Bill Mollison

The One Duck Revolution

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PIJ #58, Mar – May 1996 Aigamo ducks in rice paddy Mr. Takao Furuno’s modest business card reveals that he is a farmer in a world where “one duck creates boundless treasure”. He farms rice very successfully in Japan and is a private aid volunteer, working in Vietnam when I met him. He had a message for all rice farmers, perhaps all wet paddy farmers, and gave me his book […]

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Phases of Abundance

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PIJ #40, June – Aug 1991 Year One: Abundance of Species When we set out to make a garden on at least 2-5 acres, in the Permaculture mode, we also set out to trial dozens of species, and to select those that thrive in our soil, under the conditions we impose, and in association with each other. Thus, in the beginning, even with generous help from our friends, we have […]

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Desert Ways

Desert Ways feat

Mongongo Tree Whether it is an issue of conserving water of using suitable plant species, thriving in a desert environment is a masterful act of management. Permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison has spent time in many of the world’s arid regions and here shares his observations on surviving in some of them. Building Abundance into Sandy Deserts Why should we garden, when there are so many mongongo trees in the world? […]

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