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I led a session on the global challenges that we face at the Living Smart course in Randwick and found participants receptive and interested. The course is now in its pilot phase and provides, uniquely among local government in Sydney, a comprehensive and integrated approach to living sustainably…
…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.
In late 2009, Dr Ted Trainer published a critique of the Transition and permaculture movements. This is reproduced here.
Ted works in the School of Social Work at the University of New South Wales. He is the author of a number of visionary books on sustainability such as The Conserver Society and The Simpler Way and has a small property at Pigface Point in suburban Sydney where he has built a number of intermediate technologies.
Here’s my response to Ted Trainer’s original article.
Thanks to the organised Greg Olsen from Transition Sydney for having the foresight to file the thing.
Ted’s paragraphs quote straight from his work and are followed by my responses denoted by RG:.
Story & photos: Russ Grayson
WHEN WE MOVED INTO THE APARTMENT near The Spot in Randwick, we noticed that someone had planted a few herbs and that there was a wormery in use by one of the owners. There was also a large sandy strip, once a garden in the backyard. What sort of garden it had been we didn’t know.
AROUND A DOZEN PEOPLE are walking the long, straight footway through Hyde Park where the lines of overaching native figs form a vegetative tunnel. They pass Francois Sicard’s Archibald Fountain, opened in 1932 with its classical, sculptured figures and animals that spray water skywards. Exiting the park, they enter Macquarie Street and make their way to an old sandstone building with a long verandah. Here, they are to hand over the state’s first Declaration on Food.