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Plenty of food for thought in national conference

Town and country are joining forces in a big revival of local food. [1 April 2014 | Peter Boyer] On World Environment Day in June last year, when Australians were diverted by Julia Gillard’s battle to save her prime ministership, … Continue reading

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Rebuilding from the ground up in dirt-poor Cuba

There are things we in Tasmania can learn from the struggle for survival in Cuba. [20 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] Cuba is a four-letter word. Like many such words it carries a lot more weight than its literal meaning. … Continue reading

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Tasmania: a state in Transition

On the question of sustainability, some Tasmanians are well ahead of the game. [25 September 2012 | Peter Boyer] As you read this, chances are that somewhere in Tasmania the Transition movement is working on your behalf. It might be … Continue reading

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