Over three decades I have received many requests to travel across Australia and across the world to speak at a conference, teach a course or participate in some worthy event related to permaculture. My reluctance to travel long distances for short stays has meant I have had to turned down many of these invitations. In more recent years the reactions of invitees has moved from incredulity to understanding, and even admiration, as a small but growing list of public figures are choosing not to travel by air to highlight the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue Reading →
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David Holmgren gave a Lunchbox/Soapbox talk at the The Wheeler Centre in February 2012, exploring the profound improvements that the application of permaculture principles and strategies could deliver for the sustainability and liveability of today’s suburbs.
Through the microcosm of four adjacent houses in ‘Aussie Street’, Holmgren demonstrates how suburbs can and will respond to the converging economic, energy and climate crises, and discovers how you can stimulate positive household and community resilience in the face of these pressures.
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This article is a reflection on “the prospects for apiculture (bee keeping) as a sustainable and resilient livelihood in the future” and considers the current state of apiculture and future possibilities from a number of different angles.
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This letter was published in Renew Magazine Issue 90, January 2005, published by the Alternative Technology Association (Melbourne, Australia).
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Adapted from public lecture given at the Aldinga Arts Eco-village in Adelaide in January 2005.
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Article in ‘Solar Progress’ Magazine, Nov 2003
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Plenary Session addressing Students of Sustainability Conference, Flinders University Adelaide 14th July 2003.
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