Rocket Science #11 – David Holmgren “Sustainable Energy from Sustainable forests: opportunities in a world of climate change and the end of cheap oil”

This special “Rocket Science” session featuring local sustainability practitioner David Holmgren will be held on Sunday 25th October at DIG Cafe [3.30pm start].

Know locally and globally for his work ton the development and evolution of permaculture, David lives at Hepburn Springs where he lives and works using the principles he developed more than 30 years ago. His talk precedes the world climate treaty talks scheduled for Copenhagen in December and focuses on energy generation from renewable sources.

Bill Mollison and David coined the word Permaculture in the 1970s. Today David explains the word means: “Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways in which they organise themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent or sustainable agriculture has evolved to one of permanent or sustainable culture.”

To read a short article written by David entitled Firewood: Sustainable and Appropriate Energy Source click here. For further information visit


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