The film "The Global Gardener- Permaculture with Bill Mollison" is an award winning film that showcases the permaculture approach to gardening that can help people turn wastelands into food forests. Bill uses examples from different climates to demonstrate permaculture techniques and one of the climates featured is on the San Juan Islands! A short question and answer period after the movie will provide an opportunity for audience members to share their experiences in implementing permaculture techniques in Whatcom County.
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.
GLOBAL GARDENER is a series of four half-hour programs on a single VHS or DVD. Each episode looks at examples in different bioregions:
IN THE TROPICS - Mollison introduces the basic principles, and shows results in Australia, India, and Zimbabwe.
ARID LANDS - Reversing desertification in Arizona, Botswana and Australia.
COOL CLIMATES - Europe, Tasmania, and the San Juan Islands in Washington State.
URBAN - New York City and Harare, Zimbabwe.