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THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS — 1: Introductory notes

October 11, 2010 |

THE PERMACULTURE PAPERS is a recollection of people, places and events encountered during my time as participant-observer in permaculture design, education and community work.

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Future scenarios — both scary and hopeful

October 2, 2009 | 2

IT MIGHT BE UNDERSTANDABLE that David Holmgren’s latest book, Future Scanarios, leaves some readers feeling rather depressed. That’s because of some of the scenarios he outlines, that are likely to result from the combination of climate change and the peaking of the global oil extraction before 2015, are rather glum.

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Food for thought in Sydney — two days with David Holmgren

October 2, 2009 |
David Holmgren

David Holmgren

IT WAS A BUSY FEW DAYS in Sydney for David Holmgren and his son, Oliver. First came David’s appearance at Randwick City Council’s annual Ecoliving Fair, followed next day with a full-day workshop and an appearance that evening at a TransitionSydney Cafe Conversation.

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Great speakers, great company, great food, great conviviality

July 26, 2007 |

First published 2007.

The Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network annual conference 2007.

An unofficial report by Russ Grayson

MARCH IN MELBOURNE is a meteorologically confused time. One day, it’s hot and sticky – T-shirt weather. The next, it’s cold and windy – jackets are the order of the day. Then the rain comes, not in any great downpour but in sporadic showers, for this is a city in drought.

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A short and incomplete history of permaculture

July 26, 2007 | 3

In 2007, ABC Organic Gardener magazine editor, Steve Payne, and Russ Grayson were approached by New Internationalist magazine to write a brief history of the permaculture design system, with particular focus on its formative years.

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Four ways of reading the land

August 26, 1998 |

Story & photographs: Russ Grayson 1998

An ability to read the landscape is a critical skill for landscape designers, farmers and other landusers.

David Holmgren describes four techniques that have proven of value.

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