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PacificEdge | November 18, 2017

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australian city farms & community gardens network

Sydney symposium explores urban agriculture

September 21, 2017 |

THE URBAN AGRICULTURE SPACE is diverse, spanning commercial farms, community gardens, food security and sovereignty organisations, academia, indigenous peoples’ organisations, permaculture educators and activists and heath institutes and interests. In 2017, they gathered at Packet City Farm for a forum on urban agriculture…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

A garden on wheels, a new kind of composter and a convivial meal

April 18, 2014 | 1

AMERICAN journalist and social activist, Lincoln Steffens (1866-1936) said it on his 1919 visit to the then-new Soviet Union: “I have seen the future and it works.”

Like so many, Steffens would become disillusioned with the Soviet state, but … Read More

Community gardens — coverage appreciated but quoting misses much

April 10, 2014 | 1

HIGHLIGHTING the value of community gardens is always a good thing, so the Sydney Morning Herald’s story (10 April 2014) in which Sydney restaurateur, Bill Granger, proposes that local government could do more to expand the number of gardens is … Read More

Social planning comes first in community garden design

August 1, 2012 |

IT’S A COMMON BELIEF among people setting out to start a community garden that the first step is to find land, do a site analysis, do a design, build and start growing. Were it only so simple.

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Wet weather and hot soup at Sydney network MeetUP

June 5, 2012 |

RAIN DID NOT DETER THEM as they came from Camden, Paddington, Randwick, Bundeena, the Willoughby community gardens and the Permaculture Interpretive Garden in Randwick.

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Meeting helps Leichhardt develop community garden policy

January 31, 2011 |

A hot, sultry and sticky night didn’t deter 45 people coming together to help Leichhardt Council develop their policy on community gardening…Read More

A food policy for our common future

July 15, 2010 |

Growcom wants one. So does the Public Health Association of Australia and sustainable agriculture expert at the University of Sydney, Bill Billotti. A national food policy, it seems, is something of a catchy idea. But what kind of policy are we talking about?

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