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The alt.food movement

The Community Food Movement: An alternative — the community food system

August 23, 2015 | | One Comment

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT:
Permaculture co-inventor, David Holmgren said that for most people the supermarket is their larder. Woolworths and Coles might be where most Australians buy their food, however an alternative, parallel food system is in gestation. It was here that the community food movement was born…Read More

The Community Food Movement: What is the food system?

August 23, 2015 |

THE COMMUNITY FOOD MOVEMENT…
A social movement around food is emerging in Australia, and what better place to start understanding it than a look at our food supply chain…Read More

Local government reform necessary to urban agriculture’s future

June 7, 2015 |

It is time for reform of local government’s handling of community food initiatives on public land. It is time, too, to reform councils’ handling of complaints about those enterprises…Read More

The community gardens network: one of the fair food movement’s early organisations

November 19, 2014 |

Community gardeners — they’re a community of practice long a part of the fair food movement in Australia…Read More

Needed: Simple, focused, tangible goals

November 12, 2014 |

The community food movement: a series about the emerging social movement around food…

THE FAIR FOOD MOVEMENT is diverse and fractured. It is made up of small organisations each pursuing their own goals that in some cases are too lofty for … Read More

Farms — for agriculture or tourists?

September 7, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, you stumble on an interesting story by accident. A story that has some resonance with your own experience. A story that makes you think. That happened this morning when I was looking at the timeline of a Facebook link … Read More

New software promises decentralised solution to buying food

July 24, 2014 |

Down Melbourne way they’re cooking up something interesting, innovative and digital when it comes to food… something that will create connections between food producers and the people who buy what they grow…Read More

Defending civic agriculture

July 4, 2014 |

This article was written for the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network following criticism in February 2014 of community food gardening and farmers’ markets by a representative body of the vegetable industry.

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IN MID-FEBRUARY 2014, community gardeners around … Read More

Council takes initiative in education for local growing

June 6, 2014 |

JENNIFER ALDEN, the Victorian food consultant, gave me the book just a few weeks ago — a little A5-size publication with a photo of a bright red strawberry on the cover and the logo of the City of Greater Bendigo … Read More

A journey, a conversation cafe, a garden

June 6, 2014 |

Some might call it preaching to the converted, my talk about the work of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance with Permaculture/Transition Blue Mountains there in the community centre in Lawson that night.Read More