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PacificEdge | October 17, 2017

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New food for hungry bushwalkers

October 2, 2017 |

Patagonia’ showing of Unbroken Ground and the launch of Patagonia Provisions in Australia attracted a crowd of mountain sports people, surfers and others who like the company’s clothing and equipment and how it is trying to reform its supply chains…Read More

Sydney symposium explores urban agriculture

September 21, 2017 |

THE URBAN AGRICULTURE SPACE is diverse, spanning commercial farms, community gardens, food security and sovereignty organisations, academia, indigenous peoples’ organisations, permaculture educators and activists and heath institutes and interests. In 2017, they gathered at Packet City Farm for a forum on urban agriculture…Read More

Conference signals the time for a new economy movement is here

September 18, 2017 |

September’s Building a New Economy for Australia conference in Brisbane was a convivial success that brought together people from all over the country…Read More

Sounds of Nox

September 16, 2017 |

These are sound files linked to my Facebook post of 16.09.17 about the Nox night sculpture walks at Randwick Community Centre.Read More

Edible landscaping comes to Brisbane’s Southbank

September 15, 2017 |

A walk along Brisbane’s Southbank reveals an edible garden…Read More

Makers and doers of the alt.food system

September 7, 2017 |

The presence of Robert Pekin and Emma-Kate Rose at the 2017 Building a new Economy conference was evidence that a different model to business-as-usual works…Read More

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

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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