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PacificEdge | June 24, 2017

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Ideas and ramblings about the permaculture design system

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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The Trainer papers… 1

February 3, 2010 | 8

In late 2009,  Dr Ted Trainer published a critique of the Transition and permaculture movements. This is reproduced here.

Ted works in the School of Social Work at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of a number of visionary books on sustainability such as The Conserver Society and The Simpler Way and has a small property at Pigface Point in suburban Sydney where he has built a number of intermediate technologies.

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The Trainer Papers… 2

February 3, 2010 | 2

Here’s my response to Ted Trainer’s original article.

Thanks to the organised Greg Olsen from Transition Sydney for having the foresight to file the thing.

Ted’s paragraphs quote straight from his work and are followed by my responses denoted by RG:.

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The Trainer papers… 3

February 3, 2010 | 1

This is Ted Trainer’s response to my comments on his critique of the Transition and permaculture movements.

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The Trainer papers… 4

February 3, 2010 | 11

The Trainer Papers— segment 4… by Russ Grayson

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An edible garden for Eastern Suburbs apartment dwellers

December 27, 2009 | 7

Story & photos: Russ Grayson

WHEN WE MOVED INTO THE APARTMENT near The Spot in Randwick, we noticed that someone had planted a few herbs and that there was a wormery in use by one of the owners. There was also a large sandy strip, once a garden in the backyard. What sort of garden it had been we didn’t know.

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Participatory planning the theme of local group meeting

November 25, 2009 | 1

PERMACULTURE SYDNEY EAST’s meeting of November 2009 took the form of a group consultation for the development of a permaculture interpretive garden at Randwick Community Centre.

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