Retrosuburbia: Aussie Street with David Holmgrem

Event Name
Retrosuburbia: Aussie Street with David Holmgrem
22 May 2019
Hawkesbury Campus

Address (Room): Building G1.G.51 (H.A.C Theatre)


Join us for an engaging conversation with permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. David will share his Aussie St work and help us understand the vital retrofits to our homes, gardens and, most fundamentally, our behaviours. Afterwards David will participate in a panel discussion with Western Sydney experts, followed by a Q&A. This event is open to anyone interested in attending. David Holmgren, permaculture visionary and story teller takes us back through the decades of our lived history in the streets where the quarter acre hosted the Aussie post war dream, through the decades of rising affluence and additions, aging and infill, permaculture inspired retrofit and on, through a gritty but inspiring and realistic transformation in the Great Depression of the 2020s. Aussie St is a permaculture soap opera, made real by masterful story telling that sounds a warning and clarion call for direct action on the home front. The presentation is also a window into the rich palette of design solutions and tips that Holmgren has explored in in his latest opus, Retrosuburbia; the downshifters guide to a resilient future. Copies of Retrosuburbia will be available to purchase and David will gladly sign any copy at the conclusion of this event, whether purchased at the event or prior to. Cost: $10 per person and includes a light supper. Ticket sales close on Sunday, 2nd June. RSVP: Registration is essential (online) prior to the event. Purchase your tickets from our secure OneStop. Please note that tickets are NOT available for purchased at the door. Seats are limited.

Speakers: David Holmgren

Web page:

Name: Helen Angelakis

Phone: 02 4570 1000

School / Department: Sustainable Futures