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Farmers markets booming in Australia

AUSTRALIA'S fledgling farmers market movement might not seem much of a player compared to the shopping power of today's supermarket giants, but surging support for community produce markets indicates they have struck a chord with consumers.

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Posted on March 23, 2012 at 3:59pm

Great BBC podcast (28 minutes) on new models for growing, buying and selling food

The Food Programme hears from the people coming up with new ideas and fresh thinking about how and where we produce food for the UK's future. From computer programmers creating networks for people trading food locally through to community supported market gardens, Sheila Dillon finds out how a new generation is coming up with radical…


Posted on February 7, 2012 at 9:43am

University to offer course in sustainable small-scale agriculture

Just spotted an intersting post:

Kwantlen Polytechnic University [British Colombia, Canada]  is recruiting its first students for a new degree in sustainable small-scale agriculture.

“This is a unique degree in North America and will be B.C.’s only production agriculture degree and the only one focused on 21st-century agriculture,” said Kent Mullinix, Kwantlen’s director of sustainable agriculture and food security.

“We are going to…


Posted on January 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

New Aussie Book: The Little Veggie Patch: How to Grow Food in Small Spaces

Great little book by Fabian Capomolla and Matt Plimmer introduced in this YouTube.


Posted on November 22, 2011 at 1:30pm

From the NY Times: In New Food Culture, a Young Generation of Farmers Emerges

A really interesting New York Times article by Isolde Raftery about an emerging group of Americans in their 20s and 30s who have chosen farming as a career. Many shun industrial, mechanized farming and list punk rock, Karl Marx and the food journalist …


Posted on March 23, 2011 at 10:00am

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At 12:25pm on November 6, 2009, Sarah Bennett said…
Mark, last night at the Xelo company update I saw your profile photo and was sure I had seen it before - and I have, on the Ooooby site because I had read some of your blog posts!
From Sarah - who thinks she's an Analyst but some colleagues think I'm Amiable.
At 8:48pm on June 2, 2009, Katharine said…
Thanks for your posts. It is inspiring to see the numbers of home gardeners grow so rapidly.
At 7:05pm on March 7, 2009, James Samuel said…
Thanks Mark, I will connect with you on one of those numbers. I will be on the ferry going to town at 10am so it will prob be after the Eco Day talk I have to give tomorrow.
At 6:16pm on March 7, 2009, James Samuel said…
Hi Mark - I am intrigued by your comment to Pete about your interest and would enjoy having some conversation with you about your focus "on tracking the WEB 2.0/Social Networking Services sector."

I can be contacted on 09 372 8737 - and I am happy to call you, as I have an awesome phone plan that allows me to call anywhhere anytime at no extra cost. :-)
At 5:25pm on March 7, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Hello there Mark. Welcome. Hope you like it here. Have fun oooobying!


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