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PacificEdge | April 25, 2017

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Permaculture

Ideas and ramblings about the permaculture design system

Learning to create our new nature in the city…

May 31, 2015 |

AS THE COURSE PARTICIPANTS ARRIVE for the class they open jars containing soil samples from their gardens. These they tip onto small, white plastic panels. Opening a bottle of dark purple reagent, they squeeze a little onto their samples and, using … Read More

Towards Permaculture 3.0

March 9, 2015 | 2

Is is time, then for a new version of the permaculture design system so that it can continue to offer the solutions we need?Read More

In the Anthropocene… What role for permaculture?

March 5, 2015 | 2

I STARTED WRITING this paper as a background handout for a group direction-finding session planned for APC12 (the twelfth Australasian Permaculture Convergence)…Read More

Submission: Victorian Greens Animal Policy Review 2015

March 1, 2015 |

Following is a submission to the Victorian Greens Animals policy review as invited by email circulated in February 2015.Read More

Both inspiring and instructive: Vandana Shiva in Sydney

February 26, 2015 |

I ATTENDED two of global food sovereignty advocate, Vandana Shiva’s appearances in Sydney this February. It was the second event that I found most interesting, but more on that later.

To walk past the display tables at Vandana’s Friday evening … Read More

Small and slow solutions: a principle too little, too late?

February 11, 2015 | 2

SMALL AND SLOW SOLUTIONS… permaculture principle or shibboleth?

A bit of both, I think. A good idea some of the time, but what about other times? Small of slow solutions might work when we’re establishing an ordhard, but in these … Read More

Funding our permaculture: the question of accepting grants, or not

February 11, 2015 |

BILL MOLLISON once warned against reliance on government funding and grants, and he was right. They are there one year, gone the next. I don’t recall Bill saying not to accept grant funding, just to be wary of relying on … Read More

The household economy: time for reimagining?

February 11, 2015 |

I KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING when she got the big drum out from the back of the cupboard.

“I”m going to bottle those cherries we got yesterday”, Fiona said. “So I’m cleaning up the kitchen first to make space. … Read More

Will anti-Islam link discredit Permaculture?

December 29, 2014 | 4

A Northern NSW “permaculture farmer” calling for a boycott of halal foods and linked with an alleged far-right anti-Islamic group could bring the permaculture design system into disrepute if her beliefs are taken to be representative of permaculture.Read More

The household solution — too small to push change?

November 25, 2014 | 6

I RECEIVED an email from Permaculture Australia recently promoting online videos of Nicole Foss and David Holmgren. So I took a look. The email made reference to their recent Sydney event that I missed, so I don’t know whether the … Read More