Apr 302016
 
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About Seasonal Food Guide Australia

Seasonal Food Guide Australia was started in 2010 to help Australians buy fresh produce from their local region more easily.

Seasonal Produce Guides

Our seasonal produce guides tell you what fruits and vegetables are in season around Australia at different times of the year. There are seasonal produce guides for the five major capitals in Australia.

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 Posted by at 1:15 pm
Dec 072013
 

permablitz.net Melbourne

Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of at least two people come together to achieve the following:

  • create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
  • share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living
  • build community networks
  • have fun

Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, with free workshops, shared food, where you get some exercise and have a wonderful time.  To be defined as a permablitz each event must also be preceded by a permaculture design by a designer with a Permaculture Design Certificate.  The network runs on reciprocity, and in order to qualify for a permablitz you usually need to come to some first, although there can be exceptions in this case.  We’ll explain more about all these ideas below.

 

 Posted by at 3:52 pm
Dec 072013
 

permablitzsydney website

Permablitz Defined

Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of at least two people come together to achieve the following:

  • create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
  • share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living
  • build community networks
  • have fun

Permablitzes are free events, open to the public, with free workshops, shared food, where you get some exercise and have a wonderful time.  To be defined as a permablitz each event must also be preceded by a permaculture design by a designer with a Permaculture Design Certificate.  The network runs on reciprocity, and in order to qualify for a permablitz you usually need to come to some first, although there can be exceptions in this case.  We’ll explain more about all these ideas below.

The permablitz story

Permablitzes began in 2006 in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs as a collaboration between Permaculture designer Dan Palmer and friends and a South American community group. Rather than retell the story we suggest you check out Asha Bee’s article and Katherine Kizilos’ excellent article for The Age newspaper. As of Mid 2011 over 100 permablitzes have been held in and around Melbourne, and others have been held in Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Canberra, Tasmania, Bega, the Sunshine Coast, California, Montreal, Istanbul and Uganda.

 Posted by at 3:49 pm
Jun 062012
 

dosomething.net.au

Rather than talk about the problems, we seek to “do something” by building alliances between businesses, government and the community. We identify problems and then find answers that achieve measurable benefits for the environment and our community.

As part of our work, we campaign on environmental and social issues. Sometimes on our own, but more often in partnership with others. See our Campaigns section on this website for more detail on our work.

Who’s behind ‘Do Something’?

‘Do Something’ was established by Planet Ark founders Jon Dee and Pat Cash in association with Tina Jackson, former Executive Director of the National Trust of Australia.

 

 Posted by at 2:12 pm
May 012012
 

The Network

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends.

The Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network connects community gardeners around Australia.

The Australian Community Gardens Network is an informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening across Australia.

Continue reading »

 Posted by at 10:04 am
Mar 232012
 
Rhubarb Food Co-op Ltd
http://rhubarbfood.org.au/

Welcome! Rhubarb Food is a non-trading co-operative, incorporated on the 8th of December 2009. The co-op aims to establish a retail outlet providing organic natural foods, groceries and household produce. Organic produce is the fastest growing food sector in the world with 6 in every 10 people in Australia buying organic occasionally.

 Posted by at 12:46 pm