Our dear friend and life member – Ross Mars – passed away on 9th November 2023 from Motor Neurone Disease.
From the Mars family’s announcement:
Ross was a permaculture pioneer, elder, author and educator and was recognised for his knowledge and expertise in designing resilient permaculture systems, and designing and installing a whole range of rainwater, greywater and sewerage systems for both domestic and commercial properties.
He ended up writing, co-writing or editing twenty books for primary and secondary students and for adults, including five books related to permaculture, and sent his last book The Basics of Regenerative Agriculture to the UK publisher in August. Some of the permaculture books have been translated into French and Spanish, all have been published in Australia and republished in the UK, Spain, Canada and USA.
Ross will be sorely missed by everyone, as he was such an influence in his family and the community.
We, at the Permaculture Association of Western Australia, likewise echo the heartfelt words of his family. We wish to commemorate his life, and recognise the phenomenal contribution that Ross has provided to the permaculture scene in WA, as well as around the world.
We invite you to join us for a Farewell Gathering, to honour his life and contribution, to share stories of working with him in numerous projects and events, the person he was, the way he impacted our life and understanding.
In true permie fashion, please bring a plate to share.
There is no cost to attend, but please register to let us know numbers to expect.