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PacificEdge | December 3, 2021

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The alt.food movement

Rebuilding the Foodshed — the book

April 27, 2014 |

THERE’s a lot in Philip Ackerman-Leist’s book, Rebuilding the Foodshed, but don’t expect to come away from reading it with a formula to go and create a viable local food system…Read More

Food security seminar looks at regional issues

December 16, 2013 |

It was a city already saturated from days of rain that those of us peering through the big windows of Blacktown Council’s Narimba room looked out over. A grey scene of low clouds scudding past, their dark mass frequently unleashing … Read More

Food security project leaves edible legacy at Macarthur

October 29, 2013 |

IT WAS A TALE of two farmers. The first came as a call from a Sydney region grower. Would Ronny like to come and collect some oranges? It was cheaper not to take them to market, said the grower. Two … Read More

Talking of food

July 28, 2013 |

SO WE STARTED in the usual way by getting the 20 or so packed into this small room to introduce themselves and what they hoped to get from the coming hour together. That ranged through learning more on organic and … Read More

Seed saving with Jane

June 10, 2013 |

It was a full house as people crowded into Barrett House for Jane Mowbray’s seed saving workshop…Read More

Solutions shine at food waste forum

June 6, 2013 |

THINK.EAT.SAVE was the name of the UNSW World Environment Day seminar that attempted to draw attention to food waste. This it achieved to some extent but having representatives of the three main political parties on the panel turned it into … Read More

Let’s make farming cool

May 30, 2013 |

IF YOU ARE ASKED to describe Jo Baker and you say that she is tall, blonde, slim, intelligent, articulate, well dressed and very knowledgeable about Australia’s food system, you get full points.

It was the latter quality that brought more … Read More

Media release on the National Food Plan

May 30, 2013 |

This is a media release I produced for the Australian Food Sovereighty Alliance in response to the federal government’s release of their National Food Plan in May 2013…

WHERE ARE FAIRNESS, HEALTH, AND SUSTAINABILITY IN CANBERRA’S NATIONAL FOOD PLAN?

The … Read More

A next-to-last project: a new community garden for Woolloomooloo

August 1, 2012 |

ONE OF MY FINAL PROJECTS before finishing my tour as the City of Sydney’s community garden coordinator was to get the Bourke Street Park Community Garden started in Wooloomooloo. This will be Woolloomooloo’s second community garden, the first one, in Sydney Place, now being in full use.

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