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PacificEdge | July 24, 2017

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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

The fair food movement: morally superior and elitist?

August 3, 2016 |

Is the fair food movement being inadvertently elitist and morally superior? Does it position its participants above people who do not share its food values? Yes, says Rachel Ankeny, a history professor at the University of Adelaide…Read More

Lloyd Kahn — pioneer, builder, author, inspiration

July 23, 2016 |

Something of a latecomer to skateboarding, Lloyd Khan came early to owner-building, resilient living, writing and publishing…Read More

A mildly hot find

July 21, 2016 |

Chillies are a favourite spice for some of us. Identidying a bush of ripe fruit in the Permaculture Interpretive Garden is helped by a special book…Read More