Sustainability Learning Centre
50 Olinda Grove


25 May 2019


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Retrosuburbia – ‘Aussie Street’ with David Holmgren

Back in Permaculture’s home state of Tasmania, come and see its co-originator, David Holmgren, take us back through the decades of our lived history in the streets where the quarter acre hosted the Aussie post war dream, through the decades of of rising affluence and additions, aging and infill, permaculture inspired retrofit and on, through a gritty but inspiring and realistic transformation in the Great Depression of the 2020s.

Aussie Street is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful storytelling that sounds a warning and clarion call for direct action on the home front. The presentation is also a window into the rich palette of design solutions and tips that Holmgren has explored in in his latest opus, Retrosuburbia; the downshifters guide to a resilient future.

Come and be entertained, inspired and challenged by one of Australia’s unsung heroes, presenting in Hobart where the world changing permaculture concept was hatched on the fringes of suburbia more than four decades ago.


Doors will open from 4pm. David will begin his presentation promptly at 4:30pm. This will be followed by a Q&A discussion and a sharing of thoughts and ideas and tips for bringing the retrosuburban ethic into your own life.

Additional Information on Retrosuburbia

This book is a dance, a tango between our habits and our actions, our visions and our intentions. RetroSuburbia boldly renovates what we know as our safety net and replaces it with an action plan; planning for the worst and hoping for the best. The answers are in the everyday. Let the transformation and retrofit begin.

– Costa Georgiadis from the foreword to Retrosuburbia


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue has ample (free) parking.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no minimum age requirements for this event, although all children must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 15 receive free entry.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please get in touch via permaculturetasmania.com or the Permaculture Tasmania Facebook page. Please note we are a volunteer organisation and will respond as soon as possible.

What’s the refund policy?

As a not-for-profit organisation, ticket sales are the sole source of funds available in order to book venues for events such as these. As such, we are unable to offer refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. There will be a list at the door.

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