David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Since then he has written several more books, developed three properties using permaculture principles, conducted workshops and courses in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan. 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 (2003). 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 and their son Oliver at "Melliodora", a one-hectare permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at www.holmgren.com.au.
condition of the book was excellent, however David Holmgren spends almost the entire time convincing the reader that he is knowledgable and doesn not provide any information on... Read morePublished 2 months ago by laverniagrandma
This is an outstanding book -- it is wholesome and commendable in its approach to global-sized solutions; even more so, it is dynamic in it's challenge to imagine, apply and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Virginia L.
A great read! I am pretty new to the holistic permaculture design and this book gives a very deep overview of the movement. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ana Sarvan
Very scientific. Not a light read for the beginner that I was at the time.Published 6 months ago by Jayna Marilyn
I've studied many different facets of sustainability, and this book does the best job of putting the key concepts together in a holistic manner. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Aaron Z Witham
Holmgren's writing style is a bit heady which may turn some readers off. But, if you're willing to deal with that, the book is a trove of information and perspective that every... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sean Siemen