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The average Australian Basket of food has traveled over 70,000km from producer to consumer (Anna Salleh 2007) This distance means the energy consumed in food freight often outweighs the nutritional ...

The average Australian Basket of food has traveled over 70,000km from producer to consumer (Anna Salleh 2007) This distance means the energy consumed in food freight often outweighs the nutritional energy in the food itself. (Australian Conservation Foundation 2009)

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Food, Distance and Energy | Biocity Studio Food, Distance and Energy | Biocity Studio Presentation Transcript

  • Sydney Basin Production
    70% of the vegetable tonnage produced in NSW.
    Agriculture in the Sydney region is valued at approx $1 billion
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  • How much do we eat?
    The Sydney Metropolitan area covers 12 145 000 ha and has a population of 4.28 million people.
  • Food Miles
    The Average Australian Basket of food has travelled over 70 000km from producer to consumer. (Anna Salleh 2007)
    This distance means the energy consumed in food freight often outweighs the nutritional energy in the food itself
    (Australian Conservation Foundation 2009)
    e.g.:
    1000Kj
    170Kj
  • Go Local!
  • Awareness
  • Perception
    Identity
  • PermaUrban Network Strategy
  • Permaculture
    Permaculture = Permanent agriculture
    It is a self sustaining system which thinks about the productive landscape in terms of an ecology which considers relationships rather than individual elements
    Zoning
    there are 5 Permaculture zones which are differentiated by their usefulness. There are no clearly defined borders between the growing zones in a permaculture design zones need not be of a circular or any regular shape.
    Sector Planning
    Sectors deal with the natural elements in your landscape: sun, light, wind, rain, fire and water flow
  • Windsor Permaculture System
  • Urban and Rural Markets
  • Education Campaign
  • Tourism Policy
  • Conversion of public & private Land
  • PermaUrban Network Staging
    2009: Public Awareness and Perception Policy
    2009: Education Policy
    2011: Construction of the AgOrbital Light Rail System
    2011: Urban permaculture conversions
    2012: Planting out zones Three and Four
    2013: Zone One and Two implementation
    Mid 2013: Setup of Urban and Rural market system
    2020: Introducing more grazing animals to zone Four
  • The PermaUrban Network is our future
  • Bibliography
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    Agricultrual Bureau of South Australia (2008) Carbon Trading and the Agribusiness Sector. Available from www.agbureau.com.au/general_infomation/carbon_trading_and_the_agribusiness_sectorAdvisery Board of South Australia
    Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2008) About Australia- Food Industry. Available from: www.dfat.gov.au/facts/foodindustry.html Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ACT.
    Australian Government Department of Agriculture, fisheries and forestry (2008a) Biofules/Bio-energy. Commonwealth of Australia
    Australian Government Department of Agriculture, fisheries and forestry (2008b) Australian Food Statistics 2007. Available from: www.daff.gov.au/_data/assets/pdf_file/0003/680745/food stats2007.pdf Food And Agriculture Division, Canberra
    Australian Conservation Foundation (2009) Food Mile Facts. Available From: www.acfonline.org.au/articles/news.asp ACF
    Anna Salleh (2007) Food Miles Can Mislead. Available from: www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2007/11/28/2103395 . ABC Science
    Board of Studies. (2007) Media Guide 2007. Available from: http://images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/bos_stats/images/map-metro.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/bos_stats/media-guide-2007
    Braungart. M, McDonough. W. (2002) Cradle to Cradle. North Point Press, New York
    Green Left. (2000) Cuba: Feeding The People Organically. Available from: www.greenleft.org.au
    Kunstler. J H, The Long Emergency (2005) Grove Press, New York
    Mollison. B & Holmgren.D (1978) Permaculture One. Transworld Publishers Pty Ltd, Victoria
    Sinclair. I, Bunker. R, Holloway. D (2003) From The Outside Looking In –Planning and Land Management In Sydney’s Fringe, Urban Frontiers Program UWS
    Tagari Publications. What is permaculturue Design (2003) Available from: http://www.tagari.com/?page_id=20