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PacificEdge | February 26, 2017

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POLL: Is Transition Towns a movement in decline?

July 29, 2015 | 9

TODAY I’m asking for your opinion. My question is this: is the Transition Town movement a declining force in Australia?

Here’s the questions. You can answer quickly with a YES, NO or MAYBE or you can answer at length giving your own impressions, opinions and observations…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

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

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

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

Skepticism, not emotion and fear the key to understanding GM food

February 18, 2015 |

OFF this Friday to hear Vendana Shiva. Never seen her live before but have seen her in a video session where she dominated the session and spoke over the other interviewee, who agreed with her on most things. Fairly unimpressed … 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