Permaculture Design Course with Bill Mollison

From: AUD $60.00

Hear Bill Mollison, the ‘father of permaculture’, present one of his earliest Permaculture Design Courses. A defining moment in history captured by permaculture pioneer Jeff Nugent, the course that inspired world renown permaculture practioner Geoff Lawton into action.

47 hours of recordings, 59 MP3 files of around 45 minutes on DVD. Recorded in Bill’s home town of Stanley, Tasmania in 1983 and includes a 38 page PDF file of course notes.

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Aquaculture with Bill Mollison

Bill discusses aquaculture systems at a course that he ran in 1985, followed by related excerpts from the PDC he ran in Stanley in 1983. 12 hours of recordings on CD. Includes a 18 page PDF of accompanying diagrams and course notes as well as the chapter Water Plants from Jeff Nugent's Permaculture Plants.

Surviving the Crash with Bill Mollison

Economic Strategies for Community Survival and Development (as the economy falls in a heap). 30 hours of Bill, talking about Earthbank – an integrated, ethical systems approach to securing community from a failing financial system using a myriad of legal and financial strategies.

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  • Participate in one of Bill Mollison’s first Permaculture Design Courses

  • Featuring 47 hours of the Master of Permaculture

  • Professional recording with accompanying diagrams

“In September of 1983 I had a rare opportunity to spend two weeks at a Permaculture Design Course by Bill Mollison. It occurred to me that not everyone had such an opportunity. In an attempt to make that course available to everyone I took professional recording equipment with me. Much editing later, I present the enthusiast with an audio set which marks a point in history. A time before Permaculture has become a household word.”Jeff Nugent, editor and author of Permaculture Plants

“I have owned a set of these recordings for many years. It is a recording of the design course which I actually attended in 1983. They capture Bill in classic form – full of energy, enthusiasm, and passion. As a Permaculture teacher, designer and consultant, working on numerous projects around the world, I have found them to be an invaluable and endless source of reference information and inspiration.”Geoff Lawton,  Managing Director of The Permaculture Research Institute

Download a sample

Download the first of 59 files in the set. It has been compressed (from 46MB) for faster download, so compared to the set on DVD, the sound quality is poor. Remind yourself when listening to this track that it was recorded in 1983.  Download here (5.75Mb – 47:54 mins).

This mp3 DVD can be played on most computers and most modern DVD players. Some cars are equipped with DVD players capable of playing it. The files can also be loaded to mp3 players for portable listening. The PDF format notes can be viewed on a computer or printed out for easy reference.

Bill Mollison

Bill Mollison has inspired countless people to take action. He is a recipient of the “Right Livelihood Award,” a prestigious honor that is often nicknamed the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” He was also named one of the “Senior Australians of 2010,” and has received honors and accolades from many places he has visited worldwide.

Bill’s first two books, “Permaculture One” (co-authored with David Holmgren) and “Permaculture Two,” are considered by many to be among the most important writings in sustainable agriculture. His encyclopedic classic Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual is used as the foundation for the Permaculture Design Courses that he developed in the early 80’s that spread the permaculture philosophy and practice worldwide.

Additional information

Weight .100 kg
Dimensions 135 x 15 x 190 mm


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