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PacificEdge | December 3, 2021

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Permaculture

The household solution — too small to push change?

November 25, 2014 | | 6 Comments

I RECEIVED an email from Permaculture Australia recently promoting online videos of Nicole Foss and David Holmgren. So I took a look. The email made reference to their recent Sydney event that I missed, so I don’t know whether the … Read More

Time to ensure permaculture internships not exploitative

September 4, 2014 | | One Comment

IF THERE IS A TIME for permaculture people who offer internships on their properties to ensure that their arrangements with unpaid workers are fair and not exploitative, that time is now.Read More

Internships in permaculture — exploitation or opportunity?

September 3, 2014 | | 3 Comments

A RECENT POSTING on the Permaculture Australia-New Zealand and Permaculture Victoria Facebooks by Melbourne-based permaculture practitioner, Miriam Bakst, raises an important question for permaculture’s reputation.

WHAT’S LEGAL? Miriam asks whether permaculture practitioners engaging interns could be breaking the law. It … Read More

A literature of past possibilites

July 4, 2014 | | One Comment

THE BOOKS YOU SEE in the composite illustration accompanying this story link past and present. They link what was a pioneering social experiment with its refined, socially safer version developed initially by permaculture people.

I’m talking about people leaving the … 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 distant voice calls from permaculture’s dawn time

June 4, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, the best discoveries are made by accident. I was rummaging through the library of an international development organisation I was working for at the time — that time being the latter half of the 1990s — when I discovered … Read More

Loomio — better decision making with technology

March 14, 2014 | | 2 Comments

IT’S NOT an uncommon experience – we join a group planning to do good work only to later leave disappointed with the group’s decision-making processes and poor interpersonal relations. As a US social change expert once said – the most … Read More

It’s all about… Changeology

March 11, 2014 |

IT WAS LATE SUMMER when thirty or so people gathered at the Randwick Community Centre for day one of the two day Changeology course with veteran social change educator, Les Robinson.

Les is a tall, fit-looking man of middle age … Read More

Booklets a waypoint in permaculture history

February 16, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, useful things come at small scale. So it was with the ‘Useful’ series of booklets produced for those establishing permaculture systems …Read More

Found: the book that influenced a generation

January 8, 2014 | | One Comment

A surprise discovery in a mountain hut closes the circle of time…Read More