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On Kerouac, Hemingway and a literary friend

First published in 2008. IF YOU HAVE TIME TO HANG AROUND, I’ll tell you a little story about literature and

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Sustainability in Australia – a few ideas

First published: 2007 HE WAS QUITE DEFINITE ABOUT IT: “Saving the world is about saving ourselves. The world does not

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The Byron Bay blues

Too many too often — that's what some say about tourists in the idyllic — or maybe not-so-idyllic — Byron

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Guidance from a real earth keeper

 First published ABC Organic Gardener 2006. WHAT CAN YOU SAY about a book by someone who wears pearls while gardening

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Participatory approach introduces new methods to growers

PTD — Participatory Technology Development — is an approach that encourages farmers to try out new  techniques, to monitor results

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Byron backroads

It's magic country, those rolling hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, and dotted here an there among their folds are

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Australian backyards productive places

Australia's backyards were productive places when ABS carried out its census of home garden productivity in 1992...

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Misadventure on the way to the Walls

Tasmania, some time in the 1970s. CLAAAANG! Someone slams the car door and the party sets off into the early

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Mountains, memory and the nature of experience

PERHAPS I DIDN’T KNOW how to enjoy hardship. Perhaps I wasn’t cut out for this sort of thing. Perhaps the

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Comfortable mudbrick on the Southern Highlands

First published 2003 by Russ Grayson. IT IS WINTER on the Southern Highlands of NSW, a time when the warmth

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