Esther Deans

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Esther Deans, an Australia gardener and author, inspired Bill Mollison in his development of permaculture.

Esther Deans wrote the books No-Dig Gardening and Leaves of Life. She actively traveled to teach about this gardening method, cooking and promoting raised gardens for those with special needs. She also taught about the necessity to maintain excellent water quality. Deans continued gardening until the age of 95.

Esther Deans inspired Bill Mollison in his development of permaculture.