The Farm comes to Sydney Town Hall Square

Article and Photo: Russ Grayson, Pacific Edge, January 2011 Slim striped eggplant, fat purple eggplant, green tomatoes, flares of bright yellow sunflower, corn coming into cob and kale… what has happened to Sydney’s Town Hall Square? To put it simple, the...

Peak energy, climate change

Peak energy, climate change, and the collapse of global civilisation: the current peak oil crisis “This paper was written to empower people and societies to prepare themselves for the radical changes in the world ahead with the information presented in this...

Design for the Human Lifecycle

It seems to be a common failing in a society that is so peer-oriented, that people rarely seem to design and plan for the changing needs of the full human life cycle. It is easy to relate to the here and now, and the needs of our immediate, short-term future. As...

Harvesting the Suburbs

Micro Eden Series: Making the most of small spaces to reduce food miles to meters with Robyn Francis Anyone can have a garden. “Small is beautiful” and the discovery of small space sufficiency can yield surprising results, not only as produce for the...

Going Potty Permaculture Style

Container gardens – making the most of small spaces to reduce food miles to meters Anywhere there is light and space plants will grow  – you don’t need to have a lot of space to create a micro edible landscape.  Robyn Francis explores the productive...

Slaves to Convenience or Conscious Consumer?

Robyn Francis writes on the art of being a conscious consumer to reduce your eco-footprint, save money and enjoy better health. Wendell Berry once said that it’s not an environmental crisis we face but a crisis of character. He was referring to the fact that the...

What is permaculture?

Permaculture is essentially about designing sustainable environments with the focus being on how we provide our needs in a way that works with nature’s processes and ecology. Based on the words Permanent (as in sustainable) and Culture (including agri-culture),...
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