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Global Gardener: In The Tropics

BILL MOLLISON is a practical visionary. For three decades he has traveled the globe spreading the word about permaculture, the method of sustainable agriculture that he devised. Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Mollison has proved that even in the most difficult conditions permaculture empowers people to turn wastelands into food forests.

'(Permaculture) involves caring for the whole system of earth and spaces, devising model systems with much design drawn from nature, with the end result being a system that's ecologically sound and economically profitable...Mollison provides practical and motivating information for just about anyone interested in gardening, sustainable lifestyles, and similar topics...Recommended.' Rachel Lohafer, Instructional Technology Center Media Library, Iowa State University, MC Journal

'A lively and informative two hour video that will be greatly appreciated by gardeners, farmers, horticulturists, and agriculturists.' Midwest Book Review

'Highly recommended.' Video Rating Guide for Libraries


Main credits

Gailey, Tony (Producer)
Russell, Julian (Producer)
Mollison, B. C (Narrator)

Other credits

Editor, Simon Dibbs; music, Andrew Garton and Nick Jeanes.

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Distributor subjects

Food And Nutrition
Land Use
Regional Planning
Sustainable Agriculture


permaculture, Bill Mollison, sustainable agriculture, arid lands, microclimates, Australia, India, Zimbabwe, Tasmania, New York,"In The Tropics",Bullfrog Films

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