03:00 - David Holmgren - Australia

Grow Local Live! Interview

By PopUp Permaculture

David Holmgren - Co-originator of Permaculture

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David on the beginnings of permaculture: 
'The word permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison and myself in the mid-1970s to describe an "integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man". 

A more current definition of permaculture, which reflects the expansion of focus implicit in Permaculture One, is "Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs". 

People, their buildings and the ways they organise themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent (sustainable) agriculture has evolved into one of permanent (sustainable) culture.' [3] 

Interview with David Holmgren on 'growing local' 
by Peter Charles Downey of Anima Mundi and the forthcoming United Natures 
- A United Nations of all species for International Permaculture Day 2013.

Here are some longer interviews where
we can hear more of David's great 'big-picture' mind.