The following is a list of websites with further information about local, Australian and global permaculture networks and related resources.
Local (Central Victoria & Melbourne)
Network centre for permaculture groups and activities by associated local groups in Melbourne and country Victoria.
Website of Ballarat master food gardener and educator John Ditchburn, with excellent information specific to the local region (including planting table). A practical hybrid of traditional organic, biointensive and permaculture approaches.
Ballarat Permaculture Guild provides a focus for people in and around Ballarat who are interested in living more sustainably through implementing permaculture design principles and practices in their daily lives.
Ballarat climate action group with a broad range of projects including a focus on relocalisation and permaculture.
Australia’s first community owned wind farm at Leonard’s Hill south of Daylesford.
Blog of renowned Central Victorian artist collective whose work reflects permaculture influences and activism. The site includes lots of excellent practical how-to videos.
Provides an energising, accessible community space for you to learn, connect, create and grow with others in a way that enables you to add value to the health, resilience and viability of the Castlemaine region and beyond.
A Melbourne-based group who run innovative working bees to design and implement edible home gardens. The website includes links to many local permablitz groups. Permablitz was initiated by permaculture designer Dan Palmer and friends in 2006.
Very Edible Gardens (VEG) install edible gardens in Melbourne. The business was formed by leading permaculture activists from the Permablitz network including Dan Palmer and Adam Grubb, who also run an annual Permaculture Design Course. on which David Holmgren is a guest presenter.
Leading community organisation researching and demonstrating permaculture solutions in Melbourne.
Australia’s largest garden club with a strong focus on heritage seeds and organic gardening run by seed saving enthusiasts Clive and Penny Blazey. Started in 1978, the same year Permaculture One was published.
Innovative Melbourne permaculture designer and teacher, well known for her artistic application of permaculture to balconies and small urban spaces as well as her Aussie interpretation of the best of Japanese traditional culture.
Promotes a wide range of sustainable alternatives. Organisers of the Sustainable Living Festival, a major annual event in Melbourne in February.
A community group based in Hepburn and Daylesford in Central Victoria, focused on the urgent realities of peak oil and climate change and raising awareness about how these issues affect our community, and how to respond with a plan for the future.
A network of people living in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, who love learning about and practicing permaculture.
Permaculture group based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
A 40-acre permaculture demonstration and production property at Gawler, South Australia run by Graeme and AnneMarie Brookman. One of the most inspiring permaculture places in Australia. Many courses run from the property including a yearly Permaculture Design Certificate course that David Holmgren co-teaches.
The Australian permaculture magazine exploring all aspects of permaculture. Information and inspiration for incorporating permaculture into your life. Online shop featuring books and other related permaculture products.
Website of online mail order organic garden supply business in Maleny, Queensland, run by permaculture pioneers, Francis Lang and Jeff Michaels.
Permaculture Tasmania promotes permaculture knowledge and practices, and aims to encourage discussion on permaculture practices and activities across Tasmania, sharing ideas, skills and building community networks.
The Permaculture Research Institute is based at Geoff and Nadia Lawton’s Zaytuna Farm in northern NSW. This site includes a blog with a number of contributors and also a well-used forum, amongst other things.
Permaculture activities, events and resources in South Australia.
South Coast of NSW demonstration site of permaculture teacher, activist and local ABC radio presenter John Champagne.
Nimbin NSW permaculture resource centre run by Robyn Francis, well known permaculture teacher, publisher and designer.
A large scale residential and community development south of Adelaide incorporating many aspects of permaculture design.
Events, contacts and information around Australia.
Presenter on the ABC popular Gardening Australia TV program who has popularised permaculture to mainstream urban audiences. Consultant and researcher in water harvesting and reuse in productive urban gardens.
Group promoting Natural Sequence Farming, developed by sustainable agriculture pioneer Peter Andrews. The Natural Sequence Farming methods of rehydrating floodplains using subtle earthworks and revegetation including use of willows reflects permaculture principles and our local work managing willows.
Pioneer of ecological agriculture research and leading researcher of the pyscho-social foundations of sustainability. Stuart Hill is a strong supporter of permaculture over decades and wrote the foreword to David Holmgren’s Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability.
Movement towards more resilient and localised economies as adaptive responses to peak oil and climate change started in Britain by permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins.
The latest information and opinions from around the media world on energy related issues including Peak Oil, Climate Change and sustainability solutions. Includes useful primers on Peak Oil, permaculture and many others.
Extensive website covering permaculture action in the UK and international links and resources.
UK publishers and distributors of other books related to self reliance, including permaculture.
US publishers and distributors of books related to self reliance, including permaculture.
Website of the U.S. permaculture magazine covering permaculture issues and news and resources.
Agroecology research and teaching farm in Veracruz Mexico run by Ricardo Romero and Tania de Alba. One of a world wide network of centers demonstrating and disseminating agroecological principles and techniques with strong overlaps with permaculture. (Spanish language site.)
Demonstration and teaching centre in Willits California for biointensive methods of agroecology developed by John Jeavons, not specifically associated with permaculture, but a major influence on garden agriculture around the world.
Website of Gaia ecovillage, leading South American centre of permaculture teaching and community living. (Spanish language site.)
Website of organisation extending agroforestry systems to poor farmers in the semi arid zone of Bahia Brazil. (In Portuguese, Spanish and English.)
Writings by resource ecologist Haikai Tane, based in Twizel, N.Z.
Based in Wales, is one of the largest ecological education organisations in Europe.
An information network (with strong links to the permaculture movement) about intentional communities world wide.
One of the most authoritative independent sources on the geology, economics and politics of global peak of oil and gas resources.
Holmgren Design also manages these sites further exploring David’s work:
This 500 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future.
Website that presents an integrated approach to understanding the potential interaction between Climate Change and Peak Oil using a scenario planning model.
Melliodora is a small specialist publisher dedicated to producing a limited range of books and other media by David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, and other authors. Their titles aim to support individuals in their personal permaculture journeys.
Holmgren Design is proud to partner with Permaculture Principles
A local community group in Djaara country, Central Victoria Australia, that David and his partner Su Dennett are involved with. HRN runs activities and events to stimulate greater individual, household and community level self reliance and non monetary economy to survive and thrive challenging times and build a better future.
A website that provides easy access to the permaculture ethics and design principles developed by David Holmgren, with clean graphics, simple explanations and beautiful photos from past years of the Permaculture Principles calendar.
A short book by David Holmgren, published on-line in 2008, that maps the potential interaction between peak oil and climate change using a scenario planning model that has continued to influence permaculture and kindred networks around the world, and inform David’s.