DESIGN NOTES… The lillipilly is a common tree in the cities of eastern Australia. With its dense, evergreen foliage it cools our streets in summer, offers a snack for passing foragers and a bushfood for gardeners in the cooler seasons…
Giving urban agriculture a boost are Permaculture Australia members, Hannah Moloney and Anton Vikstrom, who are working on making their hilly home garden high above the city a working example of a suburban farmlet.
Citizen-initiated food systems could get a funding boost if recommendations coming from a NSW state government proposal get a favourable reception by the environment minister and departmental decision makers.
A team of urban agriculturists has crowdsourced start-up funding for a new citizen enterprise in the small city of Launceston in northern Tasmania.