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