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PacificEdge | August 29, 2015

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THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT: An alternative — the community food system

August 23, 2015 | 1

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT:
Permaculture co-inventor, David Holmgren said that for most people the supermarket is their larder. Woolworths and Coles might be where most Australians buy their food, however an alternative, parallel food system is in gestation. It was here that the community food movement was born…Read More

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT: What is the food system?

August 23, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT…
A social movement around food is emerging in Australia, and what better place to start understanding it than a look at our food supply chain…Read More

Local government reform necessary to urban agriculture’s future

June 7, 2015 |

It is time for reform of local government’s handling of community food initiatives on public land. It is time, too, to reform councils’ handling of complaints about those enterprises…Read More

It’s Tuesday — and it’s Ooooby delivery day

July 22, 2014 |

KNOCK knock!

Fiona opens the door.

“We’re doing Ooooby deliveries Tuesday morning now. They put a second driver on”, the man says.

So, I wonder, does that indicate Ooooby (Out Of Our Own Back Yards) is increasing its customer base?

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MUSHROOM SELLERS, Eveleigh Farmers’ Market

April 8, 2014 |

A DIVERSITY of mushrooms grown in the greater Sydney region are found Saturdays at inner-Sydney’s Eveleigh Farmers’ Market, among a broad diversity of foods both raw and processed.

The market is one of several that have appeared throughout the city … Read More

My work in local government—a few thoughts

August 1, 2012 |

LOCAL GOVERNMENT—it’s the level of government closest to the people in Australia and it’s this situation that gives it its reputation. And that’s quite a variable reputation that spans the distance from appreciation to criticisms of excessive bureaucracy.

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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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Day 1: A ripping time as gardeners create edible footpath garden

June 6, 2012 |

IT WAS A RIPPING TIMEon the footpath garden adjacent to Barrett house in Randwick as we ripped out an ornamental monoculture to make way for an edible polyculture.

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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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A chat, good company and the launch of something new

April 1, 2012 |

The stories we tell make sense of and give meaning to our lives.

Costa’s father tells the story of the chook leaping into the feed barrel as he opened it. He tells the story of his flying days too, and of life in the countryside.

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