Monthly Archives: September 2013

Future planning on fire

“Apropos of nothing”, my mother said to me, “J– died last night. We’re all a little shocked.” I’m down visiting the family farm, and despite (or because of) not having lived here for decades now, Mum always tries to catch … Continue reading

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Saturday links

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. Here’s this week’s: Urban design What happens when a town puts people before cars … Continue reading

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Friday photo – lemons at dawn

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UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Review 2013 released

The Trade and Environment Review 2013 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is subtitled ‘Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate’, so as you’d … Continue reading

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Cercis siliquastrum, zone 3 / zone 4

This year, to mark the equinox, I planted a tree. The timing’s a bit coincidental, it’s taken me over a year to source this tree and we finally got it on Saturday. But I celebrated by planting it anyhow. It’s … Continue reading

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Spring equinox – an introspective

Today was the spring equinox. In a nod to traditional practice, I got up before dawn and watched the sky change. Admittedly I watched it change from kindof a dark grey to kindof a not-quite-so-dark-grey because we had a big … Continue reading

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Online resource – the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network

One of the interesting websites I’ve found around on urban agriculture is the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network. They have a range of useful fact sheets on the basics, including safety, composting, crop rotation, pest management and building … Continue reading

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