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An evening with David Holmgren

David Holmgren outside in the garden.

Come along to a free event and hear from renown environmentalist and co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren.

Thursday 16 August 2018

Join an insightful evening with leading Australian environmental thinker David Holmgren in Castlemaine on Thursday 6 September.

David, who is best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept, will present his highly engaging multi-media talk ‘Aussie Street’ which highlights the importance of incorporating household food growing and neighbourhood activity into everyday life.

“‘Aussie Street’ is speculative eco-narrative, seen through the microcosm of four adjacent houses,” said David Holmgren.

“It presents a realistic and light-hearted portrait of our shared suburban history, and a gutsy and hopeful scenario of our shared future.

“The talk is my way of illustrating the changes that have occurred in suburbia over many decades, and the potential for positive, realistic changes into the future. It provides inspiration and ideas for anyone wanting to create a fulfilling and sustainable life,” he said.

Holmgren is the author of RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future, which shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient.

Holmgren will also participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with local thought leaders and sustainability advocates. Local community and environment groups will hold an information display, with supper and drinks available for sale from 6.00pm.

This special event is hosted by Mount Alexander Shire Council as part of its Sustainable Living Workshop series, in partnership with Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).

“David is a leading ecological thinker, writer, teacher and we are looking forward to hearing his thought provoking ideas, as well as the panel discussion amongst our local sustainability leaders about how we can move forward locally.” said Mary Blain, Deputy Chair, MASG.

Event details

What: RetroSuburbia | An evening with David Holmgren
When: 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Thursday 6 September 2018. Doors will open from 6.00pm for display, networking, food and drinks
Where: Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine
Cost: Free
RSVP: Bookings via Sticky Tickets essential - http://stks.be/retrosuburbia

For more information on Council’s sustainable living workshop series visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/SustainableWorkshops

Image: Head along and hear from renown environmentalist David Holmgren at a free talk in September.

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