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home| about| eggs| meat| produce| seasons | pictures | influences |animals see what Andrew Jeeves has to say about the writing and drawing of the Designers Manual Bill Mollison It sometimes seems that we are caught, all of us on earth, in a conscious or unconscious conspiracy to keep ourselves helpless. And yet it is people who produce all the needs of other people, and together we can survive. We ourselves can cure the famine, all the injustice, and all the stupidity of the world. We can do it by understanding the way natural systems work, by careful forestry and gardening, by contemplation and by taking care of the earth. Bill Mollison has a special way of looking at the world He told me that after six weeks living alone in the forest, he felt that he was one of the trees, such was the affinity A reformed fisherman, reformed logger and reformed university lecturer('the world can do without universities, but cannot do without the forest'), Bill has no false respect for 'authority' and governments ('always watching their back, so they can't see ahead') and aid agencies ('they all shoot around in 4-wheel toyotas in an incredible do-nothing cycle impressing their friends, when they could get their hands dirty and plant a tree') If you haven't read his books, you've missed the turning point of the earth
network has no central structure, but rather a strong sense of shared
Everybody is free to act as an individual, to form a small group, or work within any other
organisation. We cooperate with many other groups with diverse beliefs and practices,
our system includes good practices from many disciplines and systems, and offers them as an integrated whole.
Great changes are
These are not as a result of any one group or teaching, but as a result of millions of people
defining one or more ways in which they can conserve energy, aid local self-reliance,
or provide for themselves. All of us would regard our own work as modest;
it is the totality of such work that is impressive.
There is so much to do and there will never be enough people to do it. We must all try
to increase our skills, to model trials, and to pass on the results.