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
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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.

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
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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 Rebel Farmer


Author: Sepp Holzer,Konrad Liebchen
Publisher: Permanent Publications
ISBN: 9783702010546
Category: Agriculturists
Page: 239
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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.

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: 7217

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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
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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.

Critical Animal Geographies

Politics, Intersections and Hierarchies in a Multispecies World
Author: Kathryn Gillespie,Rosemary-Claire Collard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317649265
Category: Science
Page: 234
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Critical Animal Geographies provides new geographical perspectives on critical animal studies, exploring the spatial, political, and ethical dimensions of animals’ lived experience and human-animal encounter. It works toward a more radical politics and?theory directed at the shifting boundary between human and animal. Chapters draw together feminist, political-economic, post-humanist, anarchist, post-colonial, and critical race literatures with original case studies in order to see how efforts by some humans to control and order life – human and not – violate, constrain, and impinge upon others. Central to all chapters is a commitment to grappling with the stakes – violence, death, life, autonomy – of human-animal encounters. Equally, the work in the collection addresses head-on the dominant forces shaping and dependent on these encounters: capitalism, racism, colonialism, and so on. In doing so, the book pushes readers to confront how human-animal relations are mixed up with overlapping axes of power and exploitation, including gender, race, class, and species.

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
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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
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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.

Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett
Author: Rosamund Young
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641222311
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian

Drop City

Roman
Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446239685
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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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.

Vier Fische


Author: Paul Greenberg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827074746
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Der preisgekrönte Autor und passionierte Angler Paul Greenberg nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise über die Flüsse und Meere dieser Welt und erzählt die Geschichte jener vier Fischarten, die mittlerweile überall die Speisekarten beherrschen: Lachs, Barsch, Kabeljau und Thunfisch. Er besucht norwegische Großfarmen, die jährlich 500 000 Tonnen Lachs produzieren - mit Hilfe genetischer Techniken, die ursprünglich bei der Schafzucht zum Einsatz kamen. In Alaska besichtigt er die einzige Fair-Trade-Fischerei der Welt. Er erklärt, warum die Meerestiere zunehmend mit Quecksilber und anderen Schadstoffen belastet sind, und schildert, wie der Mittelmeerbarsch zu einer global nachgefragten Ware werden konnte. Greenberg stellt viele der Fragen, die immer mehr Menschen beim Anblick einer Speisekarte oder der Tiefkühltruhe unseres Supermarkts beschäftigen: Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Wild-, Zucht- und Biofisch? Welchen Fisch können wir bedenkenlos essen? Was bedeutet Überfischung eigentlich? Lassen sich Fische wirklich domestizieren wie andere Tiere auch, oder sollten wir generell aufhören, Fisch zu essen? Fische, so Greenbergs Fazit, sind unser letztes wirklich ?wildes Nahrungsmittel. Womöglich nicht mehr lange. Nur wenn wir besser verstehen, unter welchen Bedingungen und um welchen Preis Fisch auf unseren Tellern landet, werden wir dem Lebensraum - und der Nahrungsquelle - Meer mit neuer, dringend gebotener Achtung begegnen.

Mein Name ist nicht Freitag


Author: Jon Walter
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646929626
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Samuel ist bei Gott. Seltsam nur, dass es im Himmel stockdunkel ist, die Vögel trotzdem singen und dass er gefesselt ist. Als er vor Gottes Angesicht tritt, sieht der eher aus wie Der Teufel. Und Der Teufel nennt ihn Freitag und verkauft ihn als Sklaven an einen weißen Jungen, der gerade mal so alt ist wie Samuel. Für 600 Dollar. Er kommt auf eine Plantage in Mississippi, wo es keinen interessiert, wer er ist, dass er lesen kann, dass er zu seinem kleinen Bruder muss. Aber der Bürgerkrieg rückt immer näher – und damit auch die Hoffnung auf Freiheit.

Auch Sie können wieder jünger werden


Author: Dr. Norman W. Walker
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641046122
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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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.

Schwedische Schnitz-Schule

Arbeiten mit Messer und Axt
Author: Wille Sundqvist
Publisher: Vincentz Network GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783878707127
Category:
Page: 201
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In diesem ausführlichen Anleitungsbuch zeigt der Autor, wie man mit dem Schweden-Messer oder der Axt Gebrauchsartikel und dekorative Objekte aus Holz schnitzt. Aber auch die Arbeit mit anderen schneidenden Werkzeugen wie Schälmesser, Hohlbeitel und Bildhauereisen wird umfassend geschildert, ebenso das Schleifen und Abziehen der Klingen. Die auf althergebrachte Weise hergestellten Butterstreicher, Löffel, Kellen und andere Objekte sind praktisch und dekorativ. Das Buch eignet sich zum Selbststudium und als Nachschlagewerk.