Radio Adelaide interview

RetroSuburbia: it’s not a political manifesto, but it could easily be one, as it links to many of the major social and political issues of our time.

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ABC Organic Gardener

Abdallah House retrosuburban case study + book review.

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Seymour FM: EarthChat interview

Host Phil Bourne interviews RetroSuburbia designer + case study star Richard Telford, and project manager + editor at large, Beck Lowe.

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RetroSuburbia: Comments by Peter Harper

RetroSuburbia is undoubtedly a tour de force, and it is not too much to say it is also a masterpiece. It represents the distillation of a lifetime of experience by one of our generation’s most acute and original minds. Further, one of our generation’s most untiring observers and practitioners.

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ABC’s The Conversation Hour

Jon's guest is environmental designer, gardener, futurist, and author David Holmgren, co-originator of the permaculture concept (with Bill Mollison). His new book is RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future (Melliodora Publishing).

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Owner Builder April

RetroSuburbia Review: Owner Builder magazine

In his long awaited new book, David Holmgren throws out a challenge to all of us – can we adapt in place, and thrive?

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Grass Roots review

Rather than longing for acreage so you can achieve your self-reliance dreams, Holmgren's long-awaited tome is a blueprint for doing it now, and turning a bog standard suburban backyard into a resilient and productive food garden.

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ABC Gardening Australia review

Permaculture co-originator and renowned ecological thinker David Holmgren explores how to activate change and adopt practical solutions for a carbon-positive, low energy future.

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Retrofitting the suburbs: Owner Builder magazine

Our 1000m2 plot, which we call Tree Elbow, sits on the edge of town, the Central Lake Reserve and the Wombat State Forest in Daylesford, Central Victoria. When we moved here nearly a decade ago the vacant swampy block had only two trees: an oak to the north and a...

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Milkwood review

This book is dangerous. In its essence, RetroSuburbia invites and inspires us all to stay right where we are. Turning our suburbs upside down, to make the world we want.

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ABC Big Ideas podcast: Transforming the Suburbs

Whether it’s a herb pot on the windowsill or tomatoes in the garden, we are being encouraged to grow at least some of our own produce for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. In some parts of our cities and towns community gardens are flourishing. Chickens and native bees are...

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The Local Magazine

How are we to live? At a time when changes in everything from the weather to how politics and the economy work, uncertainty barges in, accompanied by fear and society becomes increasingly divided, this is the Big Question.

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