Melliodora Live Online Tour

Melliodora Live Online Tour

For the first time ever, David Holmgren and Su Dennett are opening the doors of Melliodora to an online audience.


RetroSuburbia Roadmap

The continuing pandemic restrictions are an opportunity for Melburnians to create their own roadmap to something new, rather than reverting back to normal, when restrictions are eventually eased.


RetroSuburbia, Energy Descent, Degrowth and TEQs

Changing our habits for self-reliance and resilience requires us to skill up, get in touch with our sources of sustenance and help the next generation find what they need to survive and thrive in challenging futures.


The 2020 Venie Prize Winner

Thank you to all the poets who took the time to compose and send in poems to the 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize – we received 262 entries. The content of the poems was beautifully varied: some were engaging, some funny, some sad, delicate, considerate, angry, political, provocative… A huge thank you to Jeanine […]


Introducing 470

Wearing his publishing hat, David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator explains why he and partner Su Dennett decided to publish 470, Linda Woodrow’s novel, at this exact point in history.


New Melliodora Tour Dates – 2020/2021

  You have a small block of land and you’d like to learn how you can live more sustainably. You live on a farm with chickens and an orchard and you’re interested in seeing how you can integrate permaculture design principles. You rent an inner-city apartment and you’re keen to see how you can live […]


The Class Divide in a Time of Pandemic: a Permaculture Perspective

The divide between the haves and the have nots has been highlighted by the impacts of the pandemic.[1] For those able to work online with a spacious and secure home base, and some financial resources to ride out the pandemic, life has mostly been tolerable. Consumption has continued online with delivery to the door. For […]

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The 2020 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Please join us on Sunday August 9 from 2pm – 3pm for the Venie Prize presentation. You can watch the event live here on the day or after the event as it will be recorded:   * * *   ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2020 VENIE PRIZE In partnership with Rabbit: a journal […]


RetroSuburbia Online: Innovation in Digital Publishing

RetroSuburbia Online Permaculture: Innovation in Digital Publishing The behind the scenes thinking Our launch of RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future as a “pay what you feel” online flip-book in response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis has galvanised enthusiasm in permaculture and kindred circles. However, it has also raised some questions, […]