Unstress podcast

In this podcast, David Holmgren joins Dr Ron Ehrlich to chat about RetroSuburbia, the 12 principals of permaculture and how they can be applied to all aspects of life, how we can downshift and redesign our lives to become more involved in our local community and the power that we...

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Sense-making in a Changing World podcast

In this episode of "Sense-making in a Changing World", Morag Gamble interviews David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture and explores how permaculture can help us practically navigate these challenging times and create locally resilient communities.

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Victories of a gardening culture: The Sustainable Hour podcast

In this podcast, permaculture co-originator David Holmgren reveals his motivation for doing what he does and his belief that permaculture holds many answers to the problems we face in our world today.

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Post-Doom interview

Permaculture As Reconnection: David Holmgren in conversation with Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow

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Gardening Australia

David Holmgren is the co-originator of permaculture and an educator in sustainable living. Costa Georgiadis asks him about the permaculture demonstration site Melliodora, how gardeners can approach the principles of permaculture in their own lives, and how his personal approach to his property and permaculture has shifted over the last...

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Urban Farm U Podcast

In part 1 of 3 we hear from David Holmgren, the co-founder of permaculture, about the birth of permaculture over 40 years ago. Learn about what inspired the concept of permaculture, permanent agriculture, working with nature, sustainability, and how to take new industry concepts and have them become widely accepted....

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Diggers Club magazine article

Although permaculture has its roots in the idea of perennial food garden, there are many other ways in which permaculture principles can be applied to food growing.

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‘Aussie St’ in Morwell

On June 1 2019, David Holmgren gave his much loved 'Aussie St' presentation to a crowd of over 200 people at Kernot Hall in Morwell, in the Latrobe Valley.

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Next Economy Now Podcast

Kevin Bayuk interviews David Holmgren about RetroSuburbia.

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Permaculture Podcast: RetroSuburbia

In these 2 episodes of the Permaculture Podcast recorded by co-host David Bilbrey, David Holmgren discusses the ideas and frameworks in his latest book, RetroSuburbia.

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All The Dirt: Gardening, Sustainability And Food

Deryn Thorpe and John Colwill from All The Dirt podcast talk with David Holmgren about his life and how we can downshift our energy use and grow more food.

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Permaculture pioneer to speak in Newcastle on answers to the eco-crisis

Is a mortgage and a big HECS debt a smart way to go for young people?
David Holmgren, who gained eco-celebrity status for being the co-originator of permaculture, says a lot of youngsters are questioning this nowadays.

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The Hive Podcast

Nathalie Nahai and David discuss the science and heritage of the permaculture model, what sustainability really means on the larger scale, and how to enjoy a richer, more meaningful life through radically changing the way in which we relate to, and draw resources from, the earth.

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Farming futures discussed in Healesville

Farmers, landowners and community members heard about how climate change could impact them and how they can prepare to meet the challenges climate changes poses in the Yarra Ranges.

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The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine

David speaks about "RetroSuburbia: Action, Resilience & Future Visions" as part of the Castlemaine State Festival.

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The New York Times: An Australian environmentalist’s next act

David Holmgren grows almost everything he eats. He doesn’t own a mobile phone or a television, and most of his clothing is secondhand. He never flies, won’t go to a supermarket and can’t remember his credit card PIN.

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Resistance Radio 9

Resistance Radio interview

Derrick Jensen interviews David Holmgren about permaculture, its influence and its future, and the relevance of the suburbs in playing a role in building community resilience.

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Pip Permaculture Podcast #9: RetroSuburbia

Pip editor Robyn Rosenfeldt in conversation with David Holmgren discussing David's best selling book “RetroSuburbia”.

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Reading RetroSuburbia: Security in Hard Times

At the 2018 New Economy Network Australia conference in Melbourne, David Holmgren spoke with me about reviewing his 2018 book, RetroSuburbia. I said a critical review would be unlikely as I agree with much of what he wrote.

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Permaculture Association UK: book review

RetroSuburbia is an extraordinary and magnificently crafted guide on living abundantly in uncertain times. Part manifesto, part manual, this is the book you and I did not realise we were waiting for!

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North America Permaculture Magazine

North America Permaculture Magazine: book review

Visiting David Holmgren at his 2-1/2 acre homestead in central Victoria changed my life. I caught a vision of what you might call ‘Permie Paradise’ – a family producing most of their own food and sharing the surplus with friends and neighbors doing likewise in the small Australian town of...

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Permaculture UK: book review

I am personally very excited and moved by this handbook. In my experience, this is the most important book since Bill Mollison's epic Permaculture Designer's Manual. I predict that it will redefine permaculture in the mainstream world and that downshifting permaculture practitioners and transitioners everywhere will love this resource!

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Subtle Disruptors podcast

There is a moment when I am talking with David Holmgren that I notice a shift in myself. He has been sharing the origins of the concept of permaculture in the 1970s, and how quickly it was picked up by people at the time.

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Canberra Weekly Review

RetroSuburbia is a fascinating and sometimes confronting book about preparing for an expected “energy descent future”. Author David Holmgren believes that collectively as individuals we can foster increased resilience in a rapidly changing world – especially through connecting with like-minded people in our community.

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Rune Soup podcast

Gordon from Rune Soup talks all things permaculture and Retrosuburbia with David Holmgren.

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All Being Well Poadcast

All Being Well

In many homes worldwide, David Holmgren is a beloved name. As the co-creator of the global permaculture movement, his work has touched millions of lives, and can be seen etched into the gardens of inner city projects, community co-operatives and large-scale farms.

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3RRR’s Greening the Apocalypse

Author, environmental designer and co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren, joins the team on Greening the Apocalypse to discuss what a RetroSuburban future might look like.

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Green Magazine: Permaculture Propagator

David Holmgren is a passionate activist committed to shaking up the status quo. To his devoted followers – as witnessed at this year’s Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne – he is the oracle from on high, the rockstar of permaculture. This consummate pedagogue is now fervently espousing his message of...

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