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Stanley, Tasmania, Australia
|Fields||Biologist and environmentalist|
Inland Fisheries Commission
|Alma mater||University of Tasmania|
|Known for||Environmental psychology
|Notable awards||Right Livelihood Award (1981)|
Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison (born 1928 in Stanley, Tasmania, Australia) is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher and Biologist. He is considered to be the 'father of permaculture', however Joseph Russell Smith, was the first to write about a system of Permanent Agriculture in a book entitled Tree Crops, published in 1929. Permaculture is an integrated system of design, Mollison co-developed with David Holmgren, that encompasses not only agriculture, horticulture, architecture and ecology, but also economic systems, land access strategies and legal systems for businesses and communities. In 1978, Mollison collaborated with David Holmgren, and they wrote a book called Permaculture One. Bill Mollison founded The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania, and created a training system to train others under the umbrella of Permaculture. Teachers such as April Sampson-Kelly who created the first on-line system called, Permaculturevisions Online Institute in 1993, via permaculturevisions.com. Bill Mollison's system of train the trainer has taught thousands of people how to grow food and be sustainable using the Permaculture method.
- Permaculture One: A Perennial Agriculture for Human Settlements (with David Holmgren, Trasworld Publishers, 1978) ISBN 978-0-938240-00-6
- Permaculture Two: Practical Design for Town and Country in Permanent Agriculture (Tagari Publications, 1979)
- Permaculture – A Designer's Manual (1988) ISBN 978-0-908228-01-0
- Introduction to Permaculture (1991, Revised 1997) ISBN 978-0-908228-08-9
- The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition (1993, Revised 2011) ISBN 978-0-908228-06-5
- Travels in Dreams: An Autobiography (1996) ISBN 978-0-908228-11-9
- Mollison, Bill (15–21 September 1978). "The One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka – book review". Nation Review. p. 18.
- Seeds of Change interview 2001
- Plowboy Interview
- In Context interview
- Permaculture: A Quiet Revolution – An interview with Bill Mollison by Scott London
- Permaculture: 50-minute Australian-made documentary from 1989 – see also Timestamped study notes for this video.
- In Grave Danger of Falling Food: Another 50-minute Australian-made documentary from 1989.
- The Global Gardener Part 1 The tropics:.
- The Global Gardener Part 2 Dry Lands:.
- The Global Gardener Part 3 Cool Climates:
- The Global Gardener Part 4 Urban Settings: