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Sepp Holzer is coming to Montana

 
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Paul and Kelly talk about Sepp coming and a few details in this podcast: http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/405-podcast-066-kelly-ware-permaculture-gatherings/
 
                        
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Hello all,

Anybody else registered for the week/weeks with sepp holzer and/or Skeeter?

Tentatively, I am willing to carpool from Portland, Oregon, if anyone is going from here and willing to share.

Thanks,

Liv
 
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Linda and I (George) from NYC have signed up for the whole shebang. Really excited!
 
                          
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Coming from N. California.  If anyone sees a way to connect we might talk about a car pool.  Otherwise we might just talk! :->


I'm hoping -- with it being in, presumably, a drylands area -- that will be some focus on drylands agriculture and water management in particular.  I'd LOVE for there to be a real, hands on, planning and construction of at least a small swale.  I'm wrestling with these issues on 7 acres of cobblestone+clay right now and I haven't found enough step by step to undertake terracing and swale construction .. mostly for erosion control but also to max the water.  I think I already expressed my preferences to Mr. Pilarski but I will be grateful for whatever is taught ... and whatever I might learn from those of you who are way beyond my current experience.    Beyond my 7 acres I am intending to Food Forest thousands...but I always was one to bite off more than I could easily chew! :->
 
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Okay, first post here. Hi everyone!

I think it's pretty imperative that I make my way down from Vancouver Island to Missoula in 2012! When I saw sepp holzer was going to be there, I nearly flipped! But then, I noticed Skeeter's PDC(is it okay to call him Skeeter if I haven't met him?). Oh jeeze! Decisions! I think what I'll have to do is sign up for the PDC, and then try to get in one or two days of Sepp to round it all out. I hope I can make this work! I really feel I need to take a PDC, and I can't think of a better person to learn from! There are a couple in B.C., but I'm hooked on the Permies site now and want to come down and see everything going on down there!

My partner and I are transitioning from a pretty urban lifestyle to a more rural one come next year. We have 3 acres to fiddle with and we also want to be sort of... permaculture missionaries in the town we'll be living in (we'll be on the outskirts of a typical cookie-cutter subdivision hell. You know the ones, where they tear out a forrest to lay down asphalt and then name it "Eagle's Nest Glen Forest Sanctuary". So to do all this, I think we need to do a bit of learning our selves! Now I just need to get over my fear of the border. Ack!
 
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Has there been more details around this event? I bought my ticket last night!

Mainly around logistics:

will I be expected to find my way on transportation (to and from airport, around to lodging, etc)?
Will camping be available on the site?
Is it likely to be super cold/camping not feasible in early May?
Anyone have a free couch for that week?
food?

Thanks.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:
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I'm guessing you are talking about Sepp Week and not the PDC?



Yes, correct. Sepp week.
 
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I forwarded this to Katharina.  She sent me an email to say that she is traveling now and should be able to respond in a couple of days.

 
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Does anyone know if mike oehler is aware of this event?  I'd really like to see him as a guest speaker/instructor/student to Michael Pilarski's or Sepp's events.

Maybe I am being too greedy, we will already have a number of great people!   

Really looking forward to April-May 2012 !!!
 
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I've also heard that Jack Spirko from The Survival Podcast will be there for Sepp week as well. If you added Joe Salatin, Wendell Berry, and Mel Bartholomew we'd have just about all my living heroes in one space.

Man, I wish it were a few months later in 2012. Oh well, my time will come eventually. I hope to see many videos, blog posts, and podcasts.

 
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I am there... Missoula, and perhaps Flathead weeklong seminar.  Where can we find more details on this?
 
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Tim Southwell wrote:
I am there... Missoula, and perhaps Flathead weeklong seminar.  Where can we find more details on this?


Tim,

More details:

[size=20pt]Dayton [glow=silver,2,300]Montana[/glow] Permaculture Summit 2012[/size]   [size=2pt]unofficial title  : - ) [/size]

permaculture design course with Michael Pilarski
April 21- May 5


11 Days with Sepp (Extended Seminar)
May 3-13 

http://www.placeofgathering.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=7&Itemid=55

Contact Katharina with any questions, her e-mail is found about half way down the page at the above URL.

