12th International Permaculture Conference

Design the world we want, is the theme of the 12th International Permaculture Conference due to take place in London on September 8 and 9.  Among the luminaries of permaculture, David Holmgren, co-originator of the Permaculture concept, will deliver a 10 min message from 9.50am at the very start of the conference on Sept 8th, […]

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Beyond the WAR on invasive species

Beyond the WAR on invasive species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration is a new book by Tao Orion published by Chelsea Green. Beyond the WAR on Invasive Species offers a much-needed alternative perspective on invasive species and the best practices for their management based on a holistic, permaculture-inspired framework. Utilizing the latest research and […]

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Bushfire resilient landscapes

This is a video record of  David Holmgren presentation on bushfire resilient landscapes buildings homes and communities in a forum held in April 2015 in Hewett. The forum was initiated by Transition Gawler (TG) to support and educate residents on fire prevention and mitigation through a new set of design principles. Time: 7pm Friday 24 […]

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Your Town, Your Food

Too cold to go out in the garden? Winter is a good time to prepare and plan for the seasons to come. It’s future planning time. It is also a good time to watch a good film. Well, if that is your cup of tea and if you are in the Goulburn Valley area, and […]

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Melliodora tours

Melliodora will open its door for the public tour on Sept 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6 in 2015, then in 2016, on Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3 and May 1. We have decided to integrate our tours into a whole day outing. To understand Melliodora you have to understand the whole system, how all components relate to […]

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Global Chorus

Global Chorus is an interesting hybrid of book and daily reader, on the environmental theme. The book contains the responses from 365 eminent concerned people across the globe to this question: Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the […]

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Permaction in the brown tech future (video)

Earlier this year, permaculture activists from Australia and New Zealand converged to a tiny town in Tasmania for the 12th get together. There, as one of the key note speakers, and a co-founder of the concept nearly four decades ago in Tasmania, David Holmgren delivered this speech. We posted the text of the speech earlier […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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