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Can A Permaculture Makeover save the Suburbs?
Public lecture by David Holmgren

Co-originator of the permaculture concept.

One of Australia’s leading environmental thinkers outlines the history, problems and solutions for redesigning our suburban landscapes and lifestyle in preparation for the energy descent future of climate change and peak oil.
David challenges many of the orthodoxies and assumptions of mainstream urban sustainability with refreshing common sense about the world our children and grandchildren will inherit.
Beyond the grim prospects, David leads us the through an exciting scenario where our street can be given a permaculture makeover, empowering  us to start at home, connecting with our neighbours and working creatively around the obstacles without waiting for governments to show leadership.
Come to be informed, challenged and inspired as he explains how, in preparing for the energy decent future, we don’t have to move to the country to become more self reliant.
A chance to ask David questions and connect with local groups and resources.
David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator (with Bill Mollison) of the permaculture concept (1978).  His recent book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability provides deeper insights into the principles behind permaculture strategies and techniques for living within nature’s limits. See
                                               David Holmgren

Holmgren will be giving a limited number of public lectures and workshops in New Zealand en route to Latin America for a 6-month speaking and teaching tour.  For the full program visit
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