Its Place as an Alternative / in Alternative Scenarios

David Holmgren. 2009. Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change. Chelsea Green Publishing, Canada.

Toby Hemenway. 2013. Redesigning Civilization — with Permaculture. Video. Retrieved from

From the video's description, “Modern agriculture, industry and finance all extract more than they give back, and the Earth is starting to show the strain. How did we get in this mess and what can we do to help our culture get back on track? The ecological design approach known as permaculture offers powerful tools for the design of regenerative, fair ways to provide food, energy, livelihood, and other needs while letting humans share the planet with the rest of nature. This presentation will give you insight into why our culture has become fundamentally unsustainable, and offers ecologically based solutions that can help create a just and sustainable society.”

Happen Films. 2015. David Holmgren Interview on Permaculture, Energy Descent & Future Scenarios. Video. Retrieved from

From the video's description, “David Holmgren is the co-originator, with Bill Mollison, of permacuture. 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!”

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