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              RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter's Guide to a Resilient Future
               

              RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter's Guide to a Resilient Future (Paperback)

              By Holmgren, David

              • RRP: $192.99
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              This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a challenging but exciting mix of satisfying work, a more ...meaningful way of living and hope for the next generation. RetroSuburbia is divided into three main sections: the Built, the Biological and the Behavioural along with the introductory section 'Setting the scene'.
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              ISBN 9780994392879
              Published NZ 10 Feb 2018
              Publisher Melliodora
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              Melliodora: Hepburn Permaculture Gardens
               

              Melliodora: Hepburn Permaculture Gardens (CD-Rom)

              By Holmgren, David

              • RRP: $41.99
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              Permaculture is much more than organic gardening. Arguably it is one of Australia's greatest intellectual exports, having helped people worldwide to design ecologically sustainable strategies for their homes, gardens, farms and communities. This book charts a history of the first... three decades of permaculture, through the personal stories of Australian permaculturists. From permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, to ABC TV's Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne, the authors span the generations and the continent. These stories represent the scope, depth and diversity of permaculture in Australia and around the world. They explore some of the influences on those who have embraced it, record milestones and highlight recurring themes. The editors' contributions and afterword by social ecologist Professor Stuart B. Hill frame the stories in terms of transformation of the inner landscape of our minds and hearts, as the critical starting point for the outer change that is needed. For those whose lives have been changed by permaculture, this book provides a context for articulating and celebrating their own stories and experiences. Even more, it invites each of us, permaculturists or not, to embrace our power in designing our world out of the best in ourselves, for the benefit of the whole earth community.
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              ISBN 9780975078600
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2005
              Publisher Holmgren Design Services
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              Hepburn Permaculture Gardens: 10 Years of Sustainable Living, 1985-1995 : a Case Study in Cool Climate Permaculture

              Hepburn Permaculture Gardens: 10 Years of Sustainable Living, 1985-1995 : a Case Study in Cool Climate Permaculture (Paperback, 2nd Rev ed.)

              By Holmgren, David

              • RRP: $49.99
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              A case study in cool climate permaculture. The contents and their sequence is designed to help understand the design and planning process used in the Hepburn permaculture site.

              ISBN 9780646269900
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2001
              Publisher Holmgren Design Services
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration
                

              Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration (EPUB ebook)

              By Orion, Tao; Foreword by Holmgren, David

              Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems that they depend on. Concerns that invasive species represent significan...t threats to global biodiversity and ecological integrity permeate conversations from schoolrooms to board rooms, and concerned citizens grapple with how to rapidly and efficiently manage their populations. These worries have culminated in an ongoing "war on invasive species," where the arsenal is stocked with bulldozers, chainsaws, and herbicides put to the task of their immediate eradication. In Hawaii, mangrove trees (Avicennia spp.) are sprayed with glyphosate and left to decompose on the sandy shorelines where they grow, and in Washington, helicopters apply the herbicide Imazapyr to smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) growing in estuaries. The "war on invasive species" is in full swing, but given the scope of such potentially dangerous and ecologically degrading eradication practices, it is necessary to question the very nature of the battle. Beyond the War on Invasive Species offers a much-needed alternative perspective on invasive species and the best practices for their management based on a holistic, permaculture-inspired framework. Utilizing the latest research and thinking on the changing nature of ecological systems, Beyond the War on Invasive Species closely examines the factors that are largely missing from the common conceptions of invasive species, including how the colliding effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and changes in land use and management contribute to their proliferation. Beyond the War on Invasive Species demonstrates that there is more to the story of invasive species than is commonly conceived, and offers ways of understanding their presence and ecosystem effects in order to make more ecologically responsible choices in land restoration a
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              ISBN 9781603585644
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Released NZ 17 Jun 2015
              Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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              Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
               

              Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change (EPUB ebook)

              By Holmgren, David

              In Future Scenarios, permaculture co-originator and leading sustainability innovator David Holmgren outlines four scenarios that bring to life the likely cultural, political, agricultural, and economic implications of peak oil and climate change, and the generations-long era of "...energy descent" that faces us. "Scenario planning," Holmgren explains, "allows us to use stories about the future as a reference point for imagining how particular strategies and structures might thrive, fail, or be transformed." Future Scenarios depicts four very different futures. Each is a permutation of mild or destructive climate change, combined with either slow or severe energy declines. Probable futures, explains Holmgren, range from the relatively benign Green Tech scenario to the near catastrophic Lifeboats scenario. As Adam Grubb, founder of the influential Energy Bulletin website, says, "These aren't two-dimensional nightmarish scenarios designed to scare people into environmental action. They are compellingly fleshed-out visions of quite plausible alternative futures, which delve into energy, politics, agriculture, social, and even spiritual trends. What they do help make clear are the best strategies for preparing for and adapting to these possible futures." Future Scenarios provides brilliant and balanced consideration of the world's options and will prove to be one of the most important books of the year.
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              ISBN 9781603582063
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              Language en
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2009
              Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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              In Defense of Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecological Restoration and Resilient Ecosystems
                

              In Defense of Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecological Restoration and Resilient Ecosystems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Orion, Tao; Foreword by Holmgren, David

              • RRP: $48.99
              • $48.99
              • Internationally sourced

              Invasive species are everywhere, from forests and prairies to mountaintops and river mouths. Their rampant nature and sheer numbers appear to overtake fragile native species and forever change the ecosystems that they depend on. Concerns that invasive species represent significan...t threats to global biodiversity and ecological integrity permeate conversations from schoolrooms to board rooms, and concerned citizens grapple with how to rapidly and efficiently manage their populations. These worries have culminated in an ongoing war on invasive species, where the arsenal is stocked with bulldozers, chainsaws, and herbicides put to the task of their immediate eradication. In Hawaii, mangrove trees (avicennia spp.) are sprayed with glyphosate and left to decompose on the sandy shorelines where they grow, and in Washington, helicopters apply the herbicide Imazapyr to smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) growing in estuaries. The war on invasive species is in full swing, but given the scope of such potentially dangerous and ecologically degrading eradication practices, it is necessary to question the very nature of the battle. Beyond the War on Invasive Species offers a much-needed alternative perspective on invasive species and the best practices for their management based on a holistic, permaculture-inspired framework. Utilizing the latest research and thinking on the changing nature of ecological systems, Beyond the War on Invasive Species closely examines the factors that are largely missing from the common conceptions of invasive species, including how the colliding effects of climate change, habitat destruction, and changes in land use and management contribute to their proliferation. Beyond the War on Invasive Species demonstrates that there is more to the story of invasive species than is commonly conceived, and offers ways of understanding their presence and ecosystem effects in order to make more ecologically responsible choices in land restoration and biodive
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              ISBN 9781603585637
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2015
              Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing Co
              Interest Age General Audience
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