About Russ Grayson
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.
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.
Published by Russ Grayson 2002
A RESEARCH PROJECT has found that community supported agriculture (CSA) could provide a viable market for city fringe farmers.
Story & photographs: Russ Grayson 2002
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.
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.
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.
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.