become a facilitator

Enjoyed David Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia and want to share the message wider?

We offer training for people who want to run retrosuburban workshops, facilitate local group activities or incorporate more RetroSuburbia material into their existing teaching practices. This is part of our RetroSuburbia Rollout strategy – we’d love to have you involved!

Our ‘RetroSuburbia Trainers and Facilitators’ workshops explore methods and tools for supporting people to create fulfilling, abundant and sustainable lives through retrofitting their homes, gardens and lifestyles.

RetroSuburbia facilitator workshops:

  • allow you to try out, and contribute to, retrosuburbia resources such as games and interactive spreadsheets and give you full access to the resources already developed
  • explore themes from RetroSuburbia in more detail
  • provide a forum for sharing your ideas and experiences with other participants working in similar fields
  • give you the opportunity to have your workshops listed on if you choose.


Our preferred format is a three-day workshop with the first two days open to anyone interested in exploring retrosuburban themes, and the third day just for aspiring trainers and facilitators. We can also run the workshop in two days, for just trainers and facilitators.

Beck Lowe is the facilitator for these workshops. She worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia – editing, researching and project managing. She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels from introductory workshops to post-graduate courses over more than 15 years.

For workshops taking currently taking bookings see below, or to organise a workshop in your area, contact us.

Upcoming Events:

2 - 3
10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Castlemaine, Victoria

RetroSuburbia Workshop Castlemaine

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 book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future will be explored in this two-day workshop. ...

23 - 25
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sustainability Learning Centre
50 Olinda Grove Mount Nelson, TAS 7007 Australia

RetroSuburbia Weekend Workshop Tasmania

Tasmania Retrosuburbia Workshop - Create a Sustainable and Resilient Household. Become a Registered Retrosuburbia Trainer. About this Event Two day Retrosuburbia Workshop, Hobart, Tas. Are you looking to ...

21 - 7
February - March
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Rocklyn Ashram

Permaculture Design Course Rocklyn Ashram

A PDC can be a life changing experience. Join us in the unique environment of the Rocklyn Ashram and be taught by a mix of experienced and enthusiastic permaculture tutors including David Holmgren and Beck Lowe. ...

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