Our Street is an illustrated story book for upper primary school age children. Join the kids living in a suburban Aussie street over seven decades and into the near future. It explores how suburban life changes between the 1950s and 2020s, and provides a positive vision of the future. It is a tool for parents and educators to help inspire children with positive solutions for sustainable and resilient living, whilst reflecting on Australian history.
Our Street asks the Questions:
How do they live? What do they eat? In what ways do their households work? Can you help make your neighbourhood a happening place like this street?
About the author
David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator (with Bill Mollison) of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism.
As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios (2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2017) and his most recent book RetroSuburbia (2018). With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time. David lives with his partner Su Dennett at “Melliodora“, a one-hectare permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at holmgren.com.au.