Growing as much food on as little land for as little money as possible

Patrick Whitefield 1949 – 2015


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.

Author: tinyallotment

Dedicated to living a simple, independent, self reliant life where money is not the main factor. My dream is to engineer a life that requires very little from the outside world. I would like to provide my own shelter, collect my own water, grow, catch, hunt, forage my own food, create my own energy and deal with my own waste. This dream all starts in a tiny allotment in Cornwall where I will be experimenting in growing food, generating energy and dealing with waste.

2 thoughts on “Patrick Whitefield 1949 – 2015

  1. I knew Patrick for about 10 years, he was a neighbour of mine when we lived in Glastonbury , had a lovely little dog with crooked teeth. nice man, sadly missed.

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