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Press Release: Urgent need to recreate flood resilient rivers and floodplains

This press release is a response to the recent floods and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of streamside vegetation management strategies that are currently in use and that are recommended by David Holmgren and others.

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Press Release: Urgent need to recreate flood resilient rivers and floodplains

The recent floods in eastern Australia highlight the power of water to destroy. Pioneering Australian ecological designer and co-originator of the permaculture design system, David Holmgren is calling on governments and landholders to spend less money more wisely in managing our watersheds and streams. Holmgren says the permaculture design slogan for water “Slow it, spread it, and sink it” can be applied at all scales from the backyard to the watershed.

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Monet’s Garden at Melliodora

An invitation to be a “pop up speaker” at the NGV’s Monet’s Garden Exhibition gave me an opportunity to address this vexed role of aesthetics in  permaculture, in a very special context.  I was speaking in the largest exhibition space surrounded by Monet’s magnificent water lillies. This post splices my speaking notes with a selection of photos from Melliodora that illustrate the points of the talk. I began my talk by saying “I feel like the devils advocate invited into the Vatican of aesthetics”

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Compost toilets and Permaculture design principles

This brief piece was written in September 2003 as a contribution to a book (in French) by Christophe Elain, “Un petit coin pour soulager la planète: Toilettes sèches et histoires d’eau”, published 2005 by Goutte de Sable. Full text available for download.

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