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Melliodora’s resident poet, Venie Holmgren will be one of the poets taking part in the “Winter morning poetry” reading session this Sunday, as part of the month long Daylesford Words in Winter festival.

The soon to be ninety-one year old will take you to the emotional landscape she paints with her mesmerising delivery. She may present some of the verses from her latest poetry book, the Tea House Poems, collection of poems composed during her stay at the tea house since relocating to Melliodora in early 2012.

Stroll down to  Breakfast & Beer this Sunday morning and immerse yourself in Venie’s evocative world of words.

 

What: Winter morning poetry (Words in Winter)

When: 10.30am to 12 noon, Sunday 4 August.

Where: Breakfast & Beer Café, 117 Vincent St., Daylesford

Cost: free

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David to talk on Monet’s Garden, Aug 9

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Claude MONET
French 1840–1926
Waterlilies (Nymphéas) (1916–19)
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
Gift of Michel Monet, 1966 (inv. 5164)
© Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, © Bridgeman-Giraudon / Presse

The National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition of the French impressionist Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny continues till September 8. The exhibition itself is quite extraordinary but what is outstanding is its “Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden” program. Every friday evening, the guests are treated with “pop-up” talks, great food, drinks and live music.

David Holmgren is invited to give a talk on permaculture, gardening and Monet on Aug 9. Have a date with Monet and David. The whole night’s program starts at 5.30pm.

 

6.30pm   
Pop-up Talk“The spell of Japan was upon them”: Japonisme, Impressionists and the Decorative Arts
Matthew Martin, Assistant Curator Decorative Arts
Exhibition Space, Ground Level

6.30–8.30pm  
DJ Set: Vince Peach 
The Great Hall, Ground Level

7pm 
NGV MembersThe making of Monet – In motion
Jemma Altmeier, Senior Coordinator, Media and Public Affairs
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level

7.30pm
Permaculture: Beyond Sustainability

David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept

8.30–9.30pm
Headline Music ActHalfway
The Great Hall, Ground Level

 

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Holmgren to open United Natures at CERES

un-logo-worldy-new-for-print-small-PNGDavid Holmgren will open the premier screening of Peter Charles Downey’s new full length, full strength documentary film, United Natures at Melbourne’s CERES on June 13.  Along with David, the film features great international cast such as Dr. Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, Father Bob Maguire, Polly Higgins, Dr. Helen Caldicott, John Seed, Cormac Cullinan, Michael Reynolds and many others.

Get down to CERES to see the film. David and Peter will be joined with John Seed for a Q&A session after the screening.

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‘Relocalisation’ at Charlottesville

Relocalisation-sliderFilm and discussion evening at Charlottesville,Va, USA on April 11. David Holmgren’s film “Relocalisation: How Peak Oil Can Lead to Permaculture” will be screened, followed by a talk by Gabe Engle who experienced a 17 months apprenticeship with David and his partner Su Dennett at  Melliodora, their home and permaculture demonstration site in Hepburn Springs in Australia. ‘Great Gabe’ will tell you all about his extensive permaculture experience down under. Should be a cracker night.

Where: The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative

When: 7pm, April 11

Cost: Free

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Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual – David doesn’t cringe

12 Jacket (3mm Spine) [GDOB-30H3-007}“He gave me the best response ever… He got on the blower and said ‘It’s great. I listened to the whole thing…and I didn’t cringe once.'”
Apparently that is how David Holmgren responded upon listening to the album, inspired by and named after the concept he jointly developed some three decades ago, according to the recent ABC radio piece.
You can sample some of the Charlie Mgee‘s Formidable Vegetable Sounds System’s debut album “Permaculture: a Rhymer’s Manual” played live at the launch in Melbourne in April.
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David will be there not only to give a test drive to his newly acquired dancing shoes to serious ukelele music, but also  to say a few words about what could well be the first ever permaculture “concept” album.
When: 6pm Saturday April 6.

Where: CERES Environmental Park
Cost: (recommended donation $15) BYO drinks and snacks

The album is now available through the HD shop.

Here’s a footage of Formidable Vegetable Sound System in full flight at the Eclipse 2012 Festival in Cairns.

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Dave Jacke in Daylesford

A renowned permaculture pioneer from the US is to give a talk in Daylesford.

Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens, has taken the Forest Garden concept beyond its tropical origins and shown it can be adapted to temperate climates.

This talk is a unique opportunity for everyone interested in ecological solutions and especially permaculture practitioners.

When: 7pm, Wednesday March 13
Where: Senior Citizens Room (behind Town Hall) in Daylesford
Cost: $10 per person
Contact: hrn@internode.on.net or 5348 3636
Bookings essential and can be made on line here

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David to speak at Kinglake Ranges community resilience coalition workshop in April

902632_10200949866485731_1116073705_oDavid Holmgren will give a talk on Future scenarios and preparedness  at the “People & place – prosperity and preparedness” workshop organised by the Kinglake Ranges community resilience coalition. It is a free event and everyone is welcome.

When: Sunday 21 April, 9:30am till 6pm
Where: Kinglake Community Centre, Cnr Exton’s Rd, Kinglake Central
Cost: free
Contact: Daryl Taylor taylor.daryl.r@gmail.com

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