RetroSuburbia - The Downshifters Guide To a Resilient Future
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Within the pages of RetroSuburbia, David Holmgren (co-originator of permaculture) throws out a challenge to us all – can we adapt in the place we live right now, and thrive?
Can we imagine a resilient future for our street? How do we make that happen? Is it even possible?
This 592-page manual shows how Aussies 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.
The strategies within RetroSuburbia are also enormously do-able. For all homeowners and renters in south-eastern Australia and beyond, many parts of this book can be used at your place to make things better.
RetroSuburbia as a manual is built around three fields – the built, the biological, and the behavioural. Of course, all three of these are entwined in any resilient system, but pulling them apart is very useful.
Daring to adapt in place, rather than heading for the hills, might just be the most radical, anti-capitalist, dangerous thinking this side of the suburbs. But this is exactly what RetroSuburbia invites you to do.
In its essence, this book is a hefty 2.3kg invitation for you to create the world you want, right where you already are.
The book is published in full colour with 556 photos and over 100 watercolour illustrations from Australian permaculture illustrator, Brenna Quinlan.
Here's the full RetroSuburbia.com website, with stacks of free resources.
Size: 275 x 210 x 41 mm (1.8 kg)
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