RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
ARLASH members are engaged in a wide range of action research projects which pursue the ARLASH agenda. These include Future Earth project Transitions to Sustainability: Transgressive Learning and Zimbabwe Project: Collective Learning Spiral as Monitoring and Evaluation. Published works and research topics include food security, climate change, urban density, fair food, regenerative agriculture, Indigenous identity and common ground movements. Selected publications and papers from those projects and readings recommended by ARLASH members are available on the Research & Publications page.
ARLASH’s membership mix of farmers, educators, researchers, health practitioners, indigenous leaders, administrators and activists offer rich opportunities for collective learning. They regularly present at conferences, workshops and field days around the country and overseas. In 2015 these included Charlie Massy presenting to the Sustainable Development (Rural) 2nd year course, Fenner School, ANU, and field days hosted by David Marsh on Allendale and Colin Seis on Winona.
Many ARLASH members offer consultancies to those seeking to manage landscapes in a regenerative manner and supporting community health in rural, urban and city environments. If you wish to contact a practitioner working as consultants, please contact us via the Consultancies page.
ARLASH is partnered with the Onemda Indigenous Health Program, University of Melbourne, headed by ARLASH member Professor Kerry Arabena. In this program everyone is considered to be indigenous, that is, formed by place.
ARLASH members are furthering the ARLASH vision, as members of, and in support of, groups with complementary aims, such as Soils for Life, Carbon Farmers of Australia, Permaculture, climate change organizations, Landcare, Parkcare, community gardens, Transition Towns, SEE-Change. Visit the Organisations page for links to these and other organisations.
Local self-supporting systems for ARLASH initiatives are being tested world-wide. Examples are Transition Towns with localised finance systems, Elinor Ostrum’s (Nobel Prize winner) social and natural systems governed as shared common pool resources, crowd sourcing, micro-loans and research papers.