Holmgren Design
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May 25 - 26 2019


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


$300 - $450



RetroSuburbia Workshop Hobart

Hello! We are currently taking expressions of interest for a two-day RetroSuburbia workshop in Hobart on 25 & 26th May. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested, as we will only open bookings if we get enough potential participants. We can also run an extra day for RetroSuburbia Trainers and Facilitators before or after the workshop if there is enough interest. Descriptions of these workshops are below. Please email Beck to register your interest or ask any questions.

Two day RetroSuburbia Workshop

Are you looking to create a more sustainable and resilient household? Wondering how to retrofit your current home or circumstances? Wanting to grow more food, reduce your energy use and enjoy a more satisfying, fulfilling life? These and other themes from David Holmgren’s new book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future will be explored in this two-day workshop. Participants will undertake activities and exercises to help them assess their current situation and plan for the future as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss various aspects of the book. Workshop includes morning and afternoon tea.

Trainers and Facilitators add-on day

Trainers, educators and community facilitators who would like to incorporate more retrosuburban themes into their practice are invited to attend an extra ‘Trainers and Facilitators’ day at the end of the workshop. Participation in this add-on day allows attendees to become registered retrosuburban trainers with access to extensive training resources, and to apply to have their courses listed on This day will explore further methods and tools for supporting people to create fulfilling, abundant and sustainable lives through retrofitting their homes, gardens and behaviour patterns. It is also a chance to share your ideas and experiences with other participants working in similar fields, and explore retrosuburban themes in more detail. It is expected that participants on this day will have already read and be familiar with the material in RetroSuburbia.

About Beck Lowe

Beck Lowe worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia as chief editor, researcher and project manager. Since publication, she has also taken on the role of education coordinator. She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels for more than 15 years. She has practical permaculture experience in private and community spaces in inner city, urban and rural areas.


General workshop Sat & Sun 25 + 26 May with an optional add-on Trainers and Facilitators day either before or after the workshop.

2 day standard $300 / 2 day concession $250
3 day standard $500 / 3 day concession $450

Please email Beck to register your interest or ask any questions.

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