Sydney’s new ecovillage going ahead

Narrara ecovillage land Lyndall Parris, the driving force behind the Narrara ecovillage about an hour or so north of Sydney, NSW, wrote to me last week with news of the project and here is what she said:   “Since signing the contract to purchase the land on 26 September there has been much activity. We have formed a Board of Directors, a Steering team and 6 Working teams (Development, Legal & Finance, Sales & Marketing, IT & Websit, Site Management and  Community... Read More

Tentative and decisive tent plans

Planning continues for living in a tent in inner Sydney. The tentative tent plans are mainly the Where to pitch? part. First off I’m planning a short stint in a community garden where there’s food growing to go and fellow gardeners to share the fun and join me on my to-be-built pallet verandah. Anyone who has a site they think may work is very welcome to contact me here on the blog or the website at:… Decisions have been made... Read More

Kids garden in the roads

Kids harvesting tucker from road gardens Last week some 5 and 6 year old kids from a local child care centre came a-gardening with me and their parents and carers in Chippendale’s streets. They harvested lemon grass, nasturtium flowers and leaves, lemon tea tree, bay leaves, caffre lime leaves and, more than that, some ancient connections with food.   Marie, child care cook, using public compost bins The cook at the child care centre walks with the kids from the centre... Read More

ebook version of Sustainable Food

There are ebook copies of Sustainable Food and sellers who have the ebook are:… Ebrary Netlibrary Read How You Want– Australian Site Google Overdrive Just a thought, M  Read More

Food, Margaret Throsby on ABC FM and conversation

Talked with Margaret Throsby yesterday on ABC FM  about Sustainable Food, and we shared some laughter, histories and thoughts on food amidst five easy pieces of music . . . It was fun, thanks Margaret and your colleagues, M  Read More

Talking to Margaret Throsby on Radio National

Dear Fellow RadioHeads I’m not sure when it goes to air but at 12 noon tomorrow I’ll be talking to Margaret Throsby on Radio National about my new book, Sustainable Food:… May the airwaves be with you, M  Read More

The People’s Supermarket

The People’s Supermarket In England there’s a supermarket called, The People’s Supermarket. The supermarket was brought to my attention by someone I met at one of the events to promote my new book, Sustainable Food, Christine, who also sent me some photos of it and they’re above and below. Christine wrote: “I had a great time at the People’s Supermarket when I visited it in August this year. I got a tour of the whole premises and met some... Read More

Talking to Phillip Adams this Thursday about Sustainable Food

Phillip Adams and I’ll discuss my new book, Sustainable Food, this Thursday on ABC Radio National, Late Night Live  -…   That night I’ll be talking to Patrice Newell in the Muswellbrook library – do join us if you’re nearby.   Next day, Friday,  I’ll be at the ABC Bookshop in Bathurst where local food and knowledge will be shared, then that night I’ll be Gleebooks in Blackheath talking with Lis Bastian about tucker... Read More

Looking for a vacant lot for my city tent

Please let me know if you see a vacant lot in the area from Sydney’s eastern beaches out to Marrickville, Newtown or so.   The lot can be soil and grass or concrete, residential or factory.   I want to put a tent on it to stay in temporarily.  More on the design, food, water and living plans later.   I can’t offer prizes or inducements for this information but would love to see you sitting on a pallet bench on the  lot outside my tent with a cold beer... Read More

Bankstown Council wins unlimited places at book launch

As it puts the boot in to chooks Bankstown Council wins unlimited places at the launch of my new book. Recently a friend wanted to put some chooks in his backyard out Bankstown way, in outer Sydney, NSW.  He called the Council to get some advice which was you can’t do this you can’t do that and amounted to a small telephone eruption of telephone red tape. About 20 minutes after he put the phone down two Bankstown Council ordinance officers pulled up outside his house. That’s... Read More

  • Michael Mobbs

    Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas:

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