Retrosuburbia Workshop Weekend

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Sustainability Learning Centre
50 Olinda Grove
Mount Nelson
RetroSuburbia Workshop – Create a Sustainable and Resilient Household. Become a Registered Retrosuburbia Trainer.

About this Event

Two day RetroSuburbia Workshop

  • Are you looking to create a more sustainable and resilient household?
  • Wondering how to retrofit your current home or circumstances?
  • Wanting to grow more food, reduce your energy use and enjoy a more satisfying, fulfilling life?

These and other themes from David Holmgren’s book RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future will be explored in this two-day workshop.

Participants will undertake activities and exercises to help them assess their current situation and plan for the future as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss various aspects of the book. Workshop includes morning and afternoon tea.

Trainers and Facilitators add-on day

Trainers, educators and community facilitators who would like to incorporate more retrosuburban themes into their practice are invited to attend an extra ‘Trainers and Facilitators’ day at the end of the workshop.

Participation in this add-on day allows attendees to become registered retrosuburban trainers with access to extensive training resources, and to apply to have their courses listed on

This day will explore further methods and tools for supporting people to create fulfilling, abundant and sustainable lives through retrofitting their homes, gardens and behaviour patterns. It is also a chance to share your ideas and experiences with other participants working in similar fields, and explore retrosuburban themes in more detail.

It is expected that participants on this day will have already read and be familiar with the material in RetroSuburbia.

Find our more about about becoming a facilitator here.


In order to provide a high-contact, high-value training environment, workshop tickets are strictly limited, after which there will be a waitlist.

Thanks to Beck’s generosity, if you aren’t one already, it works out cheaper to become a Permaculture Tasmania member and then select the member priced tickets on this page.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Permaculture Tasmania via our website.

About Beck Lowe

Beck Lowe worked closely with David Holmgren on RetroSuburbia as chief editor, researcher and project manager. Since publication, she has also taken on the role of education coordinator.

She is an enthusiastic and experienced permaculture educator and has been involved in permaculture training at all levels for more than 15 years. She has practical permaculture experience in private and community spaces in inner city, urban and rural areas.