Permaculture Ethics & Design Priniples

DVD by Permaculture-pioneer David Holmgren!

Pieces of the DVD "Permaculture Ethics & Design Principles"
  Duration: 5 min 53 sec


Photo: Christian Wild - thanks!

David Holmgren is, together with Bill Mollison, the co-originator of the permaculture concept. Through the spread of permaculture around the world, his environmental principles have exerted a global influence.
In this presentation, he explains permaculture ethics and design principles as thinking tools for creatively responding to the energy descent future on a limited planet.

Following a brief but insightful coverage of the three ethics, Care of the Earth, Care of People and Fair Share, David focuses our attention in turn on each of twelve design principles that underpin the diversity of permaculture systems and solutions. Using simple yet powerful icons, proverbs and examples, David makes the link between the traditional wisdom of the elders and the power of systems thinking.
For those just getting involved in the practise of permaculture, this presentation gives you an inspiring overview of permaculture ethics and design principles that can be applied to every aspect of life.
For those who have completed a Permaculture Design Course this presentation, deepens your understanding to help you innovate rather than just copy proven permaculture systems and solutions.
For those involved in social change activism, this presentation provides a framework for positive contributions in helping our communities survive and thrive into the energy descent future.
For those wanting to show skeptical family, friends or colleagues that permaculture can give us a better understanding of the environmental/energy/economic crisis that is now engulfing the whole world, David provides a scientific and cerebral rationale for permaculture.

  We met David Holmgren during the international permaculture convergence 2005 in Motovun, Croatia, and he gave us an Interview.

Recorded in David’s home town of Hepburn, central Victoria, Australia, July 2008
as part of an Advanced Permaculture Principles and Planning Tools course.

Length: 83 min. PAL DVD Video - All Regions. Copyright © HDS 2009