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Permaculture subsistence in the suburbs and beyond (a weekend course in Daylesford)

You are invited to spend two days with Artist as Family at their home, Tree Elbow, in Central Victoria, in beautiful Djaara Country.
Share their harvest abundance, learn their alternative economic lifeways, experience their processes and observe the many relationships they’ve cultivated in order to turn their backs on industrial capitalism, while leaning ever further into what they call, ‘a flow of gifts economy.’

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Off-grid RetroSuburbia

Want to hear how you can retrofit your reality to survive and thrive tough times while avoiding the multiple grids that threaten to enclose our lives?

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2024 Rocklyn Ashram Permaculture Design Course

A Permaculture Design Course has the power to change your life. Learn from experienced and enthusiastic permaculture tutors, including David Holmgren and Beck Lowe, in the unique environment of Rocklyn Ashram, in Djaara Country, Central Victoria. Running over 15 days with a short break in the middle, this fully residential and fully catered course is a completely immersive experience.

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Extended RetroSuburbia Masterclass

Are you looking to create a more sustainable and resilient household? Wondering how to retrofit your current home or circumstances? Wanting to grow more food, reduce your energy use and enjoy a more satisfying, fulfilling life? Join David Holmgren and Beck Lowe in exploring these and other themes from David’s bestselling book “RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future.”

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The Great Local Picnic – Sustainable Living Festival

The National Sustainable Living Festival presents a huge sustainability and zero waste celebration like you’ve never seen before.

In the heart of our city at Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne, join ABC’s Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis for an afternoon celebrating sustainable living. The Great Local Picnic features a huge line up of special guest leading sustainability innovators including Helena Norberg-Hodge, David Holmgren, Sandro Demaio, Alice Zaslavsky, Tishiko King and more for a big green day out.

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RetroSuburbia masterclass with David Holmgren & Morag Gamble

You are warmly welcome to join this special masterclass with the co-originator of permaculture and the author of Retrosuburbia, David Holmgren. David will explore with us ways we can relocalise our food system in the suburbs and why this is an area he believes holds so much hope for the future of climate safe, resilient and regenerative futures. David advocates for garden farming in the non-monetary household and community economies of gift and reciprocity, and says this will have a big part to play in growing new urban food systems in the shadow of the old.

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Permaculture Design Course at the Food Forest, Gawler, SA

This 10 day intensive design course, taught at The Food Forest, in SA, will present you with an opportunity to consider your life in a new light and give you increased confidence and many skills needed to design a sustainable and meaningful place for your future. David Holmgren will present during the first teaching block to lay the foundation.

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2023 Rocklyn Ashram Permaculture Design Course

A Permaculture Design Course has the power to change your life. Learn from experienced and enthusiastic permaculture tutors, including David Holmgren and Beck Lowe, in the unique environment of Rocklyn Ashram, in Djaara Country, Central Victoria. Running over 15 days with a short break in the middle, this fully residential and fully catered course is a completely immersive experience.

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Permaculture with David Holmgren

Hear David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator, talk about household and neighbourhood applications of permaculture design to create a simple, realistic and empowering way of life.

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Permaculture Futures panel – International Permaculture Day 2022

To celebrate International Permaculture Day this coming Sunday May 1, the Permaculture Education Institute is presenting a series of free panels, including Session Two: Permaculture Futures, featuring David Holmgren (permaculture co-originator), Maddy Harland (Co-founder of Permaculture Magazine & Permanent Publications), Brian von Herzen (Marine Permaculture designer) and the Permayouth crew.

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David Holmgren at Red and Blue

Theory and design Good planning, good design, well tought out solutions are critical to success in any serious endeavour. Retrosuburban resilience Come and hear David Holmgren discuss his best-selling book, “RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future“, and how Australians can adopt a more meaningful way of living, giving

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Masterclass with David Holmgren

David Holmgren David is the co-originator of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One, co-authored with Bill Mollison in 1978. David is globally recognised as a leading ecological thinker, teacher, writer, and speaker, promoting permaculture as a realistic, attractive, and robust alternative to dependent consumerism. Other key publications

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Reading Landscape Film Fundraiser

Reading Landscape is a film about deepening connection to place featuring permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. The film is in its final stages of being crowd funded. With just days to go, the film team is putting in a final push to reach the funding target. Join David Holmgren, Costa Georgiadis,

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Permaculture Tour at Melliodora
September 2021

There is no better way to learn how the household economy works than to take part in the whole day guided tour at Melliodora. Situated in the Victorian central highlands, Melliodora is one of the best examples of working cool-temperate climate permaculture in the country. At Melliodora you can see

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‘Our Street’ Panel SLF

What might the future of suburbia look like? Our Street, a new picture book, provides inspiration. David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator, has been presenting his Aussie Street story for decades.

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Melbourne Design Week Panel

Speculations on the future of food and farming with Green Renaissance panel, featuring David Holmgren, followed by a screening of ‘Soylent Green’

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Introduction to Retrosuburbia (2 days)

This Retrosuburbia Workshop explores the material in David Holmgren’s book ‘RetroSuburbia’ on making individual households and neighbourhoods resilient, sustainable and fulfilling places to live – especially for those living in Australian suburbs.

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Other News

Reading Landscape in Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

  Exciting news! Reading Landscape with David Holmgren has been selected to screen at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival  The film even made their Top 12 No-to-Miss Cinema Features    PLUS there will be a Q&A with David after the film. Spread the word, we’d love to see you there    Date: Sunday 21 July 2024 Time: 5:20PM

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