Music, food, games and more brought thousands of people to Canberra City Farm for Permaculture Festival 2018, the event leading into Australasian permaculture Convergence 14. An event to remember.
Canberra in autumn — overcast, cold and blowy — but the skies brightened, the wind dissipated and the cold vanished as APC14 — the 14th Australasian permaculture Convergence — got underway.
In this page of short video clips from Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14, participants say what they thought of the event and where they are headed next in permaculture.
Here’s an introduction to the series, The Lost Stories, the writing of Bill Mollison as it appeared in the pages of Permaculture International Journal.
In the years after quitting university teaching at age 50, Bill spent time travelling. Africa was one of the stops he made. No tourist, Bill would check out how people lived, the resources they used to sustain their lives and the sustainability of those resources. By the time Bill wrote this story. Permaculture International Journal had moved to Sydney and it was there this report on his visit to Botswana was edited into the Journal.
The Lost Stories are Bill Mollison’s articles published in the print magazine originally named Permaculture, then International Permaculture Journal and finally the Permaculture International Journal that was published between 1978 and 2000. All stories and other content ©Permaculture Australia unless otherwise noted. Story by Bill Mollison, 1988. Edition 29. Feature photo: Bill Mollison and Robyn […]
Bill Mollison reports on the Trust-in-Aid fund set up to provide permaculture education and local development in lesser-developed countries in this 1987 article.
It has long been evident that if ethical groups could combine to direct their financial and consumer power they would be the largest unified world body in history, writes Bill Mollison in exploring the potential for a world organisation representing citizens rather than corporations and governments.
Bill Mollison’s interests ranged far and wide, and building was one of them. In this brief story Bill reports on a construction techniques for barns and houses.
BRENNA QUINLAN brings a new skill to permaculture: graphic documentation. Not only did Brenna illustrate David Holmgren’s 2018 book, Retrosuburbia, she documented Australasian Permaculture Convergence 14 in Canberra this past April. Here’s a photo essay of this talented young woman at work.