Bill Mollison, Permaculture, Africa
Bill Mollison surveys some of the permaculture projects he helped to establish in Africa. Features include:
a grade school with a schoolyard garden that produces food for the children’s lunches and provides a tool for teaching the techniques to the students, most of whom come from farming families
An african plant guild, compost pile and beekeeping
Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison (born 1928 in Tasmania, Australia) is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher and naturalist. He is considered to be the ‘father of permaculture’, an integrated system of design, co-developed with David Holmgren, that encompasses not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and ecology, but also economic systems, land access strategies and legal systems for businesses and communities. In 1978, Mollison founded The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania.
He received the Right Livelihood Award in 1981 with Patrick van Rensburg.
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