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Aussie Street

Aussie St; our shared suburban history and future

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 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. https://retrosuburbia.com/

Come and be entertained, inspired and challenged by one of Australia’s unsung heroes, presenting in Mudgee, June 26, 6pm at the Mudgee Town Hall Theatre.

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.

Tickets are free, but must be booked at http://mwrclibrary.eventbrite.com/

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Ecosuburbia – ‘Aussie Street’ with David Holmgren

Join us for local multi-media event, ‘Aussie Street’ featuring permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren, author of RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future.

Aussie Street’ cleverly brings Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia ideas into our everyday lives, using 100+ photos and water coloured illustrations and practical concepts from his exciting new book.

Come along to be part of Holmgren’s remarkably insightful, thought provoking vision for a resilient and life enhancing sustainable future. Part of Newcastle’s Ecosuburbia Fair Share Event delivered in collaboration with Newcastle Libraries, Hunter Permaculture and Purple Pear Farm.

Cost: Free

Bookings essential

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David Holmgren Retrosuburbia Talk

This World Environment Day Shoalhaven Transition invites you to an engaging multi-media talk with Permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren.

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 behaviors.
Following the talk on ‘Aussie Street’, a speculative Eco-narrative, seen through the microcosm of four adjacent neighborhood homes, Holmgren will participate in a Q&A session after the talk

David Holmgren’s exciting new book, ‘RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future’, which outlines a dynamic future for Australian suburbs to be transformed to become self-reliant, productive and resilient, will be available for purchase. David will gladly sign any copy, whether purchased at the event or prior.

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 5TH FOR $20/$10 CONCESSION- SAVE $5 PER TICKET by following this link https://www.southcoasttickets.com.au/events/retrosuburbia-with-david-homgrem/

This Shoalhaven Transition event is supported by Bomaderry Bowling Club Ltd.’ ‘Any funds raised after Shoalhaven Transition’s expenses are met, will be donated to the Community Garden Kitchen Project at East Nowra Primary School.’ PLUS the profits from your booking fees (approximately 30%) are donated to OZ Harvest, helping to turn food wastage into feeding disadvantaged children.

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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

The Downshifter’s Guide to a Resilient Future

Whether you’re interested in the big picture of how, as communities, we can downshift our energy use, or the details of how to grow more food for your family, RetroSuburbia, the latest book by David Holmgren, is rich with real world examples and behavioural strategies applied by those already on the downshifting path.

David will be joined in conversation by co-author of The Family Guide to Waste-free Living, Oberon Carter.

You can RSVP here: https://www.fullersbookshop.com.au/event/retrosuburbia/

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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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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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