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Comfortable mudbrick on the Southern Highlands

July 13, 2003 |

First published 2003 by Russ Grayson.

IT IS WINTER on the Southern Highlands of NSW, a time when the warmth of the sun is weak and the cold south-westerly blows in from the snowfields. Yet, no matter how cold it is outside, to step into the yellow-orange mudbrick glow of this house is to enter an abode of warmth.

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Urban farming may be on way to extinction

July 13, 2003 | 3

First published: September 2003.

IF YOU EAT FRESH FOOD in Sydney, offer your thanks to the 1300 market gardeners who farm the Sydney Basin and supply the city with its fresh produce. And if you live elsewhere in NSW you might thank those farmers as well – a full 90 percent of the state’s perishable produce originates in the agriculturally-favoured Sydney Basin.

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Community supported agriculture has potential study finds

September 1, 2002 | 1

Published by Russ Grayson 2002

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A RESEARCH PROJECT has found that community supported agriculture (CSA) could provide a viable market for city fringe farmers.

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All that remains… ghosts of former times at Bonnie Vale

August 27, 2002 | 3

Story & photographs: Russ Grayson 2002

A fibro shack typical in construction of those at Bonnie Vale.

A fibro shack typical in construction of those at Bonnie Vale.

AT FIRST, I thought the two women were just day trippers, people out to enjoy the early Spring sunshine. They stood close together, looking at the fibro shack with its galvanised iron roof that was still in good condition after all these years, and talked quietly in the stop-and-start fashion of people comfortable with each other.

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Just a minor incident

July 20, 2002 |

Tasmania, the late 1970s.

UP AND UP. Through a dark, wet forest of towering trees. Along a rough track that never saw the work of a maintenance gang. Squishing through muddy patches, slowing as we climb the steeper sections. All familiar stuff to mountain walkers.

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Four ways of reading the land

August 26, 1998 |

Story & photographs: Russ Grayson 1998

An ability to read the landscape is a critical skill for landscape designers, farmers and other landusers.

David Holmgren describes four techniques that have proven of value.

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The man who brought ethics to investment

July 20, 1998 | 1

First published in Green Connections in 1998.

AFTER MORE THAN 20 years in the world of money, Damien Lynch wants more of it. He wants it not for selfish reasons, but to bring to life a project which would combine both profit and environment. Damien’s project, August Ecoforests, is the culmination of more than 18 sometimes difficult years pioneering the ethical investment industry in Australia.

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A new ecological restoration to feed people

August 26, 1997 | 2

Article by Russ Grayson 1997

RAIN FALLS and drains downslope, carrying the loose soil to accumulate in the valley below. Washed by millennia of runoff, the hills take a rounded shape of steep upper and gentler, lower slopes. Over time, trees and shrubs cloak the slopes and assume a pattern based on elevation and need for soil depth, tolerance to shade and wind and moisture requirements. NSW’s North Coast is a landscape shaped by water.

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