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PacificEdge | November 18, 2017

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Ideas and ramblings about the permaculture design system

Design salon 2: skilling up the local group

September 6, 2010 | 1

IT’S A REAL-WORLD INTRODUCTION to permaculture for those participating in the design of the small garden and the tour trails at Barrett House in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs…Read More

ORID – strategic questioning that gets you to a decision

August 28, 2010 | 11

WE ALL KNOW this scenario: you have been called to a meeting and now you sit there, increasingly bored as the discussion wanders all over the place, becoming sidetracked and dominated by the loud and verbose. When it comes time to make a decision you find that nobody is ready because the wayward discussion has confused, misled and obfuscated the issue and that there is too little information.

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Ideas diffusion – from innovation to adoption

July 20, 2010 | 2

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

ACCORDING TO Dr Robert Gillman – a one-time astrophysicist with NASA turned community worker and, later, publisher of In Context magazine – there is a process by which new ideas move from the creative fringe of society into the conservative core.

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A local currency that was

May 25, 2010 | 2

Photos show the currency issued by the combined northern NSW LETSystems in the 1990s.

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Interregnum a chance to review and modernise permaculture education

April 26, 2010 |

SKIMMING MY FACEBOOK, the item entitled Permaculture Institute ends teacher registration grabbed my attention though it is some weeks old now. Three things came to mind as my eyes passed over this item:

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In Sydney’s east, another group graduates from sustainable living courses

March 14, 2010 | 2

I led a session on the global challenges that we face at the Living Smart course in Randwick and found participants receptive and interested. The course is now in its pilot phase and provides, uniquely among local government in Sydney, a comprehensive and integrated approach to living sustainably…Read More

Talkfest indicates disconnect between community and peak environment organisations

March 6, 2010 | 1

AFTER SPENDING YESTERDAY at the Climate Action Conference at the University of Sydney, I realise that there is a communications deficit between the established environment lobbies, the climate action network and other groups that address climate change issues indirectly and in ways other than lobbying.

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