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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

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