Our Street (retrosuburbia for kids)
Author: Lowe, Beck and Holmgren, David
Illustrations by Brenna Quinlan
Publisher: Melliodora Publishing
Format: Paperback | full colour | 48 pp
Size: 210mm x 297mm
Discount: 35%. Bulk discount 37% for 12+ copies. Fair Share model.
Publication date: November 2020
- Colourful and engaging illustrations by Brenna Quinlan
- Encourages kids to live creative, sustainable lifestyles
- Looks at Australian suburbia since the 1950’s
- A positive book for kids with eco anxiety
- Included: thought provoking questions to get kids thinking and motivated to act
- Printed in Australia
Our Street – Beck Lowe and David Holmgren, with illustrations by Brenna Quinlan
Our Street is a fully illustrated story book for upper primary school age children. It explores how suburban life changes between the 1950s and 2020s, and provides a positive vision of the future. It is a useful tool for parents and educators to help inspire children with positive solutions for sustainable and resilient living, whilst reflecting on Australian history.
Join the kids living in a suburban Aussie street over seven decades and into the near future. How do they live? What do they eat? How do their households work? Can you help make your home and neighbourhood a happening place like this street?
Beck is a permaculture educator and writer. She undertook a life-changing Permaculture Design Course in 1994 and has been practicing permaculture ever since. She worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia as project manager, researcher and chief text wrangler, and reinterpreted his ‘Aussie Street’ story for kids in Our Street. She has also been editor and/or project manager on various new and re-releases at Melliodora Publishing.
Beck is the black sheep of the retrosuburbia family, living on her 60 acre permaculture farm near Heathcote in central Victoria. Besides work with Holmgren Design and Melliodora Publishing, and running her farm, she teaches permaculture, and is finishing her book on animals in permaculture. becklowe.com.au
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 (2003/2017) 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.
Brenna is a permaculture educator and illustrator extraordinaire. She works and lives in a passive solar tiny house at Melliodora, on Dja Dja Wurrung country. She lives a low-impact lifestyle alongside David Holmgren and Su Dennett where they grow food, milk goats, build soil, engage with the community and regenerate the land around them.
Brenna has worked as an illustrator for several organisations including the Bob Brown Foundation, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. She is also part of the Formidable Vegetable teaching team run in association with Resource Smart Schools Victoria, and regularly collaborates with Milkwood Permaculture and Melliodora Publishing on various projects and publications.
|Dimensions||210 × 297 × 4 mm|