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PacificEdge | August 4, 2015

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POLL: Is Transition Towns a movement in decline?

July 29, 2015 | 4

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

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

Just a minor aero accident…

May 17, 2015 |

THE NEW CLASSROOM at Randwick Community Centre yesterday experienced its first, and hopefully only, aircraft accident.   It went like this…   I was with Fiona and we were walking across to open the new classroom on the village green at … 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 |

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