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a couple of articles about Sepp in English

 
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http://www.perma-dise.com/download/SeppOffener_English.pdf

http://www.mastersconnection.com/index.php/articles/298-sepp-qthis-is-not-a-blackberry-brambleq

http://www.mastersconnection.com/index.php/component/search/?searchword=Sepp%20Holzer&searchphrase=all&Itemid=101 this will get you to links to 8 articles in the online newsletter. They are from 2009 and 2010.

http://www.krameterhof.at/Montana.htm this one is German, but I really wanted to know if anybody knows about castles in Montana? Sepp mentions ruins of castles in this article........ ??
 
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Another one (in English) of Sepp explaining hugelkultures in his own words.
(You'll need to scroll down towards mid page to get to his Hugel article):
http://www.krameterhof.at/pdf/presse/permaculture-pm68.pdf

 
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thanks for the Permaculture magazine article - I love that mag, by the way, and decided to order it after listening to Paul interviewing Maddy.
And after reading Sepps book, i got intrigued with Hugel kultur and have 3 kind of going. The first one ended up a hybrid of straw bale and hugel, the second one is Hugel all the way and doing great - even though it took me forever to finish. Sepp is not kidding that it takes a lot longer when you do it all by hand. Even the piling of logs and branches. I pile it all up, water it down nicely, had to go off do other things (like work), come back and the darn thing shrank a bunch. So, I pile on more branches, water them down and...... repeat....and again. i did that several times before I decided to heck with it, its time to pile on compost and soil - no sod for me. Only Bermuda grass - my enemy. Dug down and around the bed very carefully removing every bit of it....
With the 3rd one, I got smarter. I founded an organic edibles garden club and scheduled a workday That way, I only had to supervise and we got it piled pretty high....
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hugelkulture bed #2
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same bed a few month later
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Hugel 3 as skeleton
 
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well, the pics come up in opposite order and the descriptions are not showing. The last picture is the second hugel I build. It is actually along the property line and I planted blueberries on one side to create an edible fence. The middle is the first hugel a couple of month later - potatoes are really loving it in there. The third is the workday result. We dug about a foot down......
 
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