David 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.
Holmgren's seminal work, drawing together and integrating 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. Essential reading for permaculture designers and accessible to a wide range of critical thinkers. An updated version is available as an eBook. This 2017 revised edition is more accessible than the original, with…
This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a challenging but exciting mix of satisfying work, a more meaningful way of living and hope for the next generation. RetroSuburbia is divided into three main sections: the…
A summary of permaculture concept and principles taken from Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren. Available here as a 22 page A5 booklet on 100% recycled paper. Also available as an eBook from permacultureprinciples.com
Showcasing David Holmgren and Su Dennett's cool climate permaculture design over the first 20 years of it's development. 'Melliodora' is one of Australia's leading demonstration sites, particularly relevant to people on both small rural properties and larger town blocks. Available here on CD with fold out colour poster and as a download from permacultureprinciples.com
Arguably permaculture is one of Australia’s greatest intellectual exports, having helped people worldwide to design ecologically sustainable strategies for their homes, gardens, farms and communities. Permaculture Pioneers explores social and inner change for sustainability, charting a history of the first three decades of permaculture, through the personal stories of Australian permaculturists. From permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, to ABC Gardening Australia…
Originally published in 1991, this classic book has been reprinted and is still compatible with latest understandings, providing a unique case study approach. A new foreword reviews the material in the context of the devastating 2009 'Black Saturday' bushfires in Victoria, Australia. Available as a download from permacultureprinciples.com
The definitive collection of permaculture related magazine articles, conference papers, public lectures, book reviews, presentations and other work by David Holmgren from 1978 up until 2006. Available as an eBook on CD. Available as a download from permacultureprinciples.com.
In this presentation, David Holmgren explains permaculture ethics and design principles as thinking tools for creatively responding to the energy descent future on a limited planet. For those just getting involved in the practice of permaculture, this presentation gives you an inspiring overview of permaculture ethics and design principles that can be applied to every aspect of life.
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