Friday, June 24, 2005

Beyond Sustainability ~ David Holmgren Lecture

North Carolina Botanical Garden
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
15/501 & Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC
Phone 919.962.0522 Fax 919.962.0522 email web

For Immediate Release

Beyond Sustainability

Chapel Hill, NC—David Holmgren, the Australian co-originator of the concept and practice of “Permaculture,” will give a free public lecture at the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Totten Center in Chapel Hill on Thursday, July 21st, starting at 7 pm. A short reception featuring locally produced foods will follow. Space is limited; participants are asked to call in advance to reserve a seat for the lecture: 919-962-0522.

In the early 1970s, David Holmgren wrote a sophomore term thesis that, when turned into a book, launched the advent of Permaculture, a sustainable living methodology. He has been teaching, writing about, and living this philosophy ever since. He is currently on a four-month, around-the-world teaching tour. His lecture will answer the question, “What is permaculture?” He will link this with potential solutions to pressing concerns about our current high-energy lifestyles, which are dependent on a continuing supply of cheap petroleum—something that many believe is a rapidly disappearing reality.

While visiting the area, Holmgren will also be touring some of Orange and Chatham Counties’ farms and developments that are working with permaculture principles.

For more about David Holmgren’s work, visit his website:



Information about lecture or the N.C. Botanical Garden: Andrew Bell, 919-962-0522

Information about Holmgren’s visit to North Carolina: Will Hooker, 919- 515-1194

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