Permaculture Pioneers- Su Dennett and David Holmgren Talk

September 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Join locals Su Dennett and her partner, David Holmgren, permaculture co-originator, for an intimate and candid Q+A session about all things permaculture. From the macro to the micro, from geopolitical perspectives to our compost heaps, no question is too big or too small to pose to these two pioneers whose lives are the embodiment of the permaculture ethics and principles.

David Suzuki dubs permaculture ‘Australia’s greatest intellectual export’.

Whilst population growth and consumption levels are pushing our Planet towards a catastrophic environmental tipping point, permaculture design offers a way that we, as individuals and communities, can take control of our future and live sustainably.

It is a design system which draws upon the great truths of traditional knowledge, modern scientific understandings and the ethics of a peaceful and democratic society. Developed in Australia in the late 70’s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, it is now taught in over 100 countries. Hundreds of thousands of people have graduated from Design Courses and are using this tool to build resilience and diversity into their lives, their local communities & in the workplace.

Permaculture can be employed by anyone, whatever profession or skill, on any scale, from balconies and backyards to farms, factories, businesses, schools and cities anywhere on the planet and in any climate. It offers a sustainable landscape, dignified human-scale living and self-reliant children who have the confidence to design a sustainable future for themselves.

It is based on three ethics: Care of the Earth, Care of Community and Acceptance of personal responsibility for consumption and population. Many practical design principles, technologies and strategies have evolved to make permaculture one of the most accessible and dynamic solutions to the issues we face in the 21st Century.

An array of permaculture books available for purchase and signing by David Holmgren.

Due to possible restrictions, you must book in advance for this event.

Price: $15 general / $10 concession

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent St. Daylesford,
Victoria 3460 Australia


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