Over three decades I have received many requests to travel across Australia and across the world to speak at a conference, teach a course or participate in some worthy event related to permaculture. My reluctance to travel long distances for short stays has meant I have had to turned down many of these invitations. In more recent years the reactions of invitees has moved from incredulity to understanding, and even admiration, as a small but growing list of public figures are choosing not to travel by air to highlight the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue Reading →
David Holmgren will open the premier screening of Peter Charles Downey’s new full length, full strength documentary film, United Natures at Melbourne’s CERES. Along with David, the film features great international cast such as Dr. Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, Father Bob Maguire, Polly Higgins, Dr. Helen Caldicott, John Seed, Cormac Cullinan, Michael Reynolds and many others.
Get down to CERES to see the film. David and Peter will be joined with John Seed for a Q&A session after the screening.
(a trailer under the scroll) Continue Reading →
Melliodora Publishing, the publication wing of Holmgren Design, produced the book Permaculture Pioneers in 2011. The editors and authors of the book stipulated that the royalties due to them were to go to Permaculture Australia’s Permafund; we are happy to announce that nearly $3,000 has been sent to Permafund (the Permaculture International Public Fund) to promote and support Permaculture projects around the world especially those that assist with resilience in the developing world and in places of extreme need. 10% of all sales of Permaculture Pioneers will continue to go to this worth while fund, so to keep all these smiling authors happy, purchase a copy and enjoy their stories ‘from the new frontier’.
Following is this year’s international permaculture day message from David Holmgren.
Purchase your copy of this unique and fun filled music with ethical and ecological twist, either as an MP3 file (plus PDF booklet) or a CD (with a special bonus unplugged CD) or a 12″ vinyl disc here.
Now you too can sing along and dance to the music like we do.
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David Holmgren’s comment entitled “The household level counts” was published in the latest issue of Arena magazine (#123) and following is the first few paragraphs of the piece.
Andy Scerri’s critique of Patrick Jones’ articulation of self-reliance, localism, and gift economies (Arena #115) is a familiar argument that has been used over the last thirty years to dismiss permaculture and related environmental activism by more traditional political activists.
The harsh reality is that neither pathway has significantly impeded the headlong rush of industrial modernity towards the ‘limits to growth’ cliff so accurately modelled 40 years ago by Meadows et al. I am more than ready to acknowledge that ‘our’ collective efforts at positive environmentalism during and since the 1970s have so far failed to catalyse the necessary changes in society, but Andy Scerri’s assertion that composting your private garden counts for nothing, reflects an ignorance of several structural and systemic factors driving and constraining social change. Continue Reading →
This is the video message sent from David Holmgren for the launch of his Principles book in Portuguese, “Permacultura: príncípíos e camínhos além da sustentabílídade” published in Brasil.
Finalmente estamos lançando em Português o livro “Permacultura, Princîpios e caminhos além da Sustentabilidade”. Neste livro, Holmgren evolui o conceito co-criado por ele e Bill Mollison nos anos 70.
Traz uma visão clara, afiada e afinada – apresentando a co-relação entre os aspectos de como organizamos a nossa vida, vida comunitária e paisagismo e a nossa abilidade de se adaptar criativamente para a realidade ecológica que formarão o destino da humanidade.
A análise da situação global combinada com a sua dedicação e experiência prática, gerou estes 12 princípios – que oferecem propostas claras de como a sociedade pode se adaptar aos desafios presentes. Apesar de ser um livro de idéias, Holmgren mostra em linhas práticas e vivenciais através do seu espaço Melliodora. Um livro que vai muito além da Permacultura – essencial para qualquer pessoa que queira viver e ir além da Sustentabilidade.
O livro em Português pode ser encontrado no site da publicadora Via Sapiens.
We are pleased to announce that the Portugues language edition of David Holmgren’s seminal tome, Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, has been published in Brasil by Via Sapins.The book is available at all good bookstores and from the publisher’s online store.
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- The household level counts April 29, 2013
- Melliodora Apprentice journal February 25, 2013
- Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual – David doesn’t cringe March 15, 2013
- The Power of Trees February 20, 2013
- Su Dennett inducted to the Honour Roll March 13, 2013
- Why I haven’t been flying (much) May 16, 2013
- United Natures film opening at CERES May 16, 2013
- Insects as food May 14, 2013
- Pioneers donate to a worthy cause May 7, 2013
- International Permaculture Day message May 5, 2013
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