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Farms — for agriculture or tourists?

SOMETIMES, you stumble on an interesting story by accident. A story that has some resonance with your own experience. A

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New software promises decentralised solution to buying food

Down Melbourne way they’re cooking up something interesting, innovative and digital when it comes to food... something that will create

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Defending civic agriculture

This article was written for the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network following criticism in February 2014 of community

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Council takes initiative in education for local growing

JENNIFER ALDEN, the Victorian food consultant, gave me the book just a few weeks ago — a little A5-size publication

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A journey, a conversation cafe, a garden

Some might call it preaching to the converted, my talk about the work of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance with

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Peter Matthiessen, writer – farewell & thanks

I’VE READ ONLY one book by Peter Matthiessen, and that was some time in the 1980s. It was his tale

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Rebuilding the Foodshed — the book

THERE's a lot in Philip Ackerman-Leist's book, Rebuilding the Foodshed, but don't expect to come away from reading it with

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Forgotten islands

A Tasmanian journey… LIKE THE AUTHOR, when I lived in Tasmania I too felt the allure of the Bass Strait

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Food security seminar looks at regional issues

It was a city already saturated from days of rain that those of us peering through the big windows of

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Making a better block in Clovelly

FOR MONTHS they had been meeting and now, on the warm Sunday morning of October 27, they were ready. How

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