 
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Adam Gulliford wrote:
Has there been more details around this event? I bought my ticket last night!

Mainly around logistics:

will I be expected to find my way on transportation (to and from airport, around to lodging, etc)?
Will camping be available on the site?
Is it likely to be super cold/camping not feasible in early May?
Anyone have a free couch for that week?
food?

Thanks.


Coming in from Charleston, SC for the ten days or so with Sepp and these are my concerns as well.  Thanks
 
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Food Forest wrote:
Adam Gulliford wrote:
Has there been more details around this event? I bought my ticket last night!

Mainly around logistics:

will I be expected to find my way on transportation (to and from airport, around to lodging, etc)?
Will camping be available on the site?
Is it likely to be super cold/camping not feasible in early May?
Anyone have a free couch for that week?
food?

Thanks.


Coming in from Charleston, SC for the ten days or so with Sepp and these are my concerns as well.  Thanks


camping is very doable in early spring... but it gets a bit crisp (I live in the flathead so I have glacier water for blood though )
I wouldn't get anything too spendy, but a good sleeping bag is a must
also, i can't promise anything but I could do what I can to help with rides from the airport, for supplies, etc.
 
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I just found out that there are 11 tickets left and there are just a couple of days left for the early bird discount.

For more information and to buy a ticket go here.

 
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Paul,
Can you tell us when Sepp is going to be doing public presentation while he is in Montana? I would like to let people know in Bozeman and perhaps have a caravan of folks come up.

Thanks!

 
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I have been trying to get more information about this stuff, but people are not returning my emails/calls.

Sepp will be in Montana may 1 through 15. Although the 1st and the 15th will probably be shot to hell. I think the 2nd and 3rd might be dedicated to the tail end of the PDC for which he is a guest instructor.

Then there is May 3 through 13. I originally spent hours and hours working with Katharina to figure out a schedule of what he would be talking about on which days. And then all that got scrapped in favor of "pick a day and you get what you get". There are a lot of people, like me, that will just attend all 11 days.

I heard that both the PDC and the 11-days-of-sepp are both sold out and there is a waiting list forming for each. I also heard from katharina that she might still be selling tickets at the non-early-bird rate for a few more. I'm trying to get clarity on that.

Does this help?

 
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Paul,
I am now gathering that Sepp's 'public' presentations will actually be part of the 11 day seminar series for which you would have to sign up and pay. I think I was imagining perhaps a evening lecture at some point that would be open to the public but I understand that might not be possible with his super busy schedule. Please let me know if something like this evolves.

Thanks!
Kareen
 
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Kareen Erbe wrote:Paul,
I am now gathering that Sepp's 'public' presentations will actually be part of the 11 day seminar series for which you would have to sign up and pay. I think I was imagining perhaps a evening lecture at some point that would be open to the public but I understand that might not be possible with his super busy schedule. Please let me know if something like this evolves.

Thanks!
Kareen


I think the original plan was for something like that. And then it seems to be not on the list anymore.

I think a person can (could?) sign up for just one day of sepp. I think it was something like $200 for just one day.

 
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Hi Paul,
Is sepp holzer still coming to Whitefish ?
Thanks
Brigitte
 
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Brigitte Velten wrote:Hi Paul,
Is Sepp Holzer still coming to Whitefish ?
Thanks
Brigitte


I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure that he will spend all of his time in Dayton - just a little south of whitefish.

 
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Paul and Kelda continue reviewing sepp holzer's Permaculture (the book), chapter 1 part 5 in this podcast: podcast

They talk about the upcoming Sepp event.
 
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Is there any possibility Sepp will film/allow for filming of how he uses the machines for making a pond?
I have read all his books, watched the videos too -- it still seems somewhat vague.
I would gladly pay for a video that really details this since I may not be able to quite my job quite yet -- although I thought about when i learned he was coming.
Thanks!
 
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I'd like more info on the $200 for a single day, and if there's a public lecture that get's scheduled. I've got limitations that mean I can only get away for maybe a day or two.
 
