Tag Archives | RetroSuburbia

David presents ‘Aussie St’ in Morwell

On June 1 2019, David gave his much loved ‘Aussie St’ presentation to a crowd of over 200 people at Kernot Hall in Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley.

You can watch the full presentation here:

After ‘Aussie St’ there was an hour-long Q&A session, which you can watch here:

The event was presented by the West Gippsland Catchment Management and the Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network, and was filmed by Darryl Whitaker.

From May 2019 – September 2019, David and his partner Su travelled around Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia on a RetroSuburbia Roadshow. The Morwell gig was one of 22 roadshow events. David documented his and Su’s four months away on a blog, which you can read here.

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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 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 Saturday & Sunday 2 and 3 November, add-on Trainers and Facilitators day Monday November 4.

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

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Retrosuburbia Roadshow with David Holmgren

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see David Holmgren in Adelaide. Be inspired to create positive environmental impacts in our suburbs.

About this Event

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see David Holmgren in Adelaide as part of his Retrosuburbia Roadshow.

This presentation will inspire you with ideas and knowledge to create a positive environmental impact in our modern suburban landscape.

David Holmgren, permaculture visionary and story teller, takes 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 rising affluence and additions, aging and infill, permaculture inspired retrofit and on, through a gritty but inspiring and realistic transformation. ‘Aussie Street’ explores the story of four adjacent suburban homes responding to the effects of our changing environment and climate crises and illustrates a way forward for our suburbs.

Aussie Street is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful storytelling that sounds a warning and call for action. It is also a window into the design solutions and tips that Holmgren has explored in his latest book, Retrosuburbia; the downshifters guide to a resilient future, and will provide a framework to retrofit our homes, gardens and behaviours.

The presentation will be complemented by a local showcase, highlighting how we can bring these concepts to life right here in Adelaide.

There will be lots of time for questions as well as sales and signing of David’s book Retrosuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future.

Proudly supported by Port Environment Centre, Adelaide Sustainability Centre, Permaculture SA and Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board.

Tickets available here

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Narrogin 2019 – Retrosuburbia Roadshow with David Holmgren

PermacultureWest invites you to this presentation to inspire and arm you with ideas and knowledge to live with lower environmental impact in our modern suburban landscape.

‘Aussie Street’ explores the story of four adjacent suburban homes responding to the effects of our changing environment and climate crises.

There will be lots of time for questions as well as sales and signing of David’s book Retrosuburbia: the downshifters guide to a resilient future.

At this Retrosuburbia event, Holmgren will advance Permaculture ideas as a creative framework for applying vital retrofits to our homes, gardens and, most fundamentally, our behaviours. David will 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.

EVENT ACTIVITY SCHEDULE:

9.00am – 9.45am Coffee Meet & Greet for the Gnarojin Community Garden Committee & Members (Free)

10am – 11.30am ~ Presentation from David Holmgren (Paid Event)

11.30am – 2.00pm ~ Gnarogin Community Garden Festival (FREE)

Following David’s presentation, we will be spoiled for choice by our Gnarojin Community Garden with a celebration festival of local foods, wares, activities and music! This event will be the finale’ of the WA Retrosuburbia Roadshow Tour with David Holmgren.

Early Bird tickets $15 until 17th August, thereafter tickets $20 unless sold out prior (PAWA Members tickets $15)

Tickets Available Here

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Albany 2019 – Retrosuburbia Roadshow with David Holmgren

Permaculture West presents a celebration of 40 Years of Permaculture in Western Australia with an inspiring presentation from David Holmgren.

David will showcase his latest book, Retrosuburbia where he will share the possibilities for communities now and into the future.
Ticket prices include catering and the chance to engage and be inspired by one of our greatest Permaculture idols.

Early Bird tickets $10 until 3rd August, thereafter tickets $15 unless sold our prior (PAWA Members tickets $10)

VENUE EVENT LOCATION: GOODLIFE COMMUNITY GARDEN
78 Lower King Road, Collingwood Heights, Albany, WA

MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/bL1CgbiVxhG2Lsy17
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In collaboration with Goodlife Community Garden, Living Water Anglican Church, Greenskills Inc, City of Albany and Great Southern WA Permaculture

2pm – 3pm ~ David Holmgren

3pm – 5pm ~ COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY: “Albany in 2040” ~ inspired by the latest “2040” Documentary

Tickets available here

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David Holmgren – Aussie St at Nannup, WA

We couldn’t be more excited to announce an addition to the program. David Holmgren, permaculture visionary and story teller takes us back through the decades of our lived history where the quarter acre hosted the Aussie post war dream, through the decades 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 St is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful story telling 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.

Ticket Available here

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Margaret River 2019 – Retrosuburbia Roadshow with David Holmgren

Permaculture West presents a celebration of 40 Years of Permaculture in Western Australia with an inspiring presentation from David Holmgren.

David will showcase his latest book, Retrosuburbia where he will share the possibilities for communities now and into the future.
Ticket prices include catering and the chance to engage and be inspired by one of our greatest Permaculture idols.

Early Bird tickets $15 until 27th July, tickets $20 from 28th July
(PAWA Members $15)

@ Margaret River HEART
In collaboration with Arts Margaret River & Fair Harvest Permaculture

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This is a catered event.

Tickets available here

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Reading Landscape with David Holmgren

Join permaculture co-originator David Holmgren for a practical morning exploring deep observation and how to read landscape.

David will explain his approach to reading landscape and provide visual examples gathered throughout his lifetime. Together, the group will walk across the Fair Harvest property making their own observations and getting insight into Holmgren‘s process of observation.

This unique opportunity to spend time on the land with David Holmgren is presented by Fair Harvest Permaculture as part of the _Retrosuburbia Roadshow_ with Permaculture West.   In order to get most from this workshop,  we recommend that participants have either completed an Introduction to

Permaculture or PDC. Places on the Reading Landscape workshop are limited and will fill up fast.

Morning Tea will be provided. Please ensure you bring appropriate wet weather gear and good walking shoes.

Camping is available at Fair Harvest Permaculture. Please book separately via _YouCamp_.

Please note: Fair Harvest reserves the right to cancel this workshop if the course fails to fill. In this instance, you will be notified via email and your ticket price will be refunded.

PRICING
$125 fully waged
$100 concession card / PAWA membership (please contact [email protected] for this option)

Tickets available here

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Retrofitting Suburbia Ecoburbia Living Smarties Conference

David Holmgren, permaculture visionary and storyteller takes 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 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 St 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.

Costa Georgiadis from the foreword to 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.

After David’s talk the conference group will move into Open Space, where participants can decide on the conversations they can have that are most relevant to where they are.

We are asking all participants to bring something to share for lunch, plus their own mug, plate and cutlery. (Please don’t bring anything that needs heating)

Volunteers are needed for set up and pack down, the front entrance, morning tea and lunch organisation etc. Volunteers will receive a free ticket

This conference is brought to you by Ecoburbia, Living Smarties and sponsored by the City of Fremantle.

Cost $25 full, $15 concession

Volunteers will receive a free ticket.

Please contact Shani if you are interested in helping out.

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Perth 2019 – Retrosuburbia Roadshow with David Holmgren

David Holmgren will showcase his latest book, Retrosuburbia where he will share the possibilities for communities now and into the future.

Ticket prices include catering and the chance to engage and be inspired by one of our greatest Permaculture idols.

PAWA Members & Early Bird tickets $20 until 20th July. Tickets thereafter $30 or unless sold out. (PAWA Members $20)

VENUE EVENT LOCATION: https://goo.gl/maps/riGY5zbPWty6T4oR8

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW VIA:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/perth-2019-retrosuburbia-roadshow-with-david-holmgren-tickets-64727323166

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Event Collaborator: The Enkel Collective and Globalactive ~ Karun Cowper. Karun is a P2P/Commoner, Neohumanist, PROUTist. He is co-founder of Globalactive, is a cooperative member of enkel, is on the team at Friends of the Earth Perth, is administrator and holistic counsellor/educator at the LiFE Academy RTO, is organiser of rad ‘New Economy’ and Postcapitalist events and is long time ratbag activist and citizen journalist in Perth.

6pm – 7pm ~ David Holmgren

7pm – 9pm ~ An immersive collective game experience “How to survive the Zombie Apocalypse”

We will play a version of the “Sarkar Game” – a foresight role-playing game designed to glean insight into social reality and help players discover other ways of knowing, thus to better understand and appreciate alternative futures. The Sarkar Game specifically helps players (individuals and organizations) comprehend macrohistory – the timing of the future – as well as the structured shape of the future(s). The game also helps players scrutinize the leadership characteristics for themselves and for their organization or institution.

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