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Good ideas flow at Sydney urban farming event

March 3, 2018 |

It was the conversation rather than the presentations that made the Sydney Environment Institutes Urban Farming — Feeding the Future a source of good information and ideas.Read More

In Adelaide, a small urban farm links entrepreneurship with good food

November 14, 2015 |

With around nine city farms already on the ground or in planning around Australia, it appears city farming’s time is now.

In Adelaide, one of their number, Wagtail Urban Farm, is showing that small can certainly be bountiful…Read More

Local government reform necessary to urban agriculture’s future

June 7, 2015 |

It is time for reform of local government’s handling of community food initiatives on public land. It is time, too, to reform councils’ handling of complaints about those enterprises…Read More

Defending civic agriculture

July 4, 2014 |

This article was written for the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network following criticism in February 2014 of community food gardening and farmers’ markets by a representative body of the vegetable industry.

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IN MID-FEBRUARY 2014, community gardeners around … Read More

Social planning comes first in community garden design

August 1, 2012 |

IT’S A COMMON BELIEF among people setting out to start a community garden that the first step is to find land, do a site analysis, do a design, build and start growing. Were it only so simple.

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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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Collaboration, participation build something new on something old

August 18, 2009 |

At Carrs Park, participatory planning and construction, cooperation between citizens and council and collaboration are creating a new community garden and outdoor classroom on a deserted bowling green…Read More

David Holmgren: design approach to food security

July 26, 2007 | | One Comment

By Russ Grayson. First published 2007.

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Based on a David Holmgren’s (and here) address at the food security theme day of the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network’s national conference, March 2007, Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne.

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