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 dependant 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.
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 2 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 4 months ago by Sean Siemen
This is a good book for those who are new to permaculture.
I think there are better ones out there, but this covers the basics.
I think every home, town and city can put simple permaculture principles in place to conserve water and grow more productively where ever we live.Published 8 months ago by Sybil Y.
To people that already understand and practice sustainable life styles, the graphs on the beliefs and symbols on the theoretical concepts might be somewhat like preaching to the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by KA Black
I found the book a delight to read and thought provoking not only regarding permaculture gardening, but more about society culture. Read morePublished 16 months ago by David Crowther
I recommend this book not only for confirmed permies like myself, but also for anyone wanting to know more about how man and nature fit together and not in separate spheres. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kathy Shaw
I found this book gave me an understanding of the ethic behind permaculture. This is not the book to help you design your garden. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kerry E
I wanted to love this book but I felt it was so hard to read. Very creative and deep thinking but unless you have a pretty good understanding of permaculture this book might just... Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Justin Lau