the food frontline: seminar highlights growing challenge of food insecurity

August 7, 2016 |

Not knowing where next week’s meals are coming from is something fortunately unknown to most if us. But, for a growing number of people its is a real question…Read More

Not a bad brew

August 5, 2016 |

The arrival of a package of coffee from northern NSW reminded me of encountering the beverage where it is grown in the PNG highlands…Read More

The fair food movement: morally superior and elitist?

August 3, 2016 |

Is the fair food movement being inadvertently elitist and morally superior? Does it position its participants above people who do not share its food values? Yes, says Rachel Ankeny, a history professor at the University of Adelaide…Read More

Lloyd Kahn — pioneer, builder, author, inspiration

July 23, 2016 |

Something of a latecomer to skateboarding, Lloyd Khan came early to owner-building, resilient living, writing and publishing…Read More

A mildly hot find

July 21, 2016 |

Chillies are a favourite spice for some of us. Identidying a bush of ripe fruit in the Permaculture Interpretive Garden is helped by a special book…Read More

Farewell and thanks Michael Herr: Despatches — an appreciation

July 9, 2016 |

He wrote several books and consulted on films, but Michael Herr’s best known book is Despatches, a book of his time reporting the war in Vietnam as the seventies drew to an end. His contribution to the New Journalism will be long remmebered…Read More

Sponsors making Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality

July 7, 2016 |

Sponsors now have the opportunity to boost their reputation by making the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality…Read More

Doco explains Brexit ‘leave’ vote and highights danger of media stereotypes

July 5, 2016 |

A documentary discloses reasons why people voted to Brexit Europe and the deficiencies of mainstream media…Read More

The building where it all began

July 3, 2016 |

This is a place of origin for the permaculture design system. A place of beginnings back when permaculture was new…Read More

Organic milk: how shopping became a dilemma

June 10, 2016 |

Going shopping is often a trying experience, especially when it presents you with a dilemma:Read More

Artefact a list of global permaculture organisations of the past

June 9, 2016 |

In the deep dingy recesses of a seldom visited bookshelf, an amazing artefact from permaculture’s hidden past has been uncovered…Read More

The milk wars — it’s not only farmers who are hurting

June 4, 2016 | 2

IT is not only Australia’s dairy farmers who are hurting economically. So are some of those who buy their product. The current milk wars have brought renewed focus on the dilemma of food affordability and food security…Read More

Ghost Boat revives past journalism models

June 2, 2016 |

Internet-enabled collaborative journalism and research reveals much about people smuggling into Europe in the search for the Ghost Boat…Read More

A community that never was

May 29, 2016 |

Questions remain unanswered. Experiments are left undone. So it was with Cooplacurripa… Read More