Surfing the Suburbs: Public Forum with David Holmgren

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Date(s) - 19/07/14
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sustainable Living Tasmania


David 2013Join co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren, for an evening of exploration and discussion in Hobart outlining how, in the face of some of the biggest challenges of our time, Australians can adapt their suburbs and small towns to be productive, resilient, beautiful and fun.
Organised by Good life permaculture, David’s presentation uses permaculture design principles to show how getting out of debt, downsizing and rebooting our dormant household and community non-monetary economies is the best approach to living well that ordinary citizens can make. The idea that household and community economies could achieve unprecedented growth rates if the monetary economy takes a serious dive is a good news story you won’t hear from mainstream media.  The term ‘surfing’ suggests a stronger role for positive risk taking behaviour change without the need for expensive changes to the built environment that few may be able to afford.

More info is and bookings here.

Thanks to Sustainable Living Tasmania and Good Life Permaculture you’ll be able to tune in and watch from the comfort of your own lounge room.

They will be broadcasting live via Google hangouts and basic details can be found here.

4 Responses to Surfing the Suburbs: Public Forum with David Holmgren

  1. pram3010 January 24, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Hi all, I am a researcher & want to visit Australia to continue my research on suburbs people survivals. I want to know more about the culture, climate, their ways of living, cost of living, structure of living, etc. Brief about myself, i am a student of PhD. from India & doing deep research on people living in suburbs of developed & developing countries. Guys, i have searched on internet too. found few sites like – but not found much relevant to Australia. guys suggest something better to proceed quickly on my research…..Regards !


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