Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening

Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583831

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 8037

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.

The Rebel Farmer

Author: Sepp Holzer,Konrad Liebchen

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9783702010546

Category: Agriculturists

Page: 239

View: 9199

Once regarded by society and his fellow farmers as a controversial oddball, Sepp Holzer is now recognised as an important agricultural innovator whose influential permaculture ideas have spread beyond his home country of Austria to bring him international acclaim. Holzer himself is modest about his ideas which he regards simply as "Nature's wisdom" and is happy to share his knowledge and experience. In high demand for seminars and lectures, Holzer has aroused a new interest in farming and has inspired even non-farmers to take over old farms and to manage them based on his ideas of permaculture. Holzer' s aim is to develop and promote farmers who are able to live in harmony with nature, to recognise its cycles and symbioses and to treat their land, soil and fellow living creatures with respect. He believes in the urgent need for farmers to re-learn how to produce good natural foods rather than mere nutrients. The roots of Holzer' s permaculture extend back to his childhood when he first became an observer of nature. Through observation and experiment, Holzer came to realise that Creation is perfect and that nature is always right. He realised that the key to agricultural success was diversity based on natural symbioses and mutual promotion of plant varieties rather than monotonous monoculture. Holzer recognised the important relationship between animals and plants and how each affects the other and put this knowledge to use on his farm. Holzer points out that every plant and animal has its purpose in creation and that problems only arise when humans try to steer their fates in the wrong direction. Over the years, the farm at Krameterhof has played host to students and scientists alike, keen to learn from Holzer' s example and Holzer himself has become involved at an international level working in development aid in Colombia, Costa Rica and Africa.

Systemic Design

Theory, Methods, and Practice

Author: Peter Jones,Kyoichi Kijima

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431556397

Category: Political Science

Page: 94

View: 4500

This book presents emerging work in the co-evolving fields of design-led systemics, referred to as systemic design to distinguish it from the engineering and hard science epistemologies of system design or systems engineering. There are significant societal forces and organizational demands impelling the requirement for “better means of change” through integrated design practices of systems and services. Here we call on advanced design to lead programs of strategic scale and higher complexity (e.g., social policy, healthcare, education, urbanization) while adapting systems thinking methods, creatively pushing the boundaries beyond the popular modes of systems dynamics and soft systems. Systemic design is distinguished by its scale, social complexity and integration – it is concerned with higher-order systems that that entail multiple subsystems. By integrating systems thinking and its methods, systemic design brings human-centred design to complex, multi-stakeholder service systems. As designers engage with ever more complex problem areas, it is necessary to draw on a basis other than individual creativity and contemporary “design thinking” methods. Systems theories can co-evolve with a new school of design theory to resolve informed action on today’s highly resilient complex problems and can deal effectively with demanding, contested and high-stakes challenges.

Sepp Holzers Permakultur

praktische Anwendung für Garten, Obst und Landwirtschaft

Author: Sepp Holzer,Claudia Holzer,Josef Andreas Holzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783702010379

Category:

Page: 304

View: 1802

In diesem Praxisbuch erklärt Sepp Holzer die Prinzipien seiner Permakultur und zeigt, wie sie praktisch schon im Kleingarten, ja sogar im Balkongarten umgesetzt werden kann. Darüber hinaus macht er an vielen Beispielen deutlich, wie auch die erwerbsmäßige Landwirtschaft nach diesen Prinzipien gestaltet werden kann und welche Alternativen es hier gibt. .Schaffen von Kleinklimazonen durch Sonnenfallen, Windbremsen u. a., Möglichkeiten der Lenkung und Speicherung von Wasser, Scheinproblem Trockenheit. .Verbesserung der Bodengesundheit, Bedeutung von Pflanzengemeinschaften, Mischkulturen. .Anwendung der Permakultur in Klein- und Stadtgärten, Terrassen- und Balkongärten und im Bauerngarten. .Naturbelassener Obstbau in kleinem und großem Maßstab, Obstbau in alpinen Regionen und auf schwierigen Flächen, künstlerische Gestaltung (Mehrstämmigkeit und Zwieselbäume). Veredelungstechniken, alte Sorten für spezielle Zwecke (Brände, Säfte, Essig...) .Pilzzucht auf Stroh und Holz, Waldpilzzucht .Alpenpflanzen in Tieflagen .Düngung, Regulierung von Problempflanzen und Bewältigung von Trockenheit im Acker- und Gemüsebau. Alte Sorten, alternative Produkte wie Kräuter, Blumen, Alpenpflanzen, Saatguterzeugung u. a.

The Market Gardener

A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

Author: Jean-Martin Fortier,Marie Bilodeau

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717656

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9960

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

Desert or Paradise

Restoring Endangered Landscapes Using Water Management, Including Lake and Pond Construction

Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358465X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 4098

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 5,000 feet above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, and waterways, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures. Fans of Sepp Holzer have come from all over the world to see the productivity of his farm, a veritable permaculture paradise. His first book, Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, offers a detailed guide to what Holzer has achieved on his farm. Many readers might have wondered-but how can we achieve this on a global scale? Luckily, his newest book, Desert or Paradise, examines Holzer's core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, and reconnecting mankind with nature, applied to reforestation and water conservation across the world. Through years of consultation with other countries, Holzer has developed a core philosophy for reconnecting mankind with nature even in arid or otherwise "lost-cause" regions. He details a process he calls "Grundierung," a term from painting meaning "base coat," which goes into great detail the importance of water, and Desert or Paradise offers his concept and guide to construction of large water reservoirs in arid, rainfall-dependent regions with examples from Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal. Holzer describes the ecological and economic benefits of these changes, as well as the use of a variety of plant and animal species for further integration and regeneration of the surrounding areas, including reasons for reforestation and the cause and use of forest fires. Holzer also outlines his ten points of sustainable self-reliance and how these methods can help feed the world, such as the need to regulate the water budget, eliminate factory livestock farming, bring more fallow or unused areas into production, enlarge crop areas by using terracing and Holzer-style raised beds, regionalize instead of globalize, fight for land reform and engage in community building, go back to the ancient farming wisdom, and change the educational system. Also included are Holzer's ideas on beekeeping, humane slaughtering, nature spirits, the loss of roots in our society in general, and in politics especially.

Der Agrar-Rebell

Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217717

Category:

Page: 346

View: 9542

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Your Complete Guide to Living beyond the Grid with Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 5960

The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Miraculous Abundance

One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World

Author: Perrine Hervé-Gruyer,Charles Hervé-Gruyer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 5921

The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain ("Tomorrow"). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities—from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

Der Große Weg hat kein Tor

Nahrung - Anbau - Leben

Author: Masanobu Fukuoka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895662065

Category:

Page: 174

View: 4103

Anders gärtnern

Permakultur-Elemente im Hausgarten

Author: Margit Rusch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936896527

Category:

Page: 94

View: 724

Die erfahrene Gärtnerin stellt wichtige Elemente der Permakultur für den Hausgarten vor. Ausführliche Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und zahlreiche Fotos erleichtern die Umsetzung im eigenen Garten.

Auch Sie können wieder jünger werden

Author: Dr. Norman W. Walker

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641046122

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 6248

Man ist nie zu alt, um jünger zu werden! »Sie sind, was Sie essen, und Sie sind so jung (oder so alt), wie Sie sich fühlen.« – das ist der Schlüssel zu einem langen, aktiven und gesunden Leben, so Dr. Norman W. Walker, der selbst 116 Jahre alt wurde. Vor allem also eine gesunde Ernährungsweise, die Kohlenhydrate, Getreide, Zucker und Milch weitgehend meidet, viel Bewegung und richtig kombinierte Speisen geben Vitalität und Lebensfreude. Der Körper wird entschlackt und kann sich regenerieren. Ein motivierender Ratgeber für alle, die sich wieder jung und fit fühlen wollen.

Drop City

Roman

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446239685

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5541

Boyles grandiose Geschichte einer Hippie-Kommune, die von Kalifornien nach Alaska zieht, mit allen berechenbaren und unberechenbaren Folgen. "Drop City" ist der Roman einer naiven und idealistischen Generation, die das Lebensgefühl von vielen von Grund auf verändert und bis auf den heutigen Tag geprägt hat. Satirisch, realistisch, skurril.

Wo ein Wille, da ein Weg

Naturheilwissen, Erfahrung und Kräuterpraxis des Agrar-Rebellen

Author: Sepp Holzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442169801

Category:

Page: 349

View: 2463

Käfer-Queen (Die Käfer-Saga 2)

Author: M.G. Leonard

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 3646929006

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2182

Darkus versteht die Welt nicht mehr! Sein Vater will zurück zu Lucretia Cutter. Dabei haben Darkus, sein Käfer Baxter und seine Freunde alles daran gesetzt, ihn aus den Fängen der durchgeknallten Fashionqueen zu befreien. Darkus weiß genau, dass mit Lucretia was nicht stimmt. Sie ist mächtig, gefährlich – und besessen von Käfern. Doch was will sie auf der Oscar-Verleihung in L.A.? Warum entwirft sie plötzlich Kleider aus Käfern? Und wieso schwebt Baxter in Lebensgefahr? Das große Käfer-Abenteuer geht weiter. Alle Bände der weltweit erfolgreichen Käfer-Saga: Käferkumpel (Band 1) Käfer-Queen (Band 2) Käferkrawall (Band 3)

Biodynamisch gärtnern

Pflanzen, säen, ernten im Einklang mit den Natur- und Mondzyklen

Author: Monty Waldin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831029907

Category:

Page: 256

View: 4978