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PacificEdge | July 19, 2019

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The alt.food movement

Good ideas flow at Sydney urban farming event

March 3, 2018 |

It was the conversation rather than the presentations that made the Sydney Environment Institutes Urban Farming — Feeding the Future a source of good information and ideas.Read More

New food for hungry bushwalkers

October 2, 2017 |

Patagonia’ showing of Unbroken Ground and the launch of Patagonia Provisions in Australia attracted a crowd of mountain sports people, surfers and others who like the company’s clothing and equipment and how it is trying to reform its supply chains…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

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

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

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