This excavation of Mining the Archives takes us to an article by Lisa Mollison and Kathy Jack about starting a Permaculture Academy to take the design system further into formal tertiary education.
Mining the archive Our permaculture past revealed through stories from Permaculture International Journal. In this article from edition 45, December-February 1993 of Permaculture International Journal, Robyn Francis discussed options for reducing our energy use.. Author: Robyn Francis. Mining the archive series editor: Russ Grayson. Design with energy in mind Permaculture designer, Robyn Francis, looks at […]
Bill Mollison on the Trust-in-Aid initiative and the training of international development workers from a 1985 Permaculture magazine
Bill Mollison describes an exemplary Nepalese village providing many of its own household needs and trading in the local economy.
From its earliest days, an alternative, humane economics has been an important part of the permaculture design system. In this short article from 1987, Bill Mollison discusses what would nee t be done to set up an alternative stock exchange.
The 1980s saw permaculture practitioners busy establishing the first ecovillage, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of south-east Queensland. Others followed. In this short article, Bill Mollison explores the idea of a global alliance of villages.
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.