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My words in Death of a Scenester

Melbourne ‘zournal’, Death of a Scenester is launching its fifth issue, Food, next Saturday night in Abbotsford in Melbourne. Some words of mine on growing my own food and the subtleties of vegetarianism will appear in this issue.

Unfortunately I can’t make it to the launch, but if you’re in Melbourne, do try and get along! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this issue.

My words in The Lifted Brow

As you may have gathered, I’m a bit obsessed with food. I’ve been writing about it for some time now (and eating quite a bit of it too). If you happen to read my other blog, avocado and lemon, you’ll have seen I’ve occasionally put up little tidbits about my research relating to food and cities (I’ve also tweeted about it quite a lot). Well. I’ve written a big, fat, juicy essay for The Lifted Brow’s food issue.

Read all about it here. (And order yourself a copy of this brilliant journal — you know you want to.)

Your Words Can Change the World

As part of my research into urban agriculture (for something I’m writing), I’ve just stumbled across The Lexicon of Sustainability. Lots of fascinating people doing a huge variety of different and interesting things to find and produce food.

This is their ‘About’ video. And the last sentence really struck me: “Your words can change the world.”

Introducing … The Lexicon of Sustainability from the lexicon of sustainability on Vimeo.

The idea is to try and explain some of the terms we see bandied around — ‘sustainbility’, ‘organic’, ‘locavore’ — in a way that’s accessible, and lovely to look at. I have to say that I’ve often found that this kind of information is not presented in a way that makes you want to keep looking at it. Which I’ve always thought is counter-productive. The Lexicon, however, manage to be informative and beautiful at the same time.

Take a better look here.

I have a feeling I might end up playing around here for hours…


This is cross-posted over at my writing blog, avocadoandlemon.