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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, because they lived at Melliodora for a time.

March 2006 Cyrano with giant raddishCyrano says “as David Holmgren uses his carbon footprint selectively these days, we are very fortunate to have him visiting us in Mullumbimby for three unique events”.
After Bianca and Cyrano left Melliodora, they set up Free Farm on Left bank Road out of Mullumbimby applying permaculture and regenerative agriculture principles in a way that returns health to the land while providing the community with organic produce and educational programs . David and Su’s visit there is a part of Free Farm’s ongoing commitment to the development of a sustainable local community. If you are living in Byron or the Northern Rivers regions or thereabouts, do join David and Su on the second weekend of June.

The first two days are about retrofitting suburbia. David will bring his popular Aussie Street talk,  and reveal what the great Aussie dreams are made of, how vulnerable they are, and ideas for retrofitting that we can apply . The public talk will be on Friday June 12 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 7-10pm.

Aussie Street: Transforming the Australian dream – Public Talk
Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Friday June 12, 7-10pm
Continuing on the subject of retrofitting the ‘burbs, on the following day, David and Su will be conducting a hands-on workshop, to help find out what can be done in Mullumbimby (and wider region) in particular.

Retrofitting Mullumbimby – Workshop

Mullumbimby Community Gardens, Saturday June 13, 9am-1pmDAVID HOLMGREN (5)(Following the workshop, there will be a free gathering “Sustain Mullum” to celebrate the first anniversary of the Transition Mullumbimby. This will be a great place for locals, wanting to create a sustainable future, to connect, collect ideas and direct their energies towards collaborative projects for the Byron Shire community.)

And then on Sunday, David will be hosting an open consultancy, a unique opportunity for participants to gather a deeper understanding of design principles and learn from his wealth of knowledge.

Principles in action – Open Consultancy at Free Farm, Sunday, June 14, 1-5pm

Both David and Su are looking forward to seeing all the good people in the area.

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