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Vale Venie Holmgren

Poet’s Corner, at Melliodora, was Venie’s home since she relocated from Pambula in 2012. On Tuesday many of her family and friends came together to celebrate her full life as a mother, grandmother, poet, activist, hippy traveller, avid scrabble player, friend and much loved community elder. Venie was laid to rest at the Franklinford cemetery in a […]

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Venie Holmgren passes after colourful and nourishing life

Wednesday January 27th Venie finished writing her life long poem. An adventure filled with 93 years of words, feisty activism and wry humour. She moves on leaving vivid memories in her brothers Norman and Gordon, her children Jenny (partner Chin) and David (partner Su), grandchildren Oliver, Kimon and Jody as well as many others she […]

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Samuel Alexander interviews David Holmgren

Get yourself comfortable and settle in for a thorough look at David Holmgren’s latest thinking on the prospects for our future. In this interview Samuel Alexander of the Simplicity Collective poses written questions which David addresses over an epic 90 minutes. For the last few months (and before) David has been absorbed in writing a new book, so there may […]

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Our Climate is Our Health

In the run up to Our Climate Our Health / Paris COP21/ People’s Climate March  Climate HEALTH Alliance is hosting a full day seminar on 19 November 2015  “Our Climate is Our Health: Integrating health in policy and decision-making for our low carbon world” It’s 2030, and the world is firmly on a path to low carbon […]

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Rocklyn Ashram Garden and Composting system

PDC in 2016

Thinking about learning permaculture for a while? It is time to make the first step, and join us in February for a very special Permaculture Design Course. Organised by Tread Lightly Permaculture and Holmgren Design, this course is unique, like no other, because You will learn from the very original cofounder of permaculture, David Holmgren, […]

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local happiness, global happiness

An enormous event is coming up next weekend. The Local Lives, Global Matters conference is gearing up to a great conference with the range of local and international speakers. Over three days, at Castlemaine, the conference examines and discusses the way to get happier. The solution seems local.  Communities all around the world are already […]

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the war on Monsanto

The seeds of life are not what they once were Mother Nature and God don’t own them anymore So belts out the veteran singer songwriter Neil Young with Promise of the Real on their title track from his latest album, The Monsanto years. What is the old protest rocker raging about? Monsanto and the war […]

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IPCUK opening addresses

David Holmgren and Jonathon Porritt addressed the opening session of the International Permaculture Conference [IPCUK] in London on Tues [8 September 2015]. The following notes were taken by Ian Lillington, who coincidentally worked under Porritt at Friends of the Earth in London in 1990. Co-originator Holmgren talked about the ‘waves’ of permaculture’s growth – he […]

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Open day at Birrith

Birrith Birrith, a mature yet still evolving permaculture property in the permaculture neighbourhood of Hepburn has hosted two well attended open days and is hosting the third on November 8th. This property was developed principally by Maureen Corbett, one of the original Solar Sisters, and the pillar of the Holmgren Design office. Maureen’s property is now for sale. The […]

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