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PacificEdge | June 29, 2017

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Places, people and things that capture the imagination.

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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A celebration of growing and sharing food in Adelaide

March 1, 2011 |

I like receiving mystery packages providing they don’t tick. Thus, it was with anticipation that I opened this most recent parcel, postmarked South Australia, and found it to contain a rectangular object. Realising this was a DVD (you can tell by the round shiny thing inside the case), I slid it into my Mac’s disk slot and discovered it was about an orchard… about a particular kind of orchard. Watching it, it dawned on me that this was the work of a particularly notorious Adelaide gang of freerangers, but more on this gang later and its links to another media product of Adelaide’s urban food subculture.

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Sydney meeting puts AFSA on food advocacy map

February 12, 2011 |

Citizens, community organisations, small farmers, food advocacy and eduction organisations, heath interests, small business and social enterprise working in food production, distribution and waste management have a new voice in Australia now that the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) has taken steps to set itself up as a formal agency.

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Meeting helps Leichhardt develop community garden policy

January 31, 2011 |

A hot, sultry and sticky night didn’t deter 45 people coming together to help Leichhardt Council develop their policy on community gardening…Read More

Food fairness lobby calls for policy measures to safeguard the future of NSW food

September 22, 2010 |

A COALITION of scientists and sustainable food lobbyists is calling on the NSW Government to set up an independent food policy council for NSW with the aim of introducing a whole of government strategy for sustainable food production and access.

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A city farm, twenty years in the making

September 8, 2010 |

YOU CAN BLAME CERES in Melbourne. The environmental park has inspired teams in the different cities to replicate it and Sydney is now on its fourth attempt.

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A food policy, an election & the efficacy of networks

September 6, 2010 |

NORBERT WIENER would have approved. So would have Marshall McLuhan. It was an example of how digital communications has amplified the capacity of small groups to take action and of how new communications media has changed our culture, just as McLuhan predicted it would.

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