It is with great sadness that I tell you that Patrick Whitefield the father of Permaculture in the UK passed away today. He was an inspiration to a generation of permaculture followers both here in the UK and beyond. When I first became interested in Permaculture it was his books I turned to. Permaculture in a nutshell was my introduction to the subject and later I started borrowing The Earth Care Manual from the library until I could afford to buy a copy of my own. My Wife gave me a copy this Christmas and it will be one of those books that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I started studying with Patrick and his associates late last year but I never got to meet the great man himself. Despite that I still feel a great loss and I am very sad that I will never get to meet him.
My thought go out to his family at this time.