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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.

Format

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

FAQs

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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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 Launceston for the first time in many years.

Format

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

FAQs

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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Creating Retrosuburbia in Your Garden

In this workshop, facilitated by Beck Lowe, participants will be invited to consider their current garden space and household setup, and start planning for increases in sustainability, productivity and resilience. We will use the ideas in David Holmgren’s book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future, to examine the potential for household-scale food production and introduce permaculture food growing strategies.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have a starting point for designing their gardens – and lifestyles – to become bountiful and sustainable.

In partnership with Banyule City Council.

About Beck Lowe

Beck Lowe worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia as chief editor, researcher and project manager. Since publication, she has also taken on the role of education coordinator. She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels for more than 15 years. She has practical permaculture experience in private and community spaces in inner city, urban and rural areas.

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RetroSuburbia Workshop Castlemaine

Two day RetroSuburbia Workshop

Are you looking to create a more sustainable and resilient household? Wondering how to retrofit your current home or circumstances? Wanting to grow more food, reduce your energy use and enjoy a more satisfying, fulfilling life? These and other themes from David Holmgren’s new book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future will be explored in this two-day workshop. Participants will undertake activities and exercises to help them assess their current situation and plan for the future as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss various aspects of the book. Workshop includes morning and afternoon tea.

Trainers and Facilitators add-on day

Trainers, educators and community facilitators who would like to incorporate more retrosuburban themes into their practice are invited to attend an extra ‘Trainers and Facilitators’ day at the end of the workshop. Participation in this add-on day allows attendees to become registered retrosuburban trainers with access to extensive training resources, and to apply to have their courses listed on retrosuburbia.com. This day will explore further methods and tools for supporting people to create fulfilling, abundant and sustainable lives through retrofitting their homes, gardens and behaviour patterns. It is also a chance to share your ideas and experiences with other participants working in similar fields, and explore retrosuburban themes in more detail. It is expected that participants on this day will have already read and be familiar with the material in RetroSuburbia.

About Beck Lowe

Beck Lowe worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia as chief editor, researcher and project manager. Since publication, she has also taken on the role of education coordinator. She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels for more than 15 years. She has practical permaculture experience in private and community spaces in inner city, urban and rural areas.

Cost

General workshop Sat & Sun 27 & 28 April; add-on Trainers and facilitators day Mon 29th April

2 day standard $300 / 2 day concession $250
3 day standard $500 / 3 day concession $450

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David Holmgren ‘Aussie St.’

Aussie Street is the history and future of suburbia as a serious but humorous presentation by permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. Over more than a decade this presentation has inspired creative household and neighbourhood responses to climate, energy and economic threats that increasingly cast a pall over the future of suburbia.

Rather than condemning our history and prospects, Aussie St empowers and enlivens us. Aussie St is now a short story built into a new book Retrosuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future. This manual draws together the patterns glimpsed in the presentation both of which have been transformed by Brenna Quinlan beautiful illustrations.

You can buy tickets here.

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Castlemaine State Fest presents Get Outta Town

DAVID HOLMGREN, GUNG HOE GROWERS, AUNTY JULIE

Permaculture guru David Holmgren, local farmers Gung Hoe Growers and artist, cultural leader and storyteller Aunty Julie will discuss how they ended up in this region, what inspires them and the events which led to their current occupations.

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Castlemaine State Festival: David Holmgren presents ‘Aussie St.’

Permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren’s new book, RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future (2018) is a bold manifesto on how to activate change that begins in the household. RetroSuburbia promotes household food growing, retrofitting and non-monetary activities of exchange and reciprocity.

In this discussion, followed by an audience Q&A session, David will advance the ideas of permaculture as a creative framework for applying vital retrofits to our homes, gardens and most fundamentally, our behaviour.

Come and be part of Holmgren’s insightful, thought-provoking vision for a life-enhancing sustainable future.

Tickets: https://castlemainefestival.com.au/events/retrosuburbia/

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RetroSuburbia trainers and facilitators workshop – Vic

Did you enjoy David Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia and want to share the message wider? This two-day workshop is open to permaculture and sustainability trainers and community networkers who want to incorporate the book’s inspirational ideas and practical solutions into their current or future work. Participants will explore methods and tools for supporting people to create fulfilling, abundant and sustainable lives through retrofitting their homes, gardens and lifestyles.

The workshop will:

  • explore themes from RetroSuburbia in more detail
  • allow you to try out, and contribute to, retrosuburbia resources such as games and interactive spreadsheets
  • provide a forum for sharing your ideas and experiences with other participants working in similar fields
  • help you create a plan for your retrosuburban education and/or facilitation work

Undertaking this workshop will allow you full access to the retrosuburbia resources being developed to help educators and facilitators, as well as giving you the opportunity to be listed as a RetroSuburbia Facilitator on retrosuburbia.com if you choose.

The cost of this workshop is $400 for two days including morning and afternoon teas. We encourage you to bring food to share for lunch. There will be an optional tour and dinner at local urban permaculture enthusiast Joel Meadow’s on the Saturday evening.

Workshop facilitator, Beck Lowe worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia – editing, researching and project managing. She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels from introductory workshops to post-graduate for more than 15 years. She runs regular Permaculture Design Courses in central Victoria, and will once again be a lead teacher on the Rocklyn Ashram PDC.

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RetroSuburbia trainers and facilitators workshop – WA

Did you enjoy David Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia and want to share the message wider? This two-day workshop is open to permaculture and sustainability trainers and community networkers who want to incorporate the book’s inspirational ideas and practical solutions into their current or future work. Participants will explore methods and tools for supporting people to create fulfilling, abundant and sustainable lives through retrofitting their homes, gardens and lifestyles.

The workshop will:

  • explore themes from RetroSuburbia in more detail
  • allow you to try out, and contribute to, retrosuburbia resources such as games and interactive spreadsheets
  • provide a forum for sharing your ideas and experiences with other participants working in similar fields
  • help you create a plan for your retrosuburban education and/or facilitation work

Undertaking this workshop will allow you full access to the retrosuburbia resources being developed to help educators and facilitators, as well as giving you the opportunity to be listed as a RetroSuburbia Facilitator on retrosuburbia.com if you choose.

Workshop facilitator, Beck Lowe worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia – editing, researching and project managing. She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels from introductory workshops to post-graduate for more than 15 years. She runs regular Permaculture Design Courses in central Victoria, and will once again be a lead teacher on the Rocklyn Ashram PDC.

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