It is often that only when a great innovator dies that we are able to fully appreciate their contribution to humanity. Thus it is with Bill Mollison, the “father” of the permaculture movement.

Bruce (his given name) Charles Morrison was born in 1928 in Stanley, Tasmania. His parents ran a village bakery, which Bill took over at the age of 14. He described the first 28 years of his life as spent in a dream, deeply immersed in the natural world, often shoeless, beachcombing, or spending weeks in Tasmania’s old-growth forests. He was a hunter, trapper, forager and fisherman. His intimacy with ...


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