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24 November 2021


7:00 am - 8:00 am

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 include Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2002) and Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt To Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009), RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future (2018), and most recently, Our Street (2020).

Wednesday November 24 at 7am – 8am (AEST)


The downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

With 68% of people projected to live in cities by 2050, how do we ensure we have healthy food, access to water, and energy to meet our needs and thrive regeneratively and resiliently?

We face the challenge of reducing emissions and creating a resilient future by 2030 – the question is – how do we do that? And where do we start, when we are working against a looming climate emergency, increased social inequality, and an energy and resource crisis.

The idea of a “homestead,” moving to an ecovillage or the countryside, is very appealing but may not be a realistic choice for many. We will be talking about how we can create a resilient future without having to leave the suburban areas many inhabit and how we can support others to do so.

Join us in one of the most important interviews of the year with permaculture co-founder, activist, and author David Holmgren.

Gaia Education’s Ecological Design facilitators will also be there. Who are themselves, experienced community organizers and permaculturists; Aline Van Moerbeke (Spain) and Kym Chi (Canada), as well as Gaia Education eLearning coordinator Silvia Di Blasio.

Gaia Education is offering this event in the spirit of the Gift Economy. A donation of 10-50GBP is recommended, so they can create similar events and make them available to as many people as possible, but they understand that this is not possible for everyone.

Please donate any amount you feel comfortable with and are able to.


Gaia Education team

  • Aline Van Moerbeke, Gaia Education Facilitator
  • Kym Chi, Gaia Education Facilitator
  • Silvia Di Blasio, eLearning and Academic Coordinator

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