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PacificEdge | August 19, 2019

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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

Farewell and thanks Michael Herr: Despatches — an appreciation

July 9, 2016 |

He wrote several books and consulted on films, but Michael Herr’s best known book is Despatches, a book of his time reporting the war in Vietnam as the seventies drew to an end. His contribution to the New Journalism will be long remmebered…Read More

Artefact a list of global permaculture organisations of the past

June 9, 2016 |

In the deep dingy recesses of a seldom visited bookshelf, an amazing artefact from permaculture’s hidden past has been uncovered…Read More

Let’s support, not nitpick companies trying to make a difference

May 25, 2016 |

NEW companies like Biolite are devloping new approaches to international development through direct business-to-community links. Critical harping can only damage that…

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The Community food movement: communication and cooperation needed

February 20, 2016 | | One Comment

Australia has a community food movement but it could be improrved if it is to thrive, finds a NSW government enquiry into future support for the movment…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Can Silicon Valley reinvent the fair food movement?

November 29, 2015 | | One Comment

There is agreement that we need to build a cohesive commuity food movement in Australia, but how do we go about it? And can Silicon Valley lend us a few ideas to get started?Read More

In Adelaide, a small urban farm links entrepreneurship with good food

November 14, 2015 |

With around nine city farms already on the ground or in planning around Australia, it appears city farming’s time is now.

In Adelaide, one of their number, Wagtail Urban Farm, is showing that small can certainly be bountiful…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Soft, squishy and sweet

November 7, 2015 | | 4 Comments

How a soft, two week old piece of fruit reminded us how we can eat well from our regional food supply…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Are we looking in the right place to build markets in fair food?

November 1, 2015 |

In promoting fair food in Austalia much of the focus has been on the farmer. But do farmers have the economic clout to truly change the food system or should fair food advocates look at where money is spent on food to encourage change?…Read More

Kim Stanley Robinson: Our post-capitalist future

October 21, 2015 |

Economic systems, like everything else, evolve. So, what lies beyond capitalism?

For speculative science fiction writer, Kim Stanley Robinson, traces of our post-capitalist future are already visible in the present…Read More