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PacificEdge | April 30, 2017

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The Community Food Movement: Seven big challenges

September 12, 2015 | 1

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT — Here’s seven challenges for our emerging community food movement…Read More

The Community Food Movement: The birth of AFSA

September 12, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT— In late 2010 in response to a federal government proposal for a national food plan, a new organisation came into being to redirect government bias towards big agribusiness…Read More

The Community Food Movement: The coming of the advocates

September 6, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT — the arrival of food advocacy organisations signifies that food in Australia is now an economic and political issue.Read More

The Community Food Movement: The social precursors

September 6, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT — It is to earlier social movements that we look for the origins of today’s community food movement.Read More

The Community Food Movement: An alternative — the community food system

August 23, 2015 | 1

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT:
Permaculture co-inventor, David Holmgren said that for most people the supermarket is their larder. Woolworths and Coles might be where most Australians buy their food, however an alternative, parallel food system is in gestation. It was here that the community food movement was born…Read More

The Community Food Movement: What is the food system?

August 23, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT…
A social movement around food is emerging in Australia, and what better place to start understanding it than a look at our food supply chain…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

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

Like bees around a hive

June 4, 2015 |

Bees are important insects for our urban ecology and there’s no shortage of people wanting to learn about them…
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A new apple future for Tasmania – any hope?

March 18, 2015 |

MY ARRIVAL in Tasmania coincided with the collapse of the state’s apple industry. I remember it… farmers in despair as their orchards rapidly fell in value, people expressing their fears about the state’s farming future, lots of apples but … Read More