David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept. He and his partner Su Dennett live at “Melliodora” in Hepburn, Victoria, one of the best known permaculture demonstration sites in Australia.
Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a permaculture 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 that are highlighted in his book, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. It has become the text that is expanding permaculture beyond the garden and farm to redesigning our lives in ways that reflect ecological realities. His more recent work Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt To Peak Oil and Climate Change outlines energy descent futures that could emerge over the next few decades.
His latest work RetroSuburbia: a downshifters guide to a resilient future shows how the residential landscapes of our cities and towns can be transformed for the better by the residents. It due for release in May 2017.
David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time.
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