Whether it’s a herb pot on the windowsill or tomatoes in the garden, we are being encouraged to grow at least some of our own produce for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

In some parts of our cities and towns community gardens are flourishing. Chickens and native bees are returning to many suburban backyards.

So what does it mean to live sustainably in our suburbs? How can we transform suburbia to achieve a carbon positive, low energy future?

Transforming the Suburbs, recorded at the National Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne on 11 February 2018

Panel included:

David Holmgren – permaculture co-originator
Costa Georgiadis – presenter, Gardening Australia
Dr Dominique Hes – senior lecturer, Sustainable Architecture, and director, Thrive Research Hub, University of Melbourne
Kat Lavers – permaculture practitioner and teacher
Michael Ableman – co-founder, Sole Food Street Farms
Moderator: Nick Ritar – co-director, Milkwood Permaculture

You can listen to the podcast here.

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