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PacificEdge | June 29, 2017

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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

Open source comes to seeds — and, maybe, to GM?

April 19, 2014 |

SOMETHING NEW is coming to the seeds you plant in the US, where a group of scientists and food advocates has taken the open source model already used for software and 3D printer design and applied it to the living … 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

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

Day 1: A ripping time as gardeners create edible footpath garden

June 6, 2012 |

IT WAS A RIPPING TIMEon the footpath garden adjacent to Barrett house in Randwick as we ripped out an ornamental monoculture to make way for an edible polyculture.

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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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To the summit, one last time

May 2, 2011 |

… Russ Grayson. Originally published 2002.

Early summer, 1980…

“Here, take hold of this”. Peter leans out and offers the end of a length of nylon climber’s tape to Robert. “Pass it to Keith”.

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