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Lacia Lynne Bailey wrote:I'd like more info on the $200 for a single day, and if there's a public lecture that get's scheduled. I've got limitations that mean I can only get away for maybe a day or two.


For the 11-days-of-sepp you can plop down $200 for any one of those days. The trick is that you do not know what he will be talking about on that day.


 
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paul wheaton wrote:
For the 11-days-of-sepp you can plop down $200 for any one of those days. The trick is that you do not know what he will be talking about on that day.


Yep, Sepp roulette
Hey, whatever it is will be interesting, and its better than the alternative of nothing!

If I can double up with public lecture if the date gets published, all the better.

My questions are practical, like, If its full, how does one sign up for a day?
 
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had i the money i would definately attend, my aunt lives in missoula and was wanting me to watch her kids for a while this spring, so i could be in town around then but 1000 bux.... even 200 is a lil much considering i was gonna start a business this year...
 
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Lacia,

Go here and buy one day. You could also call Katharina and talk about other particulars.

 
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Thanks Paul!

It says there in big letters to "ignore all PayPal buttons" LOL, so it looks like emailing Katarina is the only way to buy a one day ticket. I'll try that.
 
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thinking about going to this cus i really want to, is it at all possible to show up first day and pay a certain amount in cash for the seminar?
because there is no way i can pay that much right now, but i might could possibly have some cash by that time, i just don't want to spend money i don't have so buying now aint much of an option
 
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Devon Olsen wrote:thinking about going to this cus i really want to, is it at all possible to show up first day and pay a certain amount in cash for the seminar?
because there is no way i can pay that much right now, but i might could possibly have some cash by that time, i just don't want to spend money i don't have so buying now aint much of an option


I have to say "I don't know".

I know they started with a maximum of 45 and they have sold out. But it sounds like they are still selling tickets. I talked to Katharina briefly and I get the impression that she is trying to figure out ways to accommodate more people. Based on what little i know at this time, when I look into my crystal ball (which has a crack in it), I predict that she will soon stop selling tickets because only so many sardines fit into a tin.


 
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^that really sucks, hes so close yet so far away haha

i guess i will just have to do my farm without the design course or actually meeting the man ive been studying and learning so much about but thats not much different than i was expecting to do originally

are you allowed to video tape it? (i believe this was asked already but i cant remember if there was an answer or not)
 
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He's gonna speak for about eight hours a day for 11 days. I don't have the equipment for anything like that.

I've heard that there is a film crew that will be there, but maybe I heard wrong.



 
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alright well hopefully someone makes a good video of it i definately wish i could make it but i guess i'll just have to rely on those of you that do to spread the knowledge
 
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First Post-
My name is Josh. Attending the 11 days with Sepp, but not only because of the amazing opportunity to learn from Sepp. Mr. Holzer is to be considered a force of nature in my opinion, but if one wants to really learn why the clouds dropped the rain it takes more than just watching the storm. I believe that I can learn from Sepp a number of things that cannot be envisioned now that will probably come as a surprise to me, but more important for the long run is inspiration to continue my efforts to start a farm. The energy of being in a place that is in the direction of becoming a Permaculture farm is the perfect setting to be in for this. The onus is strong to learn, network, and grow way beyond what 11 days can expose me to. I'd like to extend a greeting to those of you who will be there and those of you who will interact via this forum all of whom I hope will become my Permaculture contemporaries.

Personal Goals:
1. Establish a productive Permaculture farm within 5 years
2. Provide sustainable/ energy efficient/ food forested low-moderate income rental housing
3. Reduce my carbon footprint. (Living in South Africa and commuting to Alaska for seasonal work I have a lot to account for in regards to my carbon footprint)
4. If the Michael Pilarski PDC was not booked out then that would have been on my agenda also, working on making it happen in the future.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Josh

 
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Here's Jack Spirko's video of the massive hugelkultur beds at Katharina's Place of Gathering.



I have some lousy photos, but am hoping to see someone post better ones.

See also the pic and podcast link at A prepper, a permie, and Sepp Holzer walk into a bar... and Paul's brief, brief comments at sepp report.
 
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