David Holmgren and Su Dennett presention at the 2012 AGM

David Holmgren presents at the 2012 BEAM AGM

David Holmgren presents at the 2012 BEAM AGM

The AGM at Gavan Hall this year was a great success, with an almost full house and some enlightening presentations by our esteemed guests, permaculture co-originator David Holmgren and his partner Su Dennett, co-convenor of Hepburn Relocalisation Network. This was complimented by a wide array of home cooked meals mainly sources from local produce.

David’s presentation illustrated the true energy (and water / waste) costs of the industrial food system, and that we have already reached the peak of energy supply. We are now entering an era of ever decreasing availability to cheap energy, meaning that we will need to become more independant with our food supply as industrial systems struggle to adapt. For more info visit: holmgren.com.au

Su’s presentation focussed on the down to earth aspects of how we can bring local food to local people. She has set up a Community Box Scheme that provides local vegies to the community, direct from the farmer, using her home as a drop off point. She also buys food in bulk and distributes it in smaller quanities at the same time.
For more info visit the Relocalise Hepburn website

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