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Bill Mollison, Time Scout

Bill Mollison, Time Scout

We cannot describe here all of the many ways in which Bill influenced the world, or the many different hats he wore during his rich and adventurous life, but, to close 2016, there is one more that we would like to highlight: Time scout. What is a time scout? It is, in many ways, what Bill devoted his life to becoming. In his autobiography Travels in Dreams, When we design, […]

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Remembering Bill Mollison, the Man I Never Knew

I first encountered Bill Mollison in Nicaragua through Permaculture One, without even really stopping to notice his name, setting aside that book in order to read something from another friend I’ve never met, John Seymour, whose book The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The Class Guide of Realists and Dreamers captured me for the next month (It is also a fantastic book). By the time I’d finished it that December, […]

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Bill Mollison: A Recognition of his Life

Bill Mollison: A Recognition of his Life

A few people are born who are world class heroes to those who know them and unknown to the great majority, until one day their inescapable influence floats to the surface and is generally recognised for the cream it is. In hindsight, such leaders go on to become household names.

Such a man was Bill Mollison: backwoodsman, academic, storyteller, lady’s man and to many just ‘Uncle Bill’, but doing all these things par excellence.

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Bill Mollison

Bill Mollison

With deep sorrow, we wish to inform family and friends that Bruce Charles “Bill” Mollison, the “Father of Permaculture,” has passed away. He departed peacefully from this world in Hobart, Tasmania, just before 11 pm AEST, on the 24th of September, 2016.

After founding Permaculture Institute in 1978, he formalized the training of practitioners, which directly impacted hundreds of thousands of lives, and indirectly many millions more.

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A Volcanic Miracle in Bolsena: The Italian Version of “PERMACULTURE, A DESIGNERS’ MANUAL” by Bill Mollison (1988)

Next September 11th the EUPC (European Permaculture Convergence) will take place in Bolsena, Italy. Touristic info about this city are given at the end of the article, however Bolsena is not too far from Rome, so you can really get there from anywhere around Europe – since Rome is connected pretty well – but not so easy to reach when you are in ROME because if you do not have […]

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Bill Mollison Interview

Here’s a great interview, covering a lot of ground and history of the permaculture movement, as told to Frank Aragona.

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Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution – An Interview with Bill Mollison

Bill Mollison Photo Copyright © Craig Mackintosh Bill Mollison calls himself a field biologist and itinerant teacher. But it would be more accurate to describe him as an instigator. When he published Permaculture One in 1978, he launched an international land-use movement many regard as subversive, even revolutionary. Permaculture — from permanent and agriculture — is an integrated design philosophy that encompasses gardening, architecture, horticulture, ecology, even money management and […]

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Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with Bill Mollison (Guest Speaker), Geoff & Nadia Lawton, Warren Brush & Brad Lancaster

What: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course Where: Amman, Jordan When: 3rd – 15th September 2011 Bill Mollison Brad Lancaster Warren Brush Geoff Lawton   Nadia Lawton Starting September 3, 2011, students will be treated to what will likely be one of the most dynamic Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses ever! This course will run immediately prior to the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10) in Jordan. It’s a great opportunity to […]

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A Couple of Rough Types: Talking to Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton

A Couple of Rough Types: Talking to Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton

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Interview: Bill Mollison on Permaculture and Ecosystems for the Future (1986 and sadly still current)

An interview conducted by Richard Alan Miller in 1986, submitted by Judith Goldsmith About two months ago, Charles Walters, editor for Acres, USA, asked if I might not get interviews with Bill Mollison and Masanobu Fukuoka for future use in his paper. Both were to be speakers at The 2nd International Permaculture Conference, August 8-10 at the Evergreen State College, in Olympia. This turned out to be a working conference, […]

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A Conference Full of Bill Mollisons

Going to your first Permaculture Convergence can be a funny thing to experience. For a start, as we were checking in at the resort where we were staying just outside Cairns, my wife nudged me and quietly pointed out the number of grey haired old men with white beards hanging around the lobby. APC10 Gala Dinner “Bill Mollison look-a-likes!” I whispered to her. Jane had never met the co-founder of […]

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Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton to Teach PDC in Northern Hemisphere!

Take a PDC with Bill Mollison & Geoff Lawton in Istanbul Photo © Craig Mackintosh Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton are going to Istanbul to teach students from Europe and the Middle East. The Permaculture Design Certificate course starts on November 21, 2010 and finishes on December 4. Since the first Permaculture Design Course was offered in 1972, people from widely diverse backgrounds and interests have graduated. Farmers, ranchers, landowners, […]

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