2019

Newcastle Libraries, Purple Pear Farm, Permaculture Hunter and and Slow Food Hunter Valley are organised a Fair Share Community Day at Laman St, Cooks Hill in Newcastle, on Saturday 22 June 2019, the Winter Solstice.

This co-incided with the visit from Victoria of David Holmgren, who co-originated the Permaculture design system with the late Bill Mollison in the 1970’s in Tasmania.  Since then, Permaculture has grown into a worldwide movement incorporating regenerative principles for living beyond sustainability, beyond approaches for living sustainably and growing food easily.

We called this event our own EcoSuburbia, in honour of David’s new book, RetroSuburbia, and it was a great family day featuring music, stalls, workshops and talks.

David’s talk was from 2pm – 4pm in Civic Hall with the video at Vimeo.

The Chair of Permaculture Hunter John Shiel, on behalf of Permaculture Hunter, would like to thank Alex Mills from the The City of Newcastle for his inspiration for the idea for this event and for the council hosting it, Maria and David Larratt for hosting David, and Lionel Chan for his great digital videography and editing skills. It was a very successful event with David over-flowing the lower hall in City Hall on a cold day when the rain poured out of the heavens.