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  • IT IS TIME for a new economic system for Australia. That was the message coming from the New Economy Network Australia’s (NENA) national conference in Brisbane in September this year.

    Entitled Building a New […]

  • Design notes…
    THE LITTLE RED FRUIT on the ground were the giveaway. Reddish and around a centimetre in diameter, they suggested something was happening above. Looking up, there it was. The tree was coming into fr […]

  • This article was written some years ago for PIE — Permaculture Information Exchange — the journal of Permaculture Melbourne.

    WHEN ‘Woz the PIE baker’ asked me to write something about experiential capital […]

  • UPDATE: Mining the Archive

    In the process of producing The Lost Stories, the collected writing of Bill Mollison from the pages of Permaculture International Journal (see my previous post) I have edited a number of other posts that I thought of interest to the history of permaculture. These could be published in a series entitled ‘Mining the…[Read more]

  • UPDATE: The Lost Stories — Bill Mollison’s legacy from the pages of Permaculture International Journal

    Hello everyone…
    Following the PA AGM at Djanbung Gardens in May this year I took up Robyn Francis’ idea of reproducing Bill Mollison’s articles from the Permaculture International Journal to republish on the PA website.

    The Journal, a pri…[Read more]

  • MEDIA FORMATS AND DEVICES
    I thought this might interest anyone dealing in PA or other organisational communications.

    It’s a 2017 compilation of Australian information about where people go for information and the devices they use. It is important for the design of PA communications, social media and the website.

    I produced the table for my…[Read more]

    MEDIA FORMATS AND DEVICES I thought this might interest anyone dealing in PA or other organisational
  • I’ve uploaded a post to my website about the current conversation on Nick Rose’s (founder, Sustain — a food systems advocacy — and lecturer in food systems in Melbourne) facebook about a story on influential regenerative agriculture practitioner, Joel, Salatin, being a climate change denier and speaking at a conference of climate change den…[Read more]


  • Thanks to people involved in the UK for developing this document. Sustain: The Australia Food Network says… “After 18 months of extensive research, a coalition of 80 grassroots food and farming organisations officially launch A PEOPLE’S FOOD POLICY, a comprehensive proposal for a more just and sustainable food system in England.”

    Find out more…[Read more]

    Thanks to people involved in the UK for developing this document. Sustain: The Australia Food Networ
  • Russ Grayson reports…
    WHAT MAY BE the first global survey of permaculture practitioners has just been released by Permaculture UK.

    Entitled The Next Big Step: Permaculture, practices, passions and priorities f […]

  • Russ Grayson posted an update in the group Group logo of Permaculture clipsPermaculture clips 3 months ago

    In the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia is a Permaculture Food Forest grown by Jodie Vennitti. It all began when she discovered Permaculture, but she soon realised, growing was one thing, using the produce was another…


  • Russ Grayson posted an update in the group Group logo of ShareShare 3 months ago

    Reposting a post by Steve Batley, landscape architect, hortcultural and permaculture educator — from Sydney Organic Gardens…

    Love what the community gardeners are doing with the rain garden at The Coal Loader!!

    Strawberries in the gutters, Knobby Club Rush in the reed bed, veggies & herbs & flowers in the vertical gardens and edible aquatics i…[Read more]

    Reposting a post by Steve Batley, landscape architect, hortcultural and permaculture educator — fr
  • Russ Grayson posted an update in the group Group logo of ShareShare 3 months ago

    Message from Ian Lillingon @ianl
    A PDC for people in Central Vic, or able to travel to Castlemaine on 16 Mondays [eg it can be done by train from Melbourne] 19275228_1710821425878108_6921878549548264358_n

    Message from Ian Lillingon @ianl — A PDC for people in Central Vic, or able to travel to Castlemai
  • PURPLE PEAR FARM in New South Wales, Australia, is a permaculture and biodynamic farm with rotating tractor domes over mandala garden beds, pigs, chooks and some great philosophy.

    Mark, a Permaculture […]

  • …wet but convivial — PA’s annual gathering and AGM 2017
    Not even the rain and mud could deter the 150-200 people who made their way along Showground Road to Djanbung Gardens for the Permaculture Open Day on S […]

  • It was a large brown paper envelope with a stamp saying ‘Rebublique Francaise’. Rebublique Francaise? France? What could this be I thought as I pried open the seal. Out tumbled a book and a note.
    I hadn’t […]

  • Russ Grayson posted an update 4 months ago

    Something worth your time — Randwick – Wed 7 June 6:30 start…

    Solar energy, permaculture, affordable housing, architecture, ethical investment and community gardens… this is what we will hear from speakers at the Sustainability and Social Impact Forum.

    An initiative coming from a partnership between Bendigo Bank and Randwick Council, commu…[Read more]

    Something worth your time — Randwick – Wed 7 June 6:30 start… Solar energy, permaculture,
  • Russ Grayson posted an update 4 months ago

    Permaculture’s story…

    In a photo from the past, a mysterious black-clad figure makes its way into the deep shade of the Botanical Ark’s edible forest in Far North Queensland.

    The Botanical Ark was one of the sites visited during the post-convergence tours at APC10. GCG

    Permaculture’s story… In a photo from the past, a mysterious black-clad figure makes its way
  • Russ Grayson posted an update 4 months ago

    The new permaculture design manual in French I mentioned below… Alexia Martinez has volunteered to read and review the book as I cannot speak or read French. Alexis is a permafarmer and educator in teh hills behind the NSW Central Coast.

    Wehn she is done we can publish ALexia’s review on the PA website.

    Good to find people with the right kn o…[Read more]

  • Russ Grayson mentioned Alexia Martinez in a public message 4 months, 1 week ago

    Surprises…
    A big brown paper envelope arrived in the mail, but who would send me something from France?
    Well, it was a new book and I’ll scribble a few words about it soon on the Permaculture Australia website.
    Pity I can’t read French @alexia french-permie-manual

    Surprises… A big brown paper envelope arrived in the mail, but who would send me something fro
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