David Holmgren Workshop

Creative Collectives are very proud to present this special event: 

A HALF-DAY WORKSHOP WITH DAVID HOLMGREN
"Empowering Permaculture Activists"

This will be a chance to get up-close and personal and gain an in-depth insight into the the issues David Holmgren is most passionate about. During his presentations he will uncover new perspectives to keep permaculture activists ahead of the game.

“The interactions between Climate Chaos, Oil Shocks and Economic Contraction is confused in the minds of the public and policy makers alike. The rapidly changing context in which sustainability activists and entrepreneurs work is reshaping the context for planning and action.”

This workshop is intended to help those at the front line of sustainability use the over-the-horizon thinking of leading Australian sustainability teacher, David Holmgren. Building on thirty years of permaculture teaching, Transition activism and personal example David synthesises how to survive, thrive and contribute to a better world, wracked by unfolding climate chaos, peak energy, economic contraction and geopolitical stress. The Brown Tech Energy Descent scenario is the reference point and context for the workshop, but David also draws on more recent published and unpublished work, including an Energy Descent Action Planning consultancy for Hepburn Shire

Permaculture Workshop VictoriaCouncil (Vic) as well as his influential Retrofitting the Suburbs presentations that have evolved over time to the current version Surfing The Suburbs.

Topics Covered:

1.Energy Descent Scenarios, Planning and Outcomes. 

Personal Peak Probability Profile, Mainstream Sustainability & Permaculture/Transition compared, Nested Scenarios, EDAP framework & Melliodora case study.

2. Brown Tech Signposts and sub scenarios. 

a. property bubble collapse; b. climate chaos disasters and c. geopolitical/energy shock.

3. Interactive group activity

A personal consideration of sub-scenarios and permaculture strategies.

NETWORKING DINNER: The workshop will be followed by a networking dinner. This will be a chance to meet the other participants, enjoy a healthy meal and relax on the farm for a while before heading home.

WHERE: Creative Collectives Lara. Full address sent upon ticket purchase.

Lara is 45mins from Melbourne and 20mins from Geelong. Lara station is on the Geelong V-Line and pickup from the station can be arranged upon request. (Lara station is only 4kms from the workshop site).

WHEN: Sunday, 13th July. Workshop – 1-4pm. Networking Dinner – 4-7pm.

PRICE: $100 per person. Best to book early as tickets are limited to a maximum of 40 and selling fast.