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By the sea… an evening at Coogee

June 2, 2018 | | One Comment

I GUESS there’s something about the sea that draws us, something primordial, something alluring. Even those distant from the sea, like those of us fortunate enough to live within walking distance of it, are drawn to its undulations and ceaseless movement…Read More

Participatory event maps Sydney’s sharing economy

March 7, 2018 |

Mapping is how we make sense of landscapes. It is also how we make sense of those networks we cannot sea, such as Sydney’s sharing economy.

That is what March’s Map Jam did in creating The Sharing May…Read More

Sydney — another smoky day

November 2, 2013 |

Bushfire, again, as the smoke blankets the city…Read More

Footpath planter gardens turn dull Waterloo space into colourful and productive place

March 25, 2012 |

IT COMBINED ELEMENTS of learning and doing, social benefit and placemaking. And it would go on the footpath in Waterloo.

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Something new and edible is coming to Woolloomooloo

March 24, 2012 |

IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING OF AN ADVENTURE  working with a new community garden group on their first project. You never know what to expect—so it’s best to expect nothing at all and that way you will be pleasantly surprised when things go well.

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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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Entrepreneurship the means to get good things done, says Ernesto Sirolli

November 28, 2011 | | One Comment

I’M FILLED WITH INSPIRATION as I write these words after spending two hours with about 60 others at Town Hall House in the presence of Ernesto Sirolli.

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The farm comes to Sydney Saturday mornings in Darlinghurst

October 10, 2011 | | One Comment

Taylor Square Market

A FARMERS’ MARKET, the Transition Towns movement and Sydney’s emerging collaborative economy come together with live music, good food and the smell of freshly brewed coffee on Saturday mornings at Taylor Square in Darlinghurst. This is Sydney Sustainable Markets. It’s small but diverse. The market is hard to miss as it occupies the plaza on the northern side of Taylor Square where Oxford Street’s traffic diverges to the Eastern Suburbs or continues towards Bondi Junction and on to Bondi Beach. This is a busy crossroads for both traffic and pedestrians and it’s a prime location for a market. a

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Celebration marks end of year one for the James Street garden

October 10, 2011 |

IT WAS ON A SUNNY SATURDAY MORNING a little over a year ago that City of Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, opened the James Street Reserve Community Garden in what had been a poorly used pocket park in Redfern.

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Guerrilla composters and fruity gardens… a walk along Redfern’s back lanes

October 10, 2011 |

IT’S ONE OF THOSE streetscapes dominated by the presence of the past. I’m speaking architecturally, about the late nineteenth and early twentieth century once-were-working-class houses and occasional commercial buildings. It is in this way, through the built environment, that the past remains the present in this part of Redfern near where, across Cleveland Street, the urban continuity becomes Surry Hills.

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