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PacificEdge | August 21, 2017

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Forum attracts an audience despite the weather

August 6, 2017 |

Diversity is an established principle used in permaculture design, and although the Sustainability and Social Impact Forum was not a permaculture event per se, it featured a diversity of speakers. Most interestingly, the event was the initiative of a bank…Read More

Transition Bondi hosts the new economy

August 6, 2017 |

LIKE A CHRYSALIS EMERGING from its cocoon, a new economics is emerging from the dysfunctional body of the old. This new, humane economics got a hearing at the Transition Bondi seminar on 15 June this year…Read More

The freedom of the hills: One fine weekend in winter, long ago

August 5, 2017 |

To journey into the mountains is experience the freedom of the hills. That is so even when winter’s snow carpets the ground in its bright, glare whiteness…Read More

Social media link reveals Joe Salatin a climate change denier

July 8, 2017 |

A Facebook post linking to an article revealing regenerative agriculture farmer-hero, Joe Salatin, with climate change deniers has revealed profound disappointment with a man one held up as a example of doing good…Read More

Eastern suburbs garden reveals botanical surprises

May 31, 2017 |

Wandering without purpose through a garden reveals some botanical surprises…Read More

International Permaculture Day underway in Sydney

May 6, 2017 |

In Sydney, International Permaculture Day 2017 got underway with a film…Read More

The Co-operative Commonwealth — a mid-course review

April 25, 2017 |

A new system is gestating within the body of the old. It’s the Co-operative Commonwealth, and there’s both an app and a MOOC for it…Read More

Adobe Spark iPad photo essays — 2017

April 23, 2017 |

FROM institutes and universities, from organisations and from the public they came to fill Sydney’s Martin Place to overflowing. April 22 — Earth Day — was a special day this year as people rallied for a return to rationality, knowledge and for evidence-based political policy and an evidence-based economy.Read More

Your oil wake-up call

March 15, 2017 |

If the economic return on oil production is declining, what does it mean for our economies? Guest writer, Dr Ted Trainer, issues a warning…Read More

Building the alt.food food system

March 11, 2017 |

Here is the handout that accompanied our Australasian Permaculture Convergence 13 session in building the alternative food system…Read More

Internships in permaculture: federal report raises questions

January 21, 2017 |

A recent federal government report on internship arrangements raises the issue on internship arrangements in permaculture. Could possible future legislation affect permaculture establishments offering internships?Read More

Permaculture design: Asking the right questions

November 4, 2016 |

When it comes to permaculture design it is important to ask the right questions. Here we look at a couple situations where that could have been one better…Read More

APC13: Convergence revisits permaculture courses

October 16, 2016 | 3

APC13 revisits the vexed question of permaculture course structure and content…Read More

Localisation, Transition Towns… good ideas but fundamentally flawed?

October 16, 2016 |

Philosopher and limits to growth advocate, Dr Ted Trainer, critiques a book critical of localisation but admits that there are conceptual problems with localism and Transition Towns thinking…Read More

The Next Big Step for permaculture

October 12, 2016 | 2

At the 2016 Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Perth, Western Australia, a first step towards the Next big Step…Read More

The new economy reborn in Sydney

September 2, 2016 |

August 2016 saw the rebirth of an alternative economics in Sydney with the Building the New Economy conference…Read More

Our permaculture journey in images

August 31, 2016 |

Just like the fruit we eat has its season, so does the Permacultire Calendar. So, here again at this time of year we have a new edition of this perennial of the permaculture world…Read More

Made By Cow — authentically raw?

August 18, 2016 |

Made By Cow is a new milk product arriving on the market at a time when milk and the future of the dairy industry is in the news. The milk uses a new processing technology and claims to be raw. Raw milk advocates questions this, however…Read More

On the food frontline: seminar highlights growing challenge of food insecurity

August 7, 2016 |

Not knowing where next week’s meals are coming from is something fortunately unknown to most if us. But, for a growing number of people its is a real question…Read More

Not a bad brew

August 5, 2016 |

The arrival of a package of coffee from northern NSW reminded me of encountering the beverage where it is grown in the PNG highlands…Read More