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Ted Trainer’s new book – a rough road map

November 30, 2011 |

I haven’t seen a copy of Ted’s new book yet, so the comments that follow are made in ignorance of the context set by it. My comments refer only to the chapters that Ted has circulated to publicise the publication. You will find this at the end of this review.

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Social permaculture for a troubled land

February 21, 2011 | | 4 Comments

I HAD JUST FINISHED watching Gary Caginoff’s video, A Garden at the End of the World, that follows Australian permaculture educator Rosemary Morrow on her assignment in Afghanistan for a Sydney-based NGO, when Fiona came home.

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Future scenarios — both scary and hopeful

October 2, 2009 | | 2 Comments

IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE that David Holmgren’s latest book, Future Scanarios, leaves some readers feeling rather depressed. That’s because of some of the scenarios he outlines, that are likely to result from the combination of climate change and the peaking of the global oil extraction before 2015, are rather glum.

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Resilient Cities – planners post their visions

July 11, 2009 | | 2 Comments

A couple weeks ago, I received a phone call from a woman in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. She wanted to know if the Department could use a short piece from something I had written in a set of guidelines they were producing.

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Permaculture – a movement in need of a history

December 27, 2007 | | One Comment

I’M HOUSE MINDING FOR A FRIEND. In architectural style the house is Federation, one half of a long, dark red brick duplex in Sydney’s Inner West and probably built early in the Twentieth Century. It’s not an overly-ornate house in the way that some of its more exuberant contemporaries are but, like many of them, it was built in defiance of the climate and as a result is quite cold to live in during the winter.

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Guidance from a real earth keeper

July 24, 2006 | | 2 Comments
 First published ABC Organic Gardener 2006.

WHAT CAN YOU SAY about a book by someone who wears pearls while gardening and who talks about being a ‘WWEW’ – a Wild Wise Elderly Woman? Nothing that would surprise her, that’s for sure… just good things.

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