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Green Square Growers get going at The Tote

March 24, 2012 |

THESE URBAN FOOD ENTHUSIASTS call themselves Green Square Growers, and they’re a new group living adjacent to the brownfields that will soon house an additional 20,000 people in what s going to be a major urban renewal. Some live in Victoria Park, a large cluster of medium density apartments that offers a foretaste of what will appear in Green Square.

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From village to city state to megalopolis, food shapes cities and lives

November 5, 2011 |

FOOD SHAPES CITIES. It was once found in the marketplaces in the middle of our towns and cities. Here, people gathered to buy and sell food, to gossip and exchange news. The market was shop, news bureau and social exchange… the vital heart of the city, the focus that tied the city to its productive hinterland ever so closely through its culinary and economic links. The market was the point of interaction between farmer and eater.

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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 city farm, twenty years in the making

September 8, 2010 |

YOU CAN BLAME CERES in Melbourne. The environmental park has inspired teams in the different cities to replicate it and Sydney is now on its fourth attempt.

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Great conference, good people… but this is Tasmania after all

May 19, 2010 |

BY THE DAY BEFORE, THE TASMANIAN COMMUNITY GARDENS NETWORK conference in Devonport – The Good Food Future — had received a total of 90 registrations. A total of around 140 turned up on the first day. Consequently, there was something of a deficit of lunches on opening day, but lunch in the community garden the next day was convivial and all-too-pleasant in the mild Tasmanian autumn weather.

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Declaration on Food: Plains To Plate

April 14, 2010 |

DECLARATION

Food Convergence Declaration

From Plains to Plate: the Future of Food in South Australia

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10-13 February 2010, City West Campus, UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia.
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From 10-13 February 2010, over 700 farmers, academics, government, health and community workers, environmentalists, permaculturalists, small growers, gardeners, students, educators and other community members gathered at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, for From Plains to Plate: the Future of Food in South Australia.

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Plains To Plate signals arrival of food as sustainability issue

February 22, 2010 |

…by Russ Grayson, who presented on food policy at Plains To Plate.

THE PLAINS TO PLATE FOOD CONVERGENCE is over but its effects linger in the minds of those inspired by it and by the people it attracted. Those effects hang there in the mind to spur discussion, collaboration and the creation of new ideas and initiatives.

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One year later… and a community garden blooms

November 24, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Story and photos: Russ Grayson

IT HAS BEEN JUST OVER A YEAR in the making, from community consultation to construction, but Carrs Park Community Garden is now reality.

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City farm, training focus of Cafe Conversation

September 4, 2009 |

THE NAME DICK COPEMAN is almost synonymous with Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane. That’s not only because Dick was one of the crew who started the city farm around 15 years ago, it’s also because of his long association with the place and his continuing role as the city farm’s education coordinator.

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Garden education in Sydney’s sandy east

September 14, 2008 | | 5 Comments

THERE’S A NEW GARDEN in Sydney’s sandy east, the region once home to the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. Now we call it Randwick and today it supports a radically different vegetation.

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