In the early 1990s permaculturists in the cool temperate northern hemisphere were mainly adapting Bill Mollison’s ideas in his books Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual and Introduction to Permaculture, written from an Australian perspective. Patrick Whitefield emerged as a vital link between the ideas contained in Mollison’s teachings and the actual application of them into a cooler, maritime climate such as the British Isles. His teaching and writing made permaculture relevant and accessible to a completely new audience.

I first met Patrick at a permaculture event in ...


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