Tale of Two Communities – driving solutions

Here are two very inspiring stories of mainstream communities thinking outside the box to create collaborative solutions to local sustainability issues in Goulburn and Geelong. The Tale of Goulburn Valley…  “Our agenda is food sovereignty, food sustainability. This is what we are creating with this broad community cooperative.”

Natural cleaning- simple, safe and inexpensive

My grandmother was a great source of practical wisdom — born in the 1880’s she grew up in a world kept clean and hygienic with simple natural ingredients and common household items.  The world changed post WWII as we entered the era of booming corporations, consumption and petro-chemical products.  Suddenly the washing had to be …

Ozone – a silent peril at ground level

Robyn Francis reports, March 2012 We learned of the importance of ozone in the stratosphere when it depleted to allow harmful levels of ultra-violet rays to reach the earth’s surface, so ozone up there is a good thing, but not so good closer to earth in the troposphere. At ground level ozone is killing trees …

Permaculture Pioneers – stories from the new frontier

These stories tell how ordinary people have found the courage to enbrace the worlds problems and move beyond fear to make a difference and empower others with solutions and practical actions as inspired agents of change. This anthology is an inspiring addition to permaculture publications, and of interest to anyone concerned with social and evirnmental …

Designing Ecological Habitats – Creating a Sense of Place

This new publication from Gaia Education features over 40 authors, including Robyn Francis, Maddy Harland, Patrick Whitefield, Albert Bates, Declan Kennedy and other key figures of the permaculture and ecovillage movements.  Edited by Chris Mare and Max Lindegger, the book is a great anthology, placed at the cutting edge of holistic, ecological design. PDF available now …