[permaculture] The key issue

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Sat Feb 3 17:44:30 EST 2007

Marsha Hanzi wrote:

> But, more seriously, there has been a thread in the permaculture movement, stemming from Mollison himself, 
> of separativity, of considering some people "enemies". It is difficult to move the world forward if we are in armed camps. 
> I think that phase is finally over, and I particularly appreciate David Holmgren´s efforts in this respect.
> I confronted the first "network" of permaculture in Brazil headon because it had as one of its tenets that the network  
 > was "completely separated" from anything else, when it seems to me that we should affirm that we are
> "completely connected"! 
> Happily the new PERMEaR network of permaculture practicioners here has that posture, and is doing beautiful work.

David lectured at UNC Chapel Hill a while ago. The event was well attended. Here's the notice for it:

 > ----- Original Message -----
From: "Will Hooker" <will_hooker at ncsu.edu>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 12:22 PM
Subject: permaculture giant speaking

Hi, All,
David Holmgren, an Australian who is one of the co-originators of
the discipline known as permaculture, is giving a public lecture here in
the Triangle on Thursday evening, July 21st at the Totten Center in
the NC Botanical Garden.  David is the 'brains' behind the permaculture
movement, and is an internationally renowned author, teacher, and
speaker on the tenets of this sustainable living methodolgy. This
is a 'don't miss' lecture.  (See the attached press release .)
Hope to see you there!


Friday, June 24, 2005
Beyond Sustainability ~ David Holmgren Lecture
North Carolina Botanical Garden The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 15/501 & Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel 
Hill, NC Phone 919.962.0522 Fax 919.962.0522 email visitncbg at unc.edu web www.ncbg.unc.edu For Immediate Release Beyond 
Sustainability Chapel Hill, NC—David Holmgren, the Australian co-originator of the concept and practice of 
“Permaculture,” will give a free public lecture at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Totten Center in Chapel Hill on 
Thursday, July 21st, starting at 7 pm. A short reception featuring locally produced foods will follow. Space is limited; 
participants are asked to call in advance to reserve a seat for the lecture: 919-962-0522. In the early 1970s, David 
Holmgren wrote a sophomore term thesis that, when turned into a book, launched the advent of Permaculture, a sustainable 
living methodology. He has been teaching, writing about, and living this philosophy ever since. He is currently on a 
four-month, around-the-world teaching tour. His lecture will answer the question, “What is permaculture?” He will link 
this with potential solutions to pressing concerns about our current high-energy lifestyles, which are dependent on a 
continuing supply of cheap petroleum—something that many believe is a rapidly disappearing reality. While visiting the 
area, Holmgren will also be touring some of Orange and Chatham Counties’ farms and developments that are working with 
permaculture principles. For more about David Holmgren’s work, visit his website: http://www.holmgren.com.au ### 
Contacts: Information about lecture or the N.C. Botanical Garden: Andrew Bell, 919-962-0522 Information about Holmgren’s 
visit to North Carolina: Will Hooker, 919- 515-1194
# posted by Guest Contributor : 6/24/2005 05:15:00 PM

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