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In Adelaide, a small urban farm links entrepreneurship with good food

November 14, 2015 |

With around nine city farms already on the ground or in planning around Australia, it appears city farming’s time is now.

In Adelaide, one of their number, Wagtail Urban Farm, is showing that small can certainly be bountiful…Read More

Community food growers converge on Rose Bay

June 7, 2015 |

IT WAS A FINE, late Autumn Sunday when Sydney community gardeners converged on Rose Bay Commuity Garden in harbourside Sydney. There, the good folk at the newish Rose Bay Community Garden were hosting the seasonal gathering of the Sydney convivium … 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

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

Defending civic agriculture

July 4, 2014 |

This article was written for the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network following criticism in February 2014 of community food gardening and farmers’ markets by a representative body of the vegetable industry.

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IN MID-FEBRUARY 2014, community gardeners around … 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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Green Square Growers get going at The Tote

March 24, 2012 |

THESE URBAN FOOD ENTHUSIASTS call themselves Green Square Growers, and they’re a new group living adjacent to the brownfields that will soon house an additional 20,000 people in what s going to be a major urban renewal. Some live in Victoria Park, a large cluster of medium density apartments that offers a foretaste of what will appear in Green Square.

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Celebration marks end of year one for the James Street garden

October 10, 2011 |

IT WAS ON A SUNNY SATURDAY MORNING a little over a year ago that City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, opened the James Street Reserve Community Garden in what had been a poorly used pocket park in Redfern.

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Celebration recognises Sydney Food Connect’s first year

April 24, 2011 |

A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO I delivered a presentation for the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance at the Plains To Plate Future of Food Conference in Adelaide. A highlight of that conference was the launch of a bold new venture in community food, Food Connect Adelaide.

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Local a selling point at Evandale

November 24, 2009 |

Story and photos: Russ Grayson

TO JUDGE BY THE SIGNS on farmer’s market stalls, food grown locally seems to be something of a specialty at Evandale market. A recent visit disclosed sign after sign on a number of stalls advertising the localism of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit.

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