IT'S A REVOLUTION
Jana, posting for the CCP Experiment Team
In the course of finding material for this week's daily Cosmic Quotes, I looked to Bill Mollison, founder of modern permaculture. Mollison died in September last year; his birthday is coming up this week, 4 May. He would have been 89 this year. His co-developer, David Holmgren, is considerably younger and is still going strong. Earlier this month Holmgren was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from CQ University which last year launched a graduate certificate program in Permaculture Design.
My permaculture teacher is an amazing woman named Rosemary Morrow She's taught permaculture all over the world and continues to guide groups via Skype in Afghanistan, Greece, Argentina (to name a few pins on her map of influence).
It was a permaculture design class with Rosemary in Darwin 8 years ago that inspired Cosmic Person Gai Nowland and me to suggest to a group of friends that we try converting an unused hard scrabble parking lot into a garden. Soon enough - since things grow quickly in the tropics - The Mulch Pit emerged. Gai coined our motto all those years ago: Veggies grow in veggie gardens, flowers grow in flower gardens...and people grow in community gardens.
It was the permaculture basic motto that caught my attention all those years ago and still guides my life and work. Care for people; Care for the Earth; Enough for all. I think it's pretty Cosmic.
Here's the Cosmic Quote from Bill Mollison: