" />
Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

David Holmgren: The reverse of globalization


In this video from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, ecologist David Holmgren traces the path of permaculture from its roots in the 1970s to its potential, in the future, to reshape how humans interact with the planet. He explains how its premise—working with nature rather than against it—will help us adapt to and survive in a resource-scarce world. Visit On The Earth Productions for the full interview.

—Elizabeth Whitman (Nation)

Short version (5:29 minutes). The first part of the longer interview . Describes permaculture and energy descent.

Long version (35:29 minutes) - The complete interview. Shown below

Editorial Notes: David Holmgren is one of the best writers on a post-peak future. One of David's first long interviews with Adam Grubb of Energy Bulletin in 2004: Peak Oil and Permaculture: David Holmgren on Energy Descent Recent interview with GroAction (2011): The upcoming transition away from a fossil-fuel based society: David Holmgren talks strategy His website: http://www.holmgren.com.au/ Books: Future Scenarios Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability More by and about Holmgren at Energy Bulletin. Photo from Chelsea Green. -BA

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


From Livelihoods to Deadlihoods

In India, economic development and modernity have transformed livelihoods …

This #ProgrExit Starts with your Longing

So, shine on you crazy Transitioners, and Changemakers of all Hues and …

Outside the Hall of Mirrors

The outcome of last week’s vote concerning Britain’s membership …

The Breakdown of Nations

I suppose I have no option but to write about Brexit, adding my own small …

Into the Ruins: Review

Those who enjoy fiction set in the deindustrial future should check out Into …

A Higher Calling for Higher Education

We need a new conception of human progress that recognizes the …

Breaking the System: A Review of Surviving the Future

The three-century-long reign of the market economy is nearing its end …