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The Community Food Movement: Seminar highlights disconnect between local government & food security

September 26, 2015 |

The Community Food Movement: What is the role of local government in providing food security? A Sydney University seminar highlights the disconnect between local government, food secutity and food sovereignty…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

Yes or no? Responding to interview requests

October 1, 2014 | 1

NOT LONG AGO I was interviewed by a woman researching community gardening. At the end of the interview I encouraged her to publish her research online so that anyone, including the community gardeners whom she was interviewing, could benefit from … Read More

Local government version 2.0: from managerialism to platform

August 1, 2012 |

WHY IS THE  iPHONE a model for local government and what does C3I and Citizen 2.0 have to do with it? That’s what we’re going to explore in this story as we investigate what are preliminary ideas for a new role for local government in Australia.

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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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A next-to-last project: a new community garden for Woolloomooloo

August 1, 2012 |

ONE OF MY FINAL PROJECTS before finishing my tour as the City of Sydney’s community garden coordinator was to get the Bourke Street Park Community Garden started in Wooloomooloo. This will be Woolloomooloo’s second community garden, the first one, in Sydney Place, now being in full use.

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Democracy: making it real

August 1, 2012 |

COUNCIL HAD SET UP a tent-like shelter and arranged the illustrations and drawings of five or six competing landscape designs inside.

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Farewell SAVE… but what is permaculture’s future in sustainability education?

June 27, 2012 |

YESTERDAY WAS THE FINALE event signifying the ending of the SAVE (Sustainable Action Values Everyone) program.

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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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