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PacificEdge | February 26, 2017

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Places, people and things that capture the imagination.

Cruelty allegations and supply cancellations highlight practices on supposedly sustainable farms

August 20, 2015 |

The adventure sports corporation Patagonia’s dropping wool sourcing arrangements with Argentine farmers over alleged cruelty signals that farmers need to reconsider their farming operations when seeking new markets…Read More

Nature’s cycles turn, and life comes back

July 28, 2015 |

“THE SWANS have returned… the same two that were here before”, said the woman who stopped to chat while we were working in the Permaculture Interpretive Garden.Read More

Photo essays on Adobe Slate — 2015

July 25, 2015 |

Check out my latest iPad photo essays on Adobe Slate for 2015…Read More

Vote preserves freedom for photographers

July 12, 2015 | 1

IN AUSTRALIA, photographers professional, editorial and amateur enjoy a freedom that was almost taken away from our European counterparts — our freedom to photograph any building, structure, person — anything — that is visible in or from a public place, and publish the images.Read More

Action needed now to stop farm labour exploitation

June 23, 2015 |

IN HER ARTICLE on the website of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, following the ABC TV 4 Corners revelations of 417 visa holders being exploited by unscrupulous labour hire companies and farmers, Tammi Jonas, herself a farmer, calls for a reform … Read More

Community food growers converge on Rose Bay

June 7, 2015 |

IT WAS A FINE, late Autumn Sunday when Sydney community gardeners converged on Rose Bay Commuity Garden in harbourside Sydney. There, the good folk at the newish Rose Bay Community Garden were hosting the seasonal gathering of the Sydney convivium … Read More

A new classroom for Randwick

June 7, 2015 |

IT MUST BE A GOOD JOB to have, building new assets for council that create new opportunities for the local  community.

That’s Fiona Campbell’s lot in Randwick where, on the edge of the grassy patch known as the village green, … Read More

Conversation, conviviality and a food forest in the city — a fine place for a meeting

June 7, 2015 |

AN URBAN FOOD FOREST was a fine venue for the  2015 national gathering of the Australian City Farms & Commuhity Gardens Network. There, in a comfortable, solar powered, cement-rendered strawbale community building, the group met to discuss initiatives for the … Read More

Local government reform necessary to urban agriculture’s future

June 7, 2015 |

It is time for reform of local government’s handling of community food initiatives on public land. It is time, too, to reform councils’ handling of complaints about those enterprises…Read More

The structure of plants

May 9, 2015 |

HERE YOU SEE the above and below ground parts of a plant.

You can see the taproot that goes deep into the ground as the plant grows. This enables the plant to harvest deeper-lying nutrients and moisture in the soil. … Read More