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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future


Publisher: Melliodora Publishing, Author: David Holmgren, ISBN: 9780994392879, Format: Softcover, 210 x 275mm, 592pp, 90 watercolour /400 colour ills

This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a challenging but exciting mix of satisfying work, a more meaningful way of living and hope for the next generation.

Holmgren distils 40 years of experience into practical solutions for downshifting and retrofitting our homes, gardens, households, and—above all—ourselves.

RetroSuburbia is divided into three main sections: the built field, the biological field and the behavioural field, with a foreword by Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia).

The solutions, based upon permaculture principles, cover:

- modifying buildings and installing simple, effective technologies

- creating bountiful home gardens

- helping people lead more fulfilling and resilient lives.

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