Aphorisms for Permaculture activists, APC10 In the final plenary of APC10, David Holmgren drew on lessons from over three decades of permaculture thinking and activism to distill pointers for using ethics and design principles to surf the energy descent future (without being dumped by king waves). An upbeat presentation that enscapsulated how the next generation […]
“This essay provides a framework for understanding the ideological roots of the current global crisis that I believe is more useful than the now tired Left Right political spectrum. I use this framework to provide a commentary on current political machinations around Climate Change and Peak Oil. Building form the same energetic literacy that informs […]
David Holmgren explaining a low cost technique for revegetation of eroded gullies without heavy machinery or chemicals. The technique turns thick, fire-prone blackberry cover into useful fire-resistant trees on what was a landscape completed denuded in the gold era. Working bee action in the background. Thanks to Dan Palmer of Very Edible Gardens (VEG) for […]
Sustainable Living Festival – February 2010 Climate change and peak oil demand we change our behaviour, organise our households and reshape our communities and landscapes for greater self reliance and resilience. The threat of bushfire provides the immediate context for application of these changes that will be more effective and empowering than top down centralised […]
A 52 page discussion paper focused on David’s home community of Daylesford and Hepburn where it is already influencing community and local government action. It covers a wide range of issues relevant to bushfire vulnerable communities in Australia and abroad including psychological and social preparedness through to management of fire prone landscapes. All of these […]
Interview with David Holmgren via the Farm Radio website. Please note: you need to pay to listen to this interview.
Extracted from the original Treehugger interview by Paula Alvarado in Buenos Aires, October 2007. “Many of the mainstream approaches to how we might make things more energetically efficient and ecologically friendly, although well intentioned, are a waste of time”, says David Holmgren. From a permaculture point of view, that is. This is because this set […]
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A keynote address by David Holmgren to the Urban Sustainable Living Expo Warrnambool Victoia 4th June 2006. This replaces an earlier presentation “Global Energy Peak Threat Or Opportunity” to launch the 8th Australian Permaculture Convergence Melbourne April 2005. Explains peak oil and permaculture strategies for the energy descent future. An empowering and inclusive understanding of […]
This piece was first published as an opinion piece in Water, Vol 32, No 8 December 2005, the Journal of the Australian Water Association. Download PDF (53KB)