Our Street (RetroSuburbia for kids) - Beck Lowe and David Holmgren
by Beck Lowe and David Holmgren, illustrated by Brenna Quinlan
Published by Melliodora Publishing - November 2020 - Paperback - 48pp - 29.7cm x 21cm
Our Street is a fully illustrated story book for upper primary school age children. It explores how suburban life changes between the 1950's and 2020's, and provides a positive vision of the future. It is a useful tool for parents and educators to help inspire children with positive solutions for sustainable and resilient living, whilst reflecting on Australian history.
Join the kids living in a suburban Aussie street over seven decades and into the near future. How do they live? What do they eat? How do their households work? Can you help make your home and neighbourhood a happening place like this street?
David Holmgren is an Australian environmental designer, ecological educator and writer. He is best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison. David Holmgren is the author of a wide range of essays and books about permaculture and community resilience like Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt To Peak Oil and Climate Change, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, and more recently RetroSuburbia: the Downshifter's Guide to a Resilient Future.