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.