Permaculture Information

Permaculture = "Eat Healthy, Save Money, Live Well"

Permaculture Defined and its use

"Permaculture is a word coined by the author. Its copyright is vested in the Permaculture Institutes and their College of Graduates, and is guarded by them for the purposes of consistent education.

Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order.

Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material, and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms.

The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and of allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

The word “permaculture" can be used by anybody adhering to the ethics and principles expressed herein. The only restriction on use is that of teaching; only graduates of a Permaculture Institute can teach “permaculture”,  and they adhere to agreed-on curriculae developed by the College of Graduates of the Institutes of Permaculture. "

© Bill Mollison 1988
The above is an introductory statement displayed in the PDF copy of the book 'Permaculture - a designers' manual'.

Copyright statement from the book. The contents of the book Permaculture - a designers' manual, and the word PERMACULTURE © are copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism, or review permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of the book may be reproduced by any process without written permission from the publisher.
Originally printed in Australia by- McPhersons Printing Group. Maryborough, Victoria 3465  ISBN 090B22S0I S  © Bill Mollisonms
TAGARI PUBLICATIONS Publishers for the Permaculture Institute since 1979, 31 Rulla Road, Sisters Creek, Tasmania, 7325 Australia

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The Ethics of Permaculture:

Care of people

Care of the earth

Distribution of surplus to assist others.

      Bill Mollison

An early record of Bill Mollison's work at the University of Tasmania, consisting of 2 large folders, 6 bound volumes, 1 type one box, and 1 box of microfiche.  Link 

Permaculture 1- A perennial agricultural system for human settlements  © Bill Mollison & David Holmgrem 1978. Available from David Holgrem as a PDF file  Link

Permaculture 2 - Practical design for town and country  © Bill Mollison 1979 - Original scanned copy with illustrations. PDF file size 19.4 Mb  Link 

Permaculture - a designers' manual © Bill Mollison 1988 - Original scanned & hand annotated manuscript with illustrations. PDF file size 164.7 Mb  Link

Permaculture - a designers' manual © Bill Mollison 1988 - Printed copies of the book direct from the publisher Tagari Publications   Direct Link to book  

Permaculture - a designers' manual © Bill Mollison 1988 - text without illustrations. Website Link 

Introduction to Permaculture © Bill Mollison; Reny Mia Slay 1991  Link

Bill Mollison video interviews  Link

David Holmgren  videos  Link 

Geoff Lawton - videos  Link

Videos by Morag Gamble  Link 

Greening the Apocalypse - Audio broadcast 27 September 2016. © Triple R  Link 

Gaias Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture © Toby Hemenway 2001  Link

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Sandponics. A new growing system.  Link  ***

Permaculture Australia  Link

Books Vooks - Bill Mollison Permaculture  Link

Seed the Untold Story. Videos  Link 

Queen of the Sun. The loss of bees videos.  Link  

Permaculture Magazine  Link 

The Free Range Life  Link

Grafting Plants  Link

Build a Permaculture Pond  Link 

The lunacy of 'kill everything' electronic insect zapping devices.   Link  

LETS Permaculture Exchange Trading System  Link 

Mark Krawczyk's Property Transformation video. Link 

Low-cost permaculture teaching resources Link 

Alcohol Can Be A Gas!  Link

GrowAg Australian Agrifood Innovation  Link

Aquatic AI Sustainable Seafood  Link

Permaculture Education Institute. Website  Link  

Off-Grid Survival Projects by Michael Major  Link 

Silent Spring  YouTube video.  Link 

Silent Spring  The book, is a viewable/downloadable PDF file.  Link  

Silent Spring Summary   Link 

Environmental Health Practitioner ManualLink 

Desert Permaculture  Link

Doug Pow discusses biochar  Link 

Kenyan company makes fuel from human poo   Link
Note: This product or a variation of it could possibly also be used to help grow fruit trees in poor-quality soil.

Share our Planet videos  Link  

Permaculture News  Link  

The Permaculture Student  Link  

Journal of Agriculture  Link

Chicken & Duck Composting System  Link

Here's to the crazy ones. Video © Steve Jobs 1997  Link

Create your own Google sites websiteLink  


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