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PacificEdge | November 29, 2015

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Living Smart: a new batch of teachers

October 13, 2015 |

A new batch of Living Smart teachers has graduated from a train-the-trainer course at radnwiuck Sustainability Hub…Read More

Will a new educational centre diversify or increase competition in sustainability education?

October 2, 2015 | 1

The arrival of a questionnaire about how much the proposed Sydney City Farm should charge for its workshops raises the question of competition in community education and of local government’s role in offering it…Read More

Workshop introduces renovating the permaculture way

October 1, 2015 |

Using permaculture principles as a guide to home renovation was the theme of a community workshop at Randwick Sustainability Hub…Read More

PIP-ping along nicely — another edition of the magazine is in your mailbox

September 23, 2015 |

I opened a large envenope the other day and out slid the latest edition of Pip magazine. Now with four editions behind it, Australia’s only permaculture print magazine is becomning a stayer…Read More

Permaculture course too expensive? Let’s add up the real costs

September 23, 2015 | 2

Do educators offering permaculture design courses overcharge or do those who say so miss the hidden costs? Read More

Permaculture Calendar 2016 — yes, it’s that time of year again

September 12, 2015 |

It arrives every year as if to remind us that with a little planning we can make better things happen. Now, it’s arrived again and the Permaculture Calendar 2016 is here to reflect our permaculture back to us and to prod us into asking… what does next year’s adventure in good permaculture design hold?Read More

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

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