Principles and Pathways integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to show a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. These principles are relevant to every aspect of how we reorganise our lives, communities and landscapes to creatively adapt to the ecological realities which shape human destiny. It is essential reading for permaculture designers and accessible to a wide range of critical thinkers.
For students and teachers of permaculture this book provides something more fundamental and distilled than Mollison’s encyclopaedic Designers Manual. For the general reader, this book provides refreshing perspectives on a range of environmental issues and shows how permaculture is much more than a system of gardening. For anyone seriously interested in understanding the foundations for sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading.
Permaculture Ethics & Design Principles DVD
In this presentation, David Holmgren explains permaculture ethics and design principles as thinking tools for creatively responding to the energy descent future on a limited planet. For those just getting involved in the practice of permaculture, this presentation gives you an inspiring overview of permaculture ethics and design principles that can be applied to every aspect of life.
Length: 85 minutes. PAL DVD Video – All Regions. NOTE: This DVD may not play on some older NTSC DVD players, but can be viewed on your computer. Disk included in sleeve inside back cover of the book.
About the Author
David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism.
As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2002). RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future (2018) is his manual for practical action. With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time.
David lives with his partner Su Dennett at “Melliodora”, a one-hectare (2.5 acre) permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at holmgren.com.au.