David Holmgren


David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept. He and his partner Su Dennett live at “Melliodora” in Hepburn, Victoria, one of the best known permaculture demonstration sites in Australia. As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability that are highlighted in his book, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. His more recent work Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt To Peak Oil and Climate Change outlines energy descent futures that could emerge over the next few decades.

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