Bill Mollison

Bruce Charles ' Bill ' Mollison ( born 1928 in Tasmania, Australia ) holds, together with David Holmgren, as the "father of permaculture '. In 1978 he founded the Institute of Permaculture ( Permaculture Institute), which is dedicated to the dissemination of permaculture in education, research and practical implementation. In 1981 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.


  • Permaculture. Agriculture and settlements in harmony with nature, zus with David Holmgren. pala -verlag, 1984, ISBN 3-923176-04- X
  • Permaculture: A Designers' Manual. Tagari Publications, 1988, ISBN 0-908228-01-5 (English ) Translation: Handbook of permaculture design. Permaculture Academy in the Alps, 2010, ISBN 978-3-200-01258-5 ( German )