Richard is a permaculture designer, graphic artist and 'do-it-yourselfer', who lives and works from his owner-built home in Seymour, Central Victoria, Australia.
In 1996 he hit the road in his Kombi, spending five years travelling Australia, where he discovered permaculture and intentional community, living at Carters Road Community for two years. Further travels overseas and another stint in the city eventually led to five year residency at Commonground, an intentional community and venue for social changes groups near Seymour.
His background in advertising has been put to good use, developing the design principle icons for David’s book ‘Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability’ which has developed into the 'permaculture principles' website that he founded and manages. Other publications have followed, including Holmgren’s eBooks, the Principles Teaching Kit, Permaculture Calendar and Diary.
With his partner Kunie and two young boys they live a low impact life in their suburban home called 'Abdallah House', inspiring others by demonstrating what is possible on a small block.
I'm on the look out for images for the 2015 permaculture calendar and the deadline is coming in fast - June 1
Promote a project that you've been involved in or share an observation that you've made on the premiere destination for people wanting to learn about the foundations and building blocks of permaculture
Practical. Educational. Beautiful. Competition to WIN 1 of 5 calendars - ends 30th Sept...
As an example on the Permaculture Principles website and the 2014 Permaculture Calendar.
The Permaculture Principles website has received a facelift and is now tithing net proceeds to Permafund
This years calendar features animal and food systems, permablitz and humanure, village and suburban living. It's more affordable and now supports Permafund - what more could you ask for?
Photographic submissions are now being sought for the 2013 Permaculture Calendar. It's a great way to promote your permaculture project for a whole month and get 5 calendars in the process.
Get ready for 2012 with the inspirational permaculture diary and calendar
This books charts a history of permaculture through the personal stories of some of Australias most influential pioneers, exploring the inner as well as the outer landscape.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Teacher: Jeff Nugent
|Location: Nannup, West Australia
|Date: Jan 1999
|Accredited Permaculture Training
|Type: Permaculture Diploma
|Teacher: Beck Lowe
|Date: Jan 2010
|Type: Permaculture Diploma
|Teacher: Bill Mollison
|Location: Permaculture Institute
|Date: Oct 2006
|Advanced Permaculture Principles and Planning Tools
|Type: Teacher Training
|Teacher: David Holmgren
|Date: Jul 2008