Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

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Sepp 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.

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 metres 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 neighbours’ spruce monocultures.

In this book, Sepp 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. He writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details. Learn about:

  • How Sepp sets up a permaculture system
  • The fruit varieties Sepp 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!

Sepp 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.

“A fascinating book written by a man who has devoted a lifetime to working with Nature and creating extraordinarily diverse polycultures. His work is breathtaking.”

Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine International

“There, at an altitude which everyone else has abandoned to low-value forestry, what is probably the best example of a permaculture farm in Europe stands out like a beacon.”

Patrick Whitefield, permaculture author and teacher

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Giftcards Type No
Book title Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: a practical guide for farmers, smallholders and gardeners
Author Sepp Holzer
ISBN 9781856230599
Page count 240
Publisher Permanent Publications
Binding Paperback
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