The origins of permaculture can be traced to the book, ‘Permaculture One’, authored by David Holmgren and Bill Mollison in 1978.
Steve Ward (left) was active in the early permaculture scene in Sydney in the 1980s.
Residents of Crystal Waters Permaculture Village, Morag and Raymond teach permaculture and ecovillage design and work in environmental planning through their small business, SEED International.
Sydney resident, Damian Lynch, pioneered the ethical investment industry in Australia in the 1980s with his company, August Investments.
Permaculture design teacher, development assistance worker, home gardener and relocalisation advocate, Rosemary Morrow lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
For many years, Ted Trainer has taught limits to growth at UNSW.
Bill Mollison, co-founder with David Holmgren of the permaculture design system, first describing it in the 1978 book, ‘Permaculture One’.
An Eastern Suburbs council hires a local permaculture designer and commercial landscaper to set up a training garden for its home food gardening courses.
The 8th International Permaculture Convergence in Brazil in May 2007 was a resounding success, with permaculture practitioners and representatives from 42 countries attending to share their work and experience. Following is a brief report.
Three Main Questions …by Terry Leahy
- What are the environmental problems of agriculture today?
- What agricultural technologies are available to deal with these problems?
- What are the social causes of these problems and what are the social alternatives?