Permaculture One will be of interest to all permies as a historical document from the very start of the movement, but its information is still relevant to help people on their permaculture journey today. In particular, it contains a catalogue of 130 trees and plants useful to a temperate climate permaculture system.
The copy that this facsimile edition was created from has two special features: it is signed by both Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, and features the sticker from the bookstore it was purchased at: Rellim Books, David Holmgren’s parents’ bookshop.
About the Authors
David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Within the growing and international permaculture movement, David is respected for his commitment to presenting permaculture ideas through practical projects and teaching by personal example, that a sustainable lifestyle is a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism.
As well as constant involvement in the practical side of permaculture, David is passionate about the philosophical and conceptual foundations for sustainability, which he explored in Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009), and Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2002). RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future (2018) is his manual for practical action. With an increasingly high profile as a public speaker, David Holmgren provides leadership with his refreshing and unorthodox approach to the environmental issues of our time.
David lives with his partner Su Dennett at “Melliodora”, a one-hectare (2.5 acre) permaculture demonstration site at Hepburn Springs, Central Victoria, Australia. Visit his web site at holmgren.com.au.
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.