470: Love and hope in the climate crisis – eBook

AU$ 15.95

Linda Woodrow

In the 2030s, as the world spirals into ecological and economic meltdown, three generations of an Australian family must find a way to each other, and then a way to survive and make a good life.

What will it be like, to live in a climate changed world?

Meticulously researched, 470 explores the nature of resilience when the world suddenly tips.

Linda Woodrow, best selling author of The Permaculture Home Garden, tells a tale of disaster, resilience and survival.

Also available in hardcopy format.


Climate scientists tell us that some level of climate change is now baked in. So what will life be like in this climate-changed world?

In 2031, Zanna is housesitting a beachside house in Byron Bay, living the kind of life that inspires gloating selfies. She isn’t thinking about climate change – it’s just something in the background squeezing her life choices. She has much more immediate concerns, like whether she should let her parents meet her new boyfriend. Her sister Kat has worries much closer to home too, like dealing with difficult personalities in her eco-village in the hills. Their parents in Melbourne are nervously watching the stock market and debating whether it’s time to do a sea change.

For all of them though, the good life is uneasy, fragile, and about to come undone.


“Drawing on a life lived by permaculture ethics and principles, Linda weaves together the threads of a rich tapestry of possibilities, igniting our own imagination of how hope and vision can emerge from the darkest of circumstances.” – David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture

“A gripping warning, but full of hope – and very hard to put down!” – Starhawk, author and activist

Listen here to Linda Woodrow and Morag Gamble discuss 470 in the podcast: Sense-making in a Changing World

Product details

Published July 2020
Melliodora Publishing
Paperback version, 272 pages

ISBN (Audio Version): 9780645606522
ISBN (Print Version): 9780648344247
ISBN (Digital Version): 9780648344254


Linda WoodrowLinda Woodrow is a Northern Rivers NSW based writer, researcher, and food gardener. She is the author of The Permaculture Home Garden (Penguin, 1996) and has published widely in gardening and permaculture circles. 470 is her first novel. Connect with the author here.

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Dimensions 210 × 150 × 15 mm
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