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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 energy in the food itself. (Australian Conservation Foundation 2009)

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Food, Distance and Energy | Biocity Studio

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  2. 2. Sydney Basin Production<br />70% of the vegetable tonnage produced in NSW.<br />Agriculture in the Sydney region is valued at approx $1 billion<br />
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  5. 5. How much do we eat?<br />The Sydney Metropolitan area covers 12 145 000 ha and has a population of 4.28 million people. <br />
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  11. 11. Food Miles<br />The Average Australian Basket of food has travelled over 70 000km from producer to consumer. (Anna Salleh 2007) <br />This distance means the energy consumed in food freight often outweighs the nutritional energy in the food itself <br />(Australian Conservation Foundation 2009)<br />e.g.:<br />1000Kj<br />170Kj<br />
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  13. 13. Go Local!<br />
  14. 14. Awareness<br />
  15. 15. Perception<br />Identity<br />
  16. 16. PermaUrban Network Strategy<br />
  17. 17. Permaculture<br />Permaculture = Permanent agriculture<br />It is a self sustaining system which thinks about the productive landscape in terms of an ecology which considers relationships rather than individual elements<br />Zoning<br />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.<br />Sector Planning<br />Sectors deal with the natural elements in your landscape: sun, light, wind, rain, fire and water flow<br />
  18. 18. Windsor Permaculture System<br />
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  20. 20. Urban and Rural Markets<br />
  21. 21. Education Campaign <br />
  22. 22. Tourism Policy<br />
  23. 23. Conversion of public & private Land <br />
  24. 24. PermaUrban Network Staging<br />2009: Public Awareness and Perception Policy<br />2009: Education Policy<br />2011: Construction of the AgOrbital Light Rail System<br />2011: Urban permaculture conversions<br />2012: Planting out zones Three and Four<br />2013: Zone One and Two implementation<br />Mid 2013: Setup of Urban and Rural market system<br />2020: Introducing more grazing animals to zone Four <br />
  25. 25. The PermaUrban Network is our future<br />
  26. 26. Bibliography<br />Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2000) Apparent Consumption of Foodstuffs. Available from:<br />Agricultrual Bureau of South Australia (2008) Carbon Trading and the Agribusiness Sector. Available from Board of South Australia<br />Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2008) About Australia- Food Industry. Available from: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ACT.<br />Australian Government Department of Agriculture, fisheries and forestry (2008a) Biofules/Bio-energy. Commonwealth of Australia <br />Australian Government Department of Agriculture, fisheries and forestry (2008b) Australian Food Statistics 2007. Available from: stats2007.pdf Food And Agriculture Division, Canberra<br />Australian Conservation Foundation (2009) Food Mile Facts. Available From: ACF<br />Anna Salleh (2007) Food Miles Can Mislead. Available from: . ABC Science<br />Board of Studies. (2007) Media Guide 2007. Available from:<br />Braungart. M, McDonough. W. (2002) Cradle to Cradle. North Point Press, New York<br />Green Left. (2000) Cuba: Feeding The People Organically. Available from:<br />Kunstler. J H, The Long Emergency (2005) Grove Press, New York<br />Mollison. B & Holmgren.D (1978) Permaculture One. Transworld Publishers Pty Ltd, Victoria<br />Sinclair. I, Bunker. R, Holloway. D (2003) From The Outside Looking In –Planning and Land Management In Sydney’s Fringe, Urban Frontiers Program UWS<br />Tagari Publications. What is permaculturue Design (2003) Available from:<br />