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Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening--With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit forest, alternative ways to keep livestock, and more...
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Chelsea Green
 | 
April, 2011
ISBN:
9781603583701
Quantity: 
1
$41.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Sepp Holzer farms more than 100 acres of steep mountainsides in
Austria
some 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors’ spruce monocultures.

In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a decent living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.

In Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture readers will learn:

ª  How he sets up a permaculture system

ª  The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing

ª  How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways

ª  How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land

ª  How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm... and much more.

Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener or small farmer yet the book’s greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere—for both rural farming and emerging forms of urban agriculture.

“Here’s great news for fruit-loving gardeners everywhere! Most of the work of establishing, pruning, and tending fruit trees by ‘modern methods’ is unnecessary and even counterproductive. This book is The One Straw Revolution for tree crops.” —Carol Dieppe, author of The Resilient Gardener

Publisher’s Description: 

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.

 

In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.

 

In Sepp Holzer's Permaculture readers will learn:

  • How he sets up a permaculture system
  • The fruit varieties he has found best for permaculture growing
  • How to construct terraces, ponds, and waterways
  • How to build shelters for animals and how to work with them on the land
  • How to cultivate edible mushrooms in the garden and on the farm
  • and much more!

Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.

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