Flood Creek Aerial

Visiting Flood Creek

Recently David Holmgren went up to the ACT and southeastern NSW to speak at several events. He had a good time everywhere he visited and with everyone he met on the road. Some of the new people he met on this recent northern sojourn were involved with what they call “non-nativist landcare” around the town […]

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Get down and get together in Tas in March 2015

Why do you think you should go to Penguin, Tasmania in March next year? To see its famed “big penguin”, a three metre ferro cement construction built some forty years ago when the town celebrated it’s centenary? Nah, the reason you should be there is of similar vintage, but not quite. The reason all permaculture […]

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Greetings from the post Yolanda Philippines

The largest typhoon ever to reach land struck the Philippines on the 7th of November last year. Thousands of people died and tens of thousands lost their homes and livelihoods. The true cost of this mega-disaster will never be known because it was too big for the authorities to handle. Steve Cran is a sustainable […]

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Early bird is flying away

Just a friendly reminder, that the early bird deal will soon come to an end for the Holmgren designed PDC at the Rockly Ashram. If you are thinking about making a “life-changing, horizon expanding” experience, as described by a participant last year, make sure you save $200 by paying full fee by Dec 12 by […]

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Surviving earth in Canberra

One of the ways to make sense of long distance traveling is to maximise the purposes of the trip.  In a similar way that filling the car with passengers when one needs to drive somewhere gives maximum fuel efficiency, when David travels for a speaking engagement he hopes to appear more than once. So when […]

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Permaculture, a vision of the post oil world

More than an agricultural technology, permaculture is a vision of the societies of tomorrow, ours, which will be confronted with the evolution of energy and climate systems. Permaculture is not only another way to garden: it is another way of thinking about and acting on the world, a global philosophical and concrete change. At the […]

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Future Scenarios in Canberra

What is going on in the world? What can we do about it, you wonder? Climate change, peak energy, and global finance seem to be the biggest worries of many people. Naturally so, because according to David Holmgren, they are the key elements deciding our world, and our future. How are these factors behaving now, […]

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Remember December

It’s the biggest hectare I have ever seen! Tatyana Temirbulatova’s Permacultured website  It’s an awesome place to be! Jessie’s the Rabid Little Hippy What I didn’t expect was to be so taken with what permaculture is, and what it isn’t. Jacqui’s dusty country road, Everywhere  you  looked  there  was  an abundance of  food, even  though […]

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퍼머컬처

멜리오도라 발 행 일  2014년 10월 31일 ■ 이 책의 목적 퍼머컬처는 단순한 유기농 텃밭가꾸기가 아니다. 유기농 텃밭가꾸기 정도로는 성에 차지 않는 사람들에게 퍼머컬처를 설명하기 위해 이 책을 썼다. 특히 활동가, 설계자, 교사, 연구자, 학생 등 다양한 현장에서 지속가능성이라는 만만찮은 주제와 씨름하고 있는 사람들에게 도움을 주고 싶다. 《퍼머컬처 1》은 25년 전에 썼으며,  그후에 쓴 저작들은 […]

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Vale Vries Gravestein

As I have been working alone in the garden over these last few days I have been thinking about Vries Gravestein as an elder of the Australian permaculture movement at the same time that the nation is reflecting on the passing of another big man, Gough Whitlam. While comparisons between the two might be trite, […]

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Principles beyond the borders: seven and more in the pipeline

Earlier this month we reported that David Holmgren’s seminal Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond sustainability is now available in French. Published by rue de l’echiquier, Permaculture sits very nicely with the very interesting and thought provoking titles in their « Initial(e)s DD » series. What is so special about the French edition by the way, is […]

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