Australia and the world have lost one of its most influential thinkers on community-led approaches to sustainable development. Author, educator, academic, researcher and innovative thinker, Bill Mollison, died peacefully in Hobart, Tasmania, on 24 September.
EDUCATOR, dancer, garden agriculturist… is it possible to teach an internet-based permaculture design course, grow your own vegetables and fruit (while keeping your chooks and ducks away from them) and to be a Flamenco dancer?
Why not host a screening of the film at your permaculture event — The Chikukwa Project — it is a 53 minute documentary about a project in Zimbabwe.
Permaculture has achieved what the movement wished just a couple of decades ago. It is in the mainstream. It has become a common word and it is now having to shine it’s boots and pull up it’s socks.
With teaching from David Holmgren, Su Dennett and other leading practitioners, this PDC attracted students from every continent, to hear the latest on how to design for a sustainable lifestyle.
Vries’ solid background in agricultural education and organics maintained the agriculture side of permaculture that sometimes can get lost in the broad church of permaculture.
Down in Hobart there’s a hard-working team of fine folk creating the Hobart City Farm. For the sake of having a healthy food system, we need these types of enterprises popping up EVERYWHERE in Australia. Lets be sure to help this one make the transition from dream into reality. Share if you care!
Transition Town Mount Hawthorn is a community group closely aligned with Permaculture West. We received a small grant from the WA Waste Authority to create a community network around chickens in Mt Hawthorn.
So just how relevant or valuable IS an American farmer like Joel Salatin coming to Australia to talk small farm skills and enterprise planning?
Ross Mars is looking for a colour cover for his forthcoming book tentatively titled ‘The Permaculture Resource Book – Strategies, techniques and skills for the transition to a sustainable world’. Submission to be in by 16 January 2015