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PacificEdge | February 26, 2017

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The community gardens network: one of the fair food movement’s early organisations

November 19, 2014 |

Community gardeners — they’re a community of practice long a part of the fair food movement in Australia…Read More

A garden on wheels, a new kind of composter and a convivial meal

April 18, 2014 | 1

AMERICAN journalist and social activist, Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) said it on his 1919 visit to the then-new Soviet Union: “I have seen the future and it works.”

Like so many, Steffens would become disillusioned with the Soviet state, but … Read More

Community gardens — coverage appreciated but quoting misses much

April 10, 2014 | 1

HIGHLIGHTING the value of community gardens is always a good thing, so the Sydney Morning Herald’s story (10 April 2014) in which Sydney restaurateur, Bill Granger, proposes that local government could do more to expand the number of gardens is … Read More

Social planning comes first in community garden design

August 1, 2012 |

IT’S A COMMON BELIEF among people setting out to start a community garden that the first step is to find land, do a site analysis, do a design, build and start growing. Were it only so simple.

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Wet weather and hot soup at Sydney network MeetUP

June 5, 2012 |

RAIN DID NOT DETER THEM as they came from Camden, Paddington, Randwick, Bundeena, the Willoughby community gardens and the Permaculture Interpretive Garden in Randwick.

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Meeting helps Leichhardt develop community garden policy

January 31, 2011 |

A hot, sultry and sticky night didn’t deter 45 people coming together to help Leichhardt Council develop their policy on community gardening…Read More

A food policy for our common future

July 15, 2010 |

Growcom wants one. So does the Public Health Association of Australia and sustainable agriculture expert at the University of Sydney, Bill Billotti. A national food policy, it seems, is something of a catchy idea. But what kind of policy are we talking about?

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Great conference, good people… but this is Tasmania after all

May 19, 2010 |

BY THE DAY BEFORE, THE TASMANIAN COMMUNITY GARDENS NETWORK conference in Devonport – The Good Food Future — had received a total of 90 registrations. A total of around 140 turned up on the first day. Consequently, there was something of a deficit of lunches on opening day, but lunch in the community garden the next day was convivial and all-too-pleasant in the mild Tasmanian autumn weather.

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Plains To Plate signals arrival of food as sustainability issue

February 22, 2010 |

…by Russ Grayson, who presented on food policy at Plains To Plate.

THE PLAINS TO PLATE FOOD CONVERGENCE is over but its effects linger in the minds of those inspired by it and by the people it attracted. Those effects hang there in the mind to spur discussion, collaboration and the creation of new ideas and initiatives.

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Xmas comes in with a song at Randwick community garden

December 23, 2009 | 1

CHRISTMAS TIME is celebration time at Randwick Organic Community Garden.

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