Bill Mollison’s Public Domain Permaculture Design Course



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In 1981, Bill Mollison gave a Permaculture Design Course at The Rural Education Center, Wilton, New Hampshire, USA. With his permission the lectures were taped.

Elizabeth Beyor, without compensation, transcribed the tape recordings of the course and edited them into the 15 pamphlets. Thelma Snell typed all 15 pamphlets and laid-out most of them. Lisa Barnes contributed illustrations to pamphlets II, IX, and XI.

Bill Mollison edited the pamphlets for accuracy and style, as did their publisher, Dan Hemenway.

This electronic edition has been slightly re-edited to make it more readable, accurate, and up-to-date.

With Bill Mollison’s consent, these pamphlets have been placed in the public domain. Their reproduction is free to all and encouraged. Credit, above all to Bill Mollison and secondly to Yankee Permaculture, is proper and appreciated.

The publisher offers the all 15 Permaculture design Course pamphlets in Portuguese, as well as a few in French, German, and Spanish.

We need volunteer translators, particularly for Spanish versions.


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Announcing 2015 Gathering of the Guilds – Mark Your Calendars

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Center for Deep Ecology & The Organic Compound present:
Gathering of the Guilds – A Midwest Permaculture Convergence 

Labor Day Weekend, 2015
4 Days of Permaculture Skill-shares, Workshops and Networking


More info here

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This is Why We Need Worms


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The Forest Man of India

Jadav “Molai” Peyeng has been planting trees since 1979. In that time he has single-handedly created a forest larger that New York City’s Central Park.

Where there was once barren wasteland, the forest that Jadav planted is now the home for Indian rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, deer, rabbits, and apes.

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Green Gold – Rehabilitating Large-Scale Damaged Ecosystems

John Liu happens on to a solution to our problem of desertification in agriculture’s wake. He travels the world to countries like JordanChina and Ethiopia to show the possibilities in re-greening areas turning into desert.

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Toby Hemenway 2-Day Patterns and Permaculture Workshop



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Farm-Scale Permaculture with Mark Shepard (3 day course)



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2014 North American Permaculture Convergence


We are pleased to announce that we are hosting the 1st North American Permaculture Convergence.

This is a historic event you won’t want to miss! The NAPC will include workshops for all levels and ages, open panels, as well as super-fun, hands-on activities and a design implementation that will leave the site better than when we arrived (sometimes you just need to put your hands in soil).

And there’s more! Before and after the NAPC, there will be urban and rural site tours plus multiple-day workshop intensives led by some of North America’s most respected permaculturists like Toby Hemenway, Jude Hobbs and Mark Shepard.

Practitioners and designers from rich, diverse backgrounds—urban and rural, young and old, men and women—will impart their wisdom and expertise. There’s so much to learn and share!

The North American Permaculture Convergence will help to connect and advance North American networks of permaculture practitioners. The NAPC will also create opportunities for in-person and virtual connections, sharing resources and defining the structure, function and organization of our collective groups moving forward.

For the latest information and to purchase tickets go to: 


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How the Soil Micro-Ecosystem Works

Learn how beneficial soil microbes can provide soluble nutrients and plant disease suppression to your farm or garden.


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A 5-acre Commercial Permaculture Orchard In Southern Quebec

Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard with the intention of converting it to an organic orchard. He did just that, but eventually understood the limitations of the organic model originating from monoculture. He then decided to tear out most of the trees and replant in a way that would maximize biodiversity and yield while minimizing maintenance. Inspired by permaculture principles, the orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of apples, plus several types of plums, pears, cherries, and countless other fruits and vegetables.

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