[permaculture] David Holmgren to speak on Permaculture Strategies in a World of Declining Fossil Fuel in Vancouver BC Canada Sept 10, 3pm

Harold Waldock hwaldock at telus.net
Sat Aug 13 13:51:19 EDT 2005

"Permaculture Strategies in a World of Declining Fossil Fuel"
With David Holmgren
Hosted by the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems and UBC Farm
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Afternoon Lecture 3- 6 pm
University of British Columbia, MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall, Room 166

In the 21st Century many challenges face us. We live in a world of
unprecedented wealth from harvesting enormous storages of fossil fuels
created by the earth over billions of years. In a world where this source of
energy begins to decline, what innovative ways will we use to design a
sustainable future?

On Saturday, September 10 2005 at 3 to 6pm, the Vancouver Permaculture
Network hosts David Holmgren from Australia in his only Canadian mainland
appearance for a talk on "Permaculture Strategies in a World of Declining
Fossil Fuel". The Location is at UBC MacMillan Building, 2357 Main Mall,
Room 166.

Holmgren is a permaculture designer and consultant, whose most recent work
has focused on global permaculture strategies addressing the issue of
“energy descent”, a concept that acknowledges a future of reduced fossil
fuels, but plans within a framework of gradual transition and adaptive
strategies. In drawing permaculture links to future design for homes, cities
and agriculture, lessons learned can be applied everywhere, especially in
the urban environment.

Permaculture is a design system based on ecological principles for creating
sustainable human environments, and is one of the most holistic, integrated
systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world. Originally
coined from the words PERMAnent agriCULTURE, it has evolved to one of
permanent or sustainable culture with consciously designed landscapes that
mimic the patterns of nature.These strategies are particularly important in
urban agriculture.

David Holmgren (www.holmgren.com.au) is a designer and consultant, and
co-originator of the permaculture concept with Australian biologist Bill
Mollison, and co-author of “Permaculture One” (1978), a milestone in the
application of environmental design to productive land use. Since 1978 he
has authored numerous articles and several books, conducted workshops and
courses, and consulted for urban and rural projects in Australia and New
Zealand. His most recent book, “Permaculture:Principles and Pathways Beyond
Sustainability”, provides a broad conceptual framework for permaculture
design education.

The event is organized by the Vancouver Permaculture Network,
Cost is $15.-$25. sliding scale, students $10. No reservations are required
for the lecture. For more information, please call (604) 876-7330, email
falvey at telus.net, Sponsors: UBC Farm, www.agsci.ubc.ca/ubcfarm Circle of
Life Society, www.gvofc.hub.org/col.html , and the Shuswap Association for
Promotion of Eco-Development, (SAPED) www.saped.org

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