Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening


Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening Author Sepp Holzer
ISBN-10 160358370X
ISBN-13 9781603583701
Year 2011-04-11
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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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 Permaculturereaders 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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