In this article, permaculture co-founder David Holmgren talks about the potential that suburban backyards offer for food security and social insurance – and says that ‘retrofitting the suburbs’ for food production involves rebuilding the structure of local community. He believes a revolution in society will result.
David Holmgren’s website has lots more information; or you can visit the Permaculture Research Institute to find out about courses, or (if you’re in Australia), try The Australian City Farm’s and Community Gardens Network website to find a community garden group near you.
See the full story published in the Sydney Morning Herald here
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