Posted by
by Russ Grayson

Steve Ward (left) was active in the early permaculture scene in Sydney in the 1980s.

For AASC - the Australian Association of Sustainable Communities - Steve, Russ, Fiona Campbell and others published 'Evidently/Sustainability', a press clipping service focusing on sustainability news. AASC was an early, national bioregional organisation.

Steve went on to publish 'Village Voice', a local newspaper in Bundeena/Mainanbar. He later published a newsletter for a community centre. An unorthodox thinker and innovator, Steve was characterised by an unusual sense of humour and spontaniety. He did his Permaculture Design Certificate at one of Bill Mollison's early courses and attended the international permaculture convergence in New Zealand.

Steve is one of those early permaculture people that little is heard of today. He now lives with his family in Cronulla.

Add a comment

Membership Login

We're a creative team doing permaculture around Australia, so why not join us?
Membership includes:
  • + a regular PA eNEWS
  • + option to promote your courses and events
  • + option to list your organisation in the directory
  • + a one year subscription to PIP, Australian permaculture magazine.

How can I become a member of PA?

Support permaculture projects by donating to our PERMAFUND...
Donating is easy... just click on the image below to find out how...

enabling new initiatives in design for sustainability …

  • offering you vocational education through Accredited Permaculture Training
  • putting your donations to constructive use through our PermaFund tax-deductable donation and granting initiative
  • enabling communication and collaboration between permaculture practitioners through Permaculture Australia’s social media.

By joining us you help us educate and advocate permaculture solutions.

Connect with us

Follow us: Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Youtube |


Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Australia Licence.