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Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple...Bill Mollison

" We don't know what the details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical groups doing that." Dr David Suzuki, biologist, geneticist, broadcaster & international environmental advocate.
“I see a world in the future in which we understand that all life is related to us & we treat that life with great humility & respect. I see us as social creatures, & when I began to look back & say, ‘what is the fundamental bottom line for us as social creatures?’...I couldn’t believe it because it seemed so hippy dippy, but it was Love. Love is the force that makes us fully human.”

...the greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter."    - Bill Mollison

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Author of The Permaculture Handbook, designer, teacher
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Since 1985 we've offered information about permaculture design, edible landscaping, bioregionalism, ecovillage design, aquaculture, natural building, earthworks, forestry, soils, agriculture, urban sustainability, renewable energy, regeneration & restoration, and many practical solutions to the challenges of life in an age of energy decline, climate change, and Peak Everything.

At our website you'll find directories of plant nurseries & seed sources, books for redesigning your life, economics, and habitat.

You can help make a difference, have fun, eat well, find new friends, propagate love and justice, help the earth heal, and earn the praise of your descendants.

Got time for that?
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A new post-industrial, post-imperial world is forming under our feet - a holistic reality to serve as a seed pattern for future generations. This new culture represents the "graduation" of the species to maturity and biological legitimacy; exemplified by miniature rural and urban communities that meet most human needs within their regions.

These models of bioregional self-sufficiency arise from a tide of cultural creation that has been in motion for some fifty years. Its basic pieces have already been road-tested over several decades, even centuries in some regions. Permaculture is one of several models which addresses the increasing destabilization of civilization.

The challenges are enormous, including global warming / cooling, peak oil and energy decline, deforestation, multiple forms of pollution (genetic, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals), desertification, vanishing topsoil , dying and rising oceans, species extinction, and diminishing clean water supplies.

The basic behavior mode of the world system is exponential growth of population and capital followed by collapse.

If all the humans on the earth now were able to see the whole picture at the same time and take action, the situation could be handled over the whole earth even now. But, until this occurs, we will be moving foward and we can be the people who have the ability to demonstrate to others how to survive.

Our job is to help you do just that.

"Permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture," a term coined by Australians David Holmgren and Bill Mollison in the 1970s, describes a design system for creating human settlements that function in harmony with nature. Incorporating traditional knowledge, modern science, and the ecological patterns of the living world, permaculture design is applicable to farms, gardens, organizations, housing developments, towns and villages, or city neighborhoods.

Since 1978, more than 100 thousand individuals on all continents have learned, through ongoing Permaculture Design Course trainings, the principles of energy flow and materials cycling, and the appropriate technologies of self-reliant living: gardening, shelter, water and waste management, aquaculture, forestry, and how to organize supportive local economies.

The aim of this grassroots international movement is to supply information that enables people everywhere to provide for their own & their communities' needs for food, energy, shelter, & a decent life without exploitation or pollution & from the smallest practical area of land.

Cancer's Cure
"The ultimate end to a growth economy is the same as an analagous growth: cancer.
But for national economies, the victims are nature, soils, forests, people, water, and quality of life.
There is one, and only one, solution, and we have almost no time to try it.
We must turn all our resources to repairing the natural world,
and train all our young people to help.
They want to.
We need to give them this last chance to create forests, soils, clean waters, clean energies, secure communities,
stable regions, and to know how to do it from hands-on experience"

Bill Mollison

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