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PacificEdge | April 17, 2014

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Booklets a waypoint in permaculture history

February 16, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, useful things come at small scale. So it was with the ‘Useful’ series of booklets produced for those establishing permaculture systems …Read More

On tour with Milkwood

January 10, 2014 |

IF SEEING is believing then maybe the students of the current Milkwood permaculture design course will believe that permaculture has a role in projects larger than the home garden…Read More

The harvester

October 26, 2013 |

KIM ROSE selects seed from the versatile pigeon pea shrub (Cajanus cajan) in a scene that must have been repeated millions of times since the plant was first domesticated in India around 3500 years ago. Thousands of years would elapse … Read More

Can permaculture learn from the Alliance?

April 8, 2013 |

IS PERMACULTURE TOO DISPERSED a movement to be represented by a single umbrella body? Is there really any interest in setting up a national, representative body to advocate a permaculture perspective?

The idea of a national advocacy organisation for permaculture, … Read More

Clan that spans a nation

April 8, 2013 |

THERE ARE YEARS OF TURMOIL in the world. Old ideologies vie with each other long after they should have been laid to rest. Left and Right still clash though in a way far subdued to their past, their differences now … Read More

A new forest rises in Randwick

November 19, 2012 |

The mission: Establish a food forest at the Permaculture Interpretive Garden, one of the components that make up the Randwick Sustainability Hub.

The difficulty: Hard work (though maybe not all that hard) in the warm Spring sunshine.

The process: Identify needs > produce a plan for the forest garden > implement the plan over time.

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A local currency that was

May 25, 2010 | 1

Photos show the currency issued by the combined northern NSW LETSystems in the 1990s.

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Ethical Investment Comes of Age ….finally

September 4, 2009 | 1

This article by Robert Rosen, written about 20 years ago, describes early initiatives in the ethical investment industry.

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Earthbank and permaculture – a productive nexus

September 4, 2009 | 2

Robert Rosen describes the positive relationship between the Earthbank Society and the permaculture movement to 1988 in establishing the ethical investment in Australia.

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Permaculture – a movement in need of a history

December 27, 2007 |

I’M HOUSE MINDING FOR A FRIEND. In architectural style the house is Federation, one half of a long, dark red brick duplex in Sydney’s Inner West and probably built early in the Twentieth Century. It’s not an overly-ornate house in the way that some of its more exuberant contemporaries are but, like many of them, it was built in defiance of the climate and as a result is quite cold to live in during the winter.

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