DAVID HOLMGREN IN MULLUMBIMBY - Press Release
AUSSIE STREET: TRANSFORMING THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM - Public Talk
Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Friday June 12, 7-10pm
RETROFITTING THE SUBURBS - Workshop
Mullumbimby Community Gardens, Saturday June 13, 9am-1pm
PRINCIPLES IN ACTION - Open Consultancy with David Holmgren
Free Farm, 312 Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby Creek, Sunday June 14, 1pm-5pm
Co-originator of the Permaculture concept, David Holmgren is an innovative environmental design consultant, public speaker and renowned writer. Based in the quaint township of Hepburn Springs in central Victoria, David maintains one of Australia’s best known permaculture demonstration sites, “Melliodora”. As David uses his carbon footprint selectively these days, we are very fortunate to have him visiting us in Mullumbimby for three unique events. Please note that David is available for interviews leading up to the event and can be contacted directly via the email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the work and life of David Holmgren please visit his website https://holmgren.com.au/
On Friday June 12 at Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 7-10pm David will be presenting his lecture “Aussie Street - Transforming the Australian Dream” where he investigates the reality of the “suburban dream” in an energy-descent future. There are many inspired ideas that David brings forward as a “refit manual” to move each of us towards more self reliance within our own homes and community. David’s talk will give an explanation of the energy-descent pathway ahead, and offer solutions we can adopt to ensure our own longer-term resource security. Doors open 6.30pm food and tea available ($15 advance, $20 door)
On Saturday June 13 at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens from 10am-1pm David Holmgren and his partner Su Dennett will be leading a “Retrofitting the Suburbs” workshop. David will explore ideas of future scenarios that could take place in Mullumbimby, as well as inspired solutions that are occurring worldwide within the “Transition movement”. Su will share her personal response to peak oil through the organising of a CSA veggie box program and facilitating the Hepburn Relocalisation Network. A great place for locals wanting to create a sustainable future to connect, collect ideas and direct their energies towards collaborative projects for the Byron Shire community ($85 group bookings, $100 full price. Limited space bookings essential). Following the workshop from 2-5pm will be the 2nd Annual Meeting “100% Sustainable Mullumbimby” where local initiatives new and old can share their ideas and inspire grassroots collaborations towards zero emissions. There will be a community fundraising lunch from 1-2pm made by Mullum S.E.E.D.
On Sunday June 14 at Free Farm in Mullumbimby from 1pm-5pm David will be hosting an open consultancy focusing on Principles in Action. During the consultancy David will share his experience on creating permaculture models that can restore and improve land while providing for residents’ needs. This provides a unique opportunity for participants to gather a deeper understanding of design principles and learn from David’s wealth of knowledge compiled after nearly 30 years of practice at his own homestead “Melliodora” located in Central Victoria. This workshop provides a rare occasion to learn from David in an intimate setting. ($85 group bookings, $100 full price. Afternoon tea included. Limited space bookings essential).
These events are being brought to Mullumbimby by Mullum S.E.E.D (the bones behind the Community Gardens) and Free Farm. Free Farm, based on Left Bank Road in Mullumbimby uses permaculture and regenerative agriculture techniques to farm in a way that returns health to the land and was founded by one of David’s long-time students and a fellow permaculture educator and designer, Cyrano Middleton. Cyrano is also available for local consultancy and holistic landscaping services. For more info on Free Farm visit www.freefarm.com.au or Mullum S.E.E.D visit www.mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org