INHABIT-Banner

One of the best permaculture docos

The explosion of docos about sustainability in recent years includes a fair number that focus on permaculture and I have been interviewed in quite a few. The request to preview Inhabit and offer comment was just one of my “responsibilities” as co-originator of the permaculture concept. In the end I got to view Inhabit with […]

0
March 2006 Cyrano with giant raddish

Holmgren visits Mullumbimby

In June David  and Su Dennett will visit northern NSW at the invitation of local permaculture enthusiasts. Three days of action packed programs are presented and coordinated by Free Farm, set up and maintained by Cyrano and Bianca. Cyrano is an accomplished permaculture educator and designer, and Bianca a radical homemaker, and we know this, […]

0
nsw_trainlink-XPT

Northern sojourn (by rail)

David Holmgren will make one last sojourn north in June before he takes a well deserved sabatical from teaching courses and public lectures, taking part in panel discussions and conducting workshops. He will spend the coming seasons finishing several of his writing projects. Along with Su Dennett, he will take part in the Planting weekend […]

0
PPPBS-eBook-Banner

Principles & Pathways reviewed and updated for eBook

An extract of David Holmgren’s prologue from the newly released eBook edition of Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability The world has changed radically since Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability (PP&PBS) was first published in 2002. By many environmental, economic and social measures, local communities and global systems are now in crisis and even […]

0
_OL_9705

APC12 recap

The 12th Australasian permaculture convergence held at  Penguin in early March was a milestone in the return of permaculture to its Tasmanian origins.  With a few too many great distractions I missed 75% of the sessions but was lucky enough to see Kat Lavers Skyping from Melbourne with her caring for your worm-farm presentation (watch those […]

0

The Guardian piece

While the only poet named among Australia’s 100 Living National Treasures is Les Murray, Venie Holmgren is a splendid candidate to add to the list. At 92, the writer and poet can look back on a life of activism, adventure and enterprise. And that life is far from over as she works on what she […]

0

Permaculture activism in the Brown Tech Future

Keynote Address to 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence Penguin Tasmania  March 2015 PDF of text Outline Over the last 8 years David Holmgren’s Future Scenarios work has provided a framework through which permaculture, transition and kindred activists have better understood, navigated and even taken advantage of the chaotic changes unfolding in our world driven by peaking resources, environmental […]

4
logo-big

Green Lifestyle interview (and Award reflections)

Back in October David Holmgren was inducted into the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame. A follow-up an interview with Katrina Lezaic published in Green Lifestyle Magazine focused on the links between the origins of permaculture and the energy crises of the 1970s. “The origin point for the first big wave of environmentalism was really the […]

0
logo-big

Shades of Green(Lifestyle) Awards Reflection

While gardening alone in the Spring busy period without the need to plan and direct volunteers, I have had more time for reflection. One of the subjects for reflection was my elevation to the Green Lifestyle Hall of Fame. By chance I had just read a series of articles by Kari McGregor (part 1, part […]

2

Fair, real and local food

About one hundred people gathered on the steps of the Victorian parliament house on 19 Feb 2015 to rally for fair, real and local food. Organised by Regrarians, the rally attendants heard from Lisa Heenan (Regrarians), Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia), Cyndi O’Meara (Changing Habits), Joel Salatin (Polyface Farms), Tammi Jonas (Jonai Farms), Reg Matthews (Miranda […]

0