David Holmgren

David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept. He lives with his partner Su Dennett at Melliodora, their permaculture demonstration site in Hepburn, Central Victoria.

Fusion Futures

How likely is it that the threads of thought and action attempting to reclaim cultures of restraint, restoration of nature and finding humanity’s place in that order, both at the local and the global level, over the last 100 years or so, would spread, let alone become dominant during any new pulse of free energy, so close on the heels of the frenzy of consumption of millions of years’ worth of stored sunlight (in fossil fuels)?

February 15, 2023

Leaky weirs

Flood Landscapes Revisited October 2022

That there is considerable overlap between permaculture responses to flood and fire resilient design reflects a deep listening to country, holistic and uncorrupted science and old fashioned common sense.

November 17, 2022


David Holmgren’s Journey with Permaculture Design Process – Part Two

Welcome back to Part Two of a conversation with permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, in which David continues sharing significant milestones from his many decades as a practicing permaculture designer.

April 20, 2021

David Holmgren self-portrait

David Holmgren’s Journey with Permaculture Design Process – Part One

I’m thrilled in this episode to share the first part of a two-part interview in which David Holmgren shares his journey with permaculture design process over the decades.

April 16, 2021


Stephen emails David: a collaboration

Hopefully these thoughts and linked writings will help with your own plans to grasp the opportunities of rapid changing context, contribute to minimising the damage in the local and wider world, and find the wisdom to recognise what we cannot change and deal with the resulting grief.

October 20, 2020

Albany wind farm Australia

Can changing habits for self-reliance and resilience help society avoid the worst of unfortunate futures?

Retrosuburbia provides the patterns and models that need to be replicated across our residential heartlands to achieve a scale of impact.

September 15, 2020

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