Permaculture gurus David Holmgren writes book for kids. Redlands gardening group has copy to give away

David Holmgren, co-founder of permaculture, has written many books since the seventies but his latest is the first written for a child's viewpoint.

Tara Dyer of Wynnum.

Tara Dyer of Wynnum.

Our Street is based on his earlier book RetroSuburbia and beautifully illustrated to capture the imagination of what it was like for earlier generations growing up in Australian suburbs and how families can survive the challenges faced today.

ROGI president Jill Nixon said it was the kind of book you have to own because it gave children hope for the future and they would want to read it.

She said members who attended the author's recent permaculture workshop at Kindilan were inspired to share the knowledge.

"Permaculture principles meet all 17 sustainable development goals adopted by United Nations for Envision 2030 and there is nothing to stop us putting them into practice on the ground every day," Ms Nixon said.

"If ever there was a time to contribute to a more resilient future, it's now."

To be in the draw for a copy of Our Street, forward an image of how your child helps the family to live sustainably to info@rogi.com.au.

At ROGI's May 13 meeting, Gary Entwistle, the curator of South Bank and Roma Street Gardens will share growing practices at the popular Epicurious Garden.

Meetings start at 7pm (6.15pm to browse organic produce) at Bayside Community Church on the corner of McDonald Road and MacArthur Street, Alexandra Hills.

To join or renew membership, register and prepay on line at rogi.com.au/renew-membership.php. Membership allows access to workshops, garden visits, and the library of organic gardening books.