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PacificEdge | April 21, 2014

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Open source comes to seeds — and, maybe, to GM?

April 19, 2014 |

SOMETHING NEW is coming to the seeds you plant in the US, where a group of scientists and food advocates has taken the open source model already used for software and 3D printer design and applied it to the living … Read More

Connection remade

April 12, 2014 |

UNRULY might not be the right term to describe Robert Pekin. In fact, he’s anything but unruly if the success of Brisbane Food Connect is the measure. Casual, for sure. Unruly? Nope.

Robert started Brisbane Food Connect in 2005. An … Read More

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

The foodshed — an exploration

April 2, 2014 |

Story and photos: Russ Grayson

THERE’s a lot in Philip Ackerman-Leist’s book, Rebuilding the Foodshed, but don’t expect to come away from reading it with a formula to go and create a viable local food system.

‘Foodshed’ is a name … Read More

Herb seller

March 16, 2014 |

A herb seller offers produce from her farm at Farm Gate Market, Hobart.

The market operates Sundays from mid-morning and here you can top up on Tasmanian fruit and veges… even oysters… and get something tasty and ready to eat … Read More

Orange’s apples come to the city

February 24, 2014 |

LAST SATURDAY, apples from Orange were on offer in Hyde Park, Sydney, and fresh and chilled they were too. Straight from the orchard the day before, according to the Taste of Orange woman who offered one to me …Read More

In Sydney, a new food enterprise

February 19, 2014 |

When Ooooby — Out Of Our Own Backyards — took over Food Connect Sydney I experienced a little reticence because here was a food system from Auckland, New Zealand, expanding to Sydney.Read More

Seed saving with Jane

June 10, 2013 |

It was a full house as people crowded into Barrett House for Jane Mowbray’s seed saving workshop…Read More

Solutions shine at food waste forum

June 6, 2013 |

THINK.EAT.SAVE was the name of the UNSW World Environment Day seminar that attempted to draw attention to food waste. This it achieved to some extent but having representatives of the three main political parties on the panel turned it into … Read More

Let’s make farming cool

May 30, 2013 |

IF YOU ARE ASKED to describe Jo Baker and you say that she is tall, blonde, slim, intelligent, articulate, well dressed and very knowledgeable about Australia’s food system, you get full points.

It was the latter quality that brought more … Read More