Permaculture Pioneers

Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier

The latest publication from Melliodora Publishing Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier, edited by Caroline Smith and Kerry Dawborn, with an afterword by Professor Stuart B Hill, is a collection of stories about personal journeys into permaculture of some of our most important Australian pioneers. This book explores social and inner change for sustainability and […]

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The Reverse of Globalisation

In a recent interview with The Nation and On The Earth Productions, David traces the permaculture movement from its emergence following the 1972 publication of The Limits to Growth to now and underscoring the potential for us to adapt to an ‘energy descent future’. View an abridged version of the interview here.

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The Power of Trees

David Holmgren has been awarded Il Monito del Giardino (The Warning from the Garden) by the Fondazione Parchi Monumentali Bardini e Peyron (Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation) of Florence, Italy. This honour is bestowed upon those who have distinguished themselves at an international level in the safeguard of the earth’s environmental balance and the […]

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Retrofitting the Suburbs for Sustainability (presentation)

David Holmgren gave a Lunchbox/Soapbox talk at the The Wheeler Centre in February 2012, exploring the profound improvements that the application of permaculture principles and strategies could deliver for the sustainability and liveability of today’s suburbs. Through the microcosm of four adjacent houses in ‘Aussie Street’, Holmgren demonstrates how suburbs can and will respond to […]

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Strategies for transition

GroAction Interview with Luke Miller Callahan in 2011 How do we move away from a fossil-fuel based society? In this interview, David Holmgren discusses the strategies for transition. For all you suburbia nay-sayers out there, this discussion will be especially interesting to you. See also an excellent post by David MacLeod on Integral Permaculture.

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Moving away from a fossil-fuel based society

The upcoming transition away from a fossil-fuel based society: David Holmgren talks strategy Luke Miller Callahan, from the GroAction Network, interviewed David Holmgren in November 2011 and asked him “How do we move away from a fossil-fuel based society?” Luke says “For all you suburbia nay-sayers out there, this discussion will be especially interesting to […]

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Bushfire resilient landscapes and communities (presentation in Blue Mountains)

David Holmgren gives a public talk on creating bushfire resilient communities and landscapes, organised by Pat Rayner of Permaculture Blue Mountains. Thanks to Gary Caganoff for the videos. Part I [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfcQnYilSFs] Part II [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP5_XlJuvKk] Part III [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=junef8CiAts] Part IV [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCjJcePJbSE]

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Why big households are better than big houses

Bigger houses, with more stuff and fewer people in them, something has to give. Michael Green, explains why big households are better than big houses. Michael interviewed David Holmgren, and Ed McKinley of the Groupwork Institute of Australia for this article. Also on The Age Domain site. (more…)

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2011 National Permaculture Day

This short video is of the National Permaculture Day celebrations in Daylesford on 30 April, hosted by the Daylesford Community Food Gardeners (DCFG) and the Hepburn Relocalisation Network (HRN), with the help of SHARE (Sustainable Hepburn Association), Daylesford CFA, Hepburn Council and local residents. David Holmgren speaks about “The Local.” [vimeo 23958771 w=600 h=452]

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