Holmgren in the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame

What do you think Bob Brown, Olivia Newton-John and David Holmgren have in common? All have beautiful singing voice? Maybe. Written some very important books? Possible. David Holmgren was awarded the 2014 Green Lifestyle Award for his pioneering and ongoing work with Permaculture since he co-founded the concept more than three decades ago. David is […]

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PDC (+ yoga) again next Feb

There are many PDC courses available these days, but this one is different. As the following testimonials sum up: ‘Stunning’. ‘A perfect blend of aesthetics and spiritual beauty combined with intellectual endeavours’. Earlier this year, working with Tread Lightly Permaculture, we held our first PDC course at the Satyananda Ashram in Rocklyn. It was a […]

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« Permaculture, Principes» est enfin disponible en français

LES EDITIONS RUE DE L’ECHIQUIER : Le livre de David Holmgren « Permaculture, Principes et pistes d’action pour un mode de vie soutenable » est enfin disponible en français Comment vivre dans le respect des limites et des ressources de la nature ?Alors que la production mondiale de pétrole a atteint son maximum et que […]

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How to create a resilient community

Back in 2009, the Black Saturday bushfire season rekindled a major focus of David’s permaculture design work, with a discussion paper for the local community, the reprinting of Flywire House and a series of presentations in the bushfire affected regions with Joan Webster, renowned bushfire educator and author who coined the strategy “stay and defend […]

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New tour season at Melliodora

Spring is a wonderful time to be in nature, also a great time to visit Melliodora. The October Tours are sure to fill up so make sure you book early. While taking in the blossoms, daffodils and new green shoots, visitors on the September Melliodora Garden Tour also learnt about the practicalities of creating an […]

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Pip number 2

Australia has a Permaculture periodical called PIP Magazine. The second edition of this new magazine on permaculture and sustainable living is now available here. It includes informative feature articles on various aspects of permaculture as well as profiles on people, projects, gardens, farms, houses and businesses. It is full of practical ideas, recipes, reviews, a directory containing permaculture related […]

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2015 Permaculture Calendar

Permacalendar 2015

An old sage once noted fruit flies like an apple, while time flies like an arrow….indeed. So now it’s that time of the year again for all of us to take stock, organise the garden, get one’s life in order and develop a schedule for the warmer season and the new year. The first thing […]

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Weed Ecology and Edible Weeds Adventure Walk

What is ‘natural’? Can something become ‘native’? What is a ‘weed’? What can we learn from so called ‘novel ecosystems’ that may help us learn to create new sustainable ways of living on this changing planet? If that sounds interesting (and it should!), come join David Holmgren and Adam Grub on a once-only adventurous walk […]

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Aussie St Suburbia Retrofit

  Hobart July 19 was the final gig of the Foss/Holmgren around Australia speaking tour. With Nicole Foss back to NZ David took the opportunity of extended presentation time (80 minutes) to expand on some of the financial issues covered by Nicole and to add more creative ad lib flourishes to Aussie St. Described by […]

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Foss on Big Ideas

One evening during the “Survive and thrive” tour last month, a crew from ABC Radio’s Big Ideas programme came and recorded Nicole Foss’s presentation. We are informed that it goes to air tonight. Nicole Foss will discuss how we can build resilience in an era of limits to growth. She explores the links between the converging […]

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Wild side of sustainability

During the coldest months of August people in the Central Highlands of Victoria celebrate a month long festival of words every year. Words in Winter is ” a celebration of words, stories and ideas in all their forms shared by locals and visiting presenters through readings, poetry, theatre, music, talks, workshops, visiting authors, and exhibitions.” […]

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