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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Melliodora tours

Come September 7, Melliodora will open its doors again for the popular monthly guided tours. You have a chance to see the truly sustainable household at work in one of the world’s best examples of permaculture exhibition sites at Melliodora. During the day, David Holmgren (co-founder of the permaculture concept) and his partner Su Dennett (inductee […]

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Kahverengi Teknoloji Çağı’na Hoş Geldiniz!

Permakültürün duayenlerinden David Holmgren’in “dünyanın gidişatı” ve kısa-orta vadeli projeksiyonlarla, permakültür gibi doğayla bütünleşik, bütüncül, akıllı ve etik tasarım çerçevelerinin ve felsefelerinin etkisi üzerine kaleme aldığı bu önemli makaleyi,  Yeşil Düşünce Derneği olarak Green European Foundation desteğiyle çıkardığımız “Gülümseyen bir bugün için Yeşil Politika ” kitabında Türkçe’ye kazandırdık ve yayınladık. Holmgren’in makalesi, dünün ve bugünün […]

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Tour on track

The Foss/Holmgren National Tour has had large crowds attend in Sydney, Newcastle, Nambour in the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and Fremantle so far and when the tour is over we will report on the whole three weeks. For now, please make sure you don’t miss out as there are only four more opportunities to hear this dynamic duo. July […]

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“Survive and thrive” ready to roll

The national speaking tour with Nicole Foss and David Holmgren, “Strategies for a changing economy: survive and thrive” is set to roll. Nicole has landed safe and sound in Sydney this afternoon. She had to negotiate her way through immigration, customs and so on at Auckland airport in a great haste, in half an hour, […]

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