David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of permaculture. In 1978, he and Bill Mollison published Permaculture One, starting the global permaculture movement. Since then, David has developed three properties, consulted and supervised on urban and rural projects, written eight more books, and presented lectures, workshops and courses in Australia and around the world. His writings over those three decades span a diversity of subjects and issues, whilst always illuminating aspects of permaculture thinking and living. Within the permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and showing by personal example that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism.
This is the full interview we shot with him for our film “A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity”. We can only ever fit in a few minutes’ worth of the amazing interviews we get to shoot, so here’s the whole thing for people who want to get into the nitty-gritty!
The full interview is available at: https://youtu.be/uqwWdranB5A