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We hate to be reminded of the dangerous degradation of our air, water and soil quality because it is so widespread and seems so hopeless. But Mollison, one of the originators of permaculture, tells us how to make land and water healthy and supportive of human and countless other forms of life. He describes a sensible, sustainable community that is feeding itself abundantly and saving energy costs while improving its soil and water quality, and tells how he himself rejuvenated five acres of badly abused land to create the "food forest" he lives in: "You could get lost in it, but you'd never starve!" Mollison illuminates the complex and marvelous interactions among trees and rain, soil, plants, animals and humans, as he tells us how to bring health and sanity back to land-use practices. (hosted by Neil Harvey)
Bill Mollison is a researcher, author, scientist, teacher, naturalist and has been called the 'father of permaculture', an integrated system of design 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. He received the Right Livelihood Award in 1981 with Patrick van Rensburg. He is executive director of the Permaculture Institute in Tyalgum, Australia.
Bill Mollison is the author of:
To learn more about the work of Bill Mollison go to www.tagari.com.
Host: Neil Harvey Interview Date: 1/24/1996 Program Number: 2564
From Album: Australia: Sound of the Earth Artist: David Hudson, Steve Roach & Sarah Hopkins Fortuna One (BMI) #CD 17071-2
From Album: Coranderrk Artist: Peter Mumme 1994 Rising Star Records #RS00111
From Album: Ancestral Voices Artist: R. Carlos Nakai and William Eaton Canyon Records #CR-7010 Track - Walking the Shining Earth
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