[permaculture] Sepp Holzer on his earliest discoveries

Jeff Hine jhi at post.com
Fri Mar 13 14:01:43 EDT 2009


Hi, thanks, I will go to permies.com. What did you mean about the rural 
place next to a road. Could you elaborate just a bit?
-Jeff

paul wheaton wrote:
> I've tried to convey a lot of info at the permies.com forums.  And I'm
> putting out feelers to see if anybody has any questions that I might
> try to convey.
> 
> Some of the interesting bits so far:
> 
> don't pull poisonous plants: they are the medicinals for animals (i.e.
> his critters don't have worms and he uses to wormers)
> 
> rural place next to a road:  trees and shrubs don't cut it.  Use a berm.
> 
> Sepp never uses lime even though his soils start off very acidic.
> 
> Sepp holzer never buys animal feed.  Although he does trade for hay
> for his cattle.  He can feed pigs all year and I'm still trying to pin
> him down on chickens.
> 
> Moles and voles are not a problem.  Mostly because of how he does not
> prune his trees.  But also thanks to the pigs.
> 
> Design ponds so that they are long and skinny and going with the wind.
> 
> Sepp uses no irrigation.  This is a long, rich topic.  Deep rooted
> trees are part of the solution.  As is shallow ponds (which leads to
> heaps of morning dew).
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Jeff Hine <jhi at post.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for uploading these. I longed to come and hear him speak. He
>> really shows the power of simple observation of nature. Makes me think I
>> need to spend less time in book learning. -Jeff
>>
>>
>> paul wheaton wrote:
>>> I have not attended six and a half days of Sepp Holzer workshops here
>>> in the US.  On the very first moments, I recorded about an hour and a
>>> half of him speaking and compiled "the best of" from that which, I
>>> think, it really fantastic.  I asked Sepp for permission to put it up
>>> on the mighty internet and he asked to see it first.  He's been really
>>> busy, but yesterday I got the green light.
>>>
>>> Enjoy:
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDTmKtbOo
>>>
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL8jm043o
>>>
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXa3y8B7M
>>>
>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?vôLPTcP_EHU
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