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PacificEdge | July 31, 2016

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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

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 |

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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