Bill Mollison & SeedSavers since 1986: Bill died peacefully in Hobart Tasmania

Bill Mollison a great observer of nature

Bill Mollison a great observer of nature

 

Permaculture’s founder Bill Mollison lived in Tasmania with his wife Lisa near the fishing village where he was born Stanley. He left us nine days after we spend two days with him in Hobart when he was in high care. Bill continued been curious about all things, writing,  gardening, reading new scientific books, and publishing with Tagari. Here Bill found something of interest in a tree nearby as a picture was been taken with Lisa, and seedsavver’s founders Michel and Jude Fanton. Bill was instrumental in founding a seed network for locally adapted useful Permaculture plants. One evening in 1985 before we registered seedsavers Bill wanted to be the settlor on our Trust so he put five dollars note in between two slices of bread, put that in a bag and hanged it to the fireplace. He famously said: “If the money devalue at least you have something to eat.” Bill spent countless evening in our garden shack that was our home telling of his amazing Permaculture travels and inspiring us to start seedsavers. We are very grateful to him for his inspiration and his Lisa to do what she does to spread the concept worldwide.