The alt.food movement
Story & photos: Russ Grayson.
MARCH DAYS ARE MILD DAYS in the sleepy northern NSW town of Lismore. And this year they were no different. What was different was that the subtropical city of 28,000 played host to a rather unusual conference, a conference about food… local food.
Written by Russ Grayson. First published in Online Opinion in 2007.
GO LOCAL. That’s the suggestion of NSW North Coast community educator, Tim Winton, for coping with what he sees as the approaching peak oil crisis.
First published: September 2007.
SPURRED ON by mounting fears about the health implications of conventionally-farmed food and of the unknown effects of genetic engineering, organic food is undergoing a boom in popularity.
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.