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March 27th, 2011 - 11:06 pm § in Blogroll, Edible Cities, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Village, Transition Towns

Urban Agriculture and City Farms and their role in Community Engagement

I’m back! After a long time away I have returned more inspired than ever to write about the wonderful examples of sustainable cities that I witnessed on my 8 month trip in the Americas. One of the reasons that I was absent from the Brisbane to Bogota blog was that I was finishing my research [[...]

September 2nd, 2010 - 9:46 am § in Blogroll

The State of the World 2010

The State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability. The Worldwatch Institute has recently published the new State of the World Report, which includes writings from 60 authors, commenting on various topics from design to social movements. I particularly like the sec[...]

August 12th, 2010 - 12:31 am § in Blogroll, Edible Cities

The fruits of Brisbane!

It has come to my attention that there are two interesting maps that can be accessed through google maps, for those who are interested in finding some free food to munch on, that is growing in and along our beloved Brisbane streets. The Edible Brisbane: Public Fruit Map & The Brisbane Feral Fru[...]

February 17th, 2010 - 3:17 pm § in Blogroll

Gardening in Indigenous Communities

  For anyone interested in learning about indigenous community gardens and social enterprises in Australia I recently discovered this wonderful website and resource, http://www.remoteindigenousgardens.net/ It has lists of indigenous gardens across Australia and access to resources and information.[...]

February 17th, 2010 - 2:19 pm § in Blogroll, Edible Cities, Sustainable Action

Hugh’s Edible Britain – Landshare and Guerrilla Gardening in Britain

I recently visited the market village of Axminster on the South West English coast, where the River Cottage Canteen is situated. River Cottage Canteen is the British celebrity chef Hugh Fearnly Wittingstall’s (HFW) cafe and local store. Why am I writing about a celebrity chef? Well HFW is a ce[...]

January 21st, 2010 - 12:25 am § in Blogroll, Sustainable Action, Sustainable Cities

The honest city – Bangkok Car Free Day

I recently reported that I was in Thailand for a couple for weeks a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed a sign for Bangkok (BKK) car free day, however the rest of the text was in Thai so I was unable to ascertain when it was. This sign intrigued me because BKK is one [...][...]

December 28th, 2009 - 11:45 am § in Blogroll

The Brisbane to Bogota journey thus far

Well I have been out of Australia for just over 3 weeks and unfortunately I have been sick for most of it and have as yet been unable to see much sustainability in motion. However I have been able to learn and read about lots more initiatives and caught up on some writing about a couple of sites [...]

December 28th, 2009 - 9:43 am § in Blogroll, Edible Cities

Balaangala Community Group

Balaangala Community Group is a reconciliation group that formed as a result of responding to ‘GetUp!’ (an online independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation), that was requesting people or groups to start a conversation about ‘reconciliation’. From this Balaang[...]

December 21st, 2009 - 11:39 pm § in Blogroll, Edible Cities

Northey Street City Farm

Northey Street City Farm is a three hectare permaculture city farm in my city ‘Brisbane’. NSCF was the first community garden in Brisbane and was started in 1992 by Dick Copeman and a group of his friends. The site where Northey Street City Farm is, was council land situated on En[...]

November 26th, 2009 - 3:12 pm § in Blogroll

Departure Date Looms Ever Closer.

Well the time is nigh… Departure date is looming and yet my blog is still not yet ready for launch. The reason for my absence of late is because of my final uni exam on the topic of Global and Regional Sustainability. Uni studies, wrapping up at my job in community mental health and packing [.[...]