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Sepp Holzer - "Agro Rebel"

 
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I never saw this one before. The Agro Rebel - It's excellent.
 
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I have not seen it yet either!! Thanks
 
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An daa's how yu ge'e da vegable field!

Excellent viewing.
 
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WOW, living and working in the garden of eden !
 
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Thanks Paul for bringing this to our attention! Awesome video! Right off the bat you see that Sepp is dealing with the same thing that's happening all over the world. There seems to be a concerted effort to dissuade the growing of food. Instead you need to plant allelopathic mono-crops of soil damaging trees to not have the Department of Making You Sad show up on your doorstep.
 
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Amazing what Sepp has done. Extremely hard working he is.

In nature, where there is an abundance of food, you soon have an abundance of whatever animal eats that food.

Because of relatively cheap and abundant energy in the form of fossil fuels, we have been able, over the past 100 years, to produce an abundance, and our population has grown accordingly.

Question: How do you feed the masses with permaculture? Can it be done? What is the mechanism for change? Or are we looking at peak oil to bring war, famine and mass starvation... if GMOs don't wipe out all the crops first.
 
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Wasn't it determined that you could feed 48 billion people with Sepp Holzer's techniques alone? Everyone else is just greening deserts, growing food where there hasn't been food for 1000s of years. All of that easy land in between should be a cinch
 
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Gee, they didn't mention monetary profit, and Sepp didn't even seem grumpy when politely interpreted to English.

Very enjoyable. So many possibilities for local application.

I think the 'rules' in Austria for planting are very similar to the 'rules' we already have in the States for buildings...
 
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Wyomiles Hogan wrote:WOW, living and working in the garden of eden !

Wow is right. I speak some German and the translation also intrigued me. there were several places that Sepp was really off the wall and the translator calmed down the language. LOL. He talked about napping on spots on his land that had a special power. He said that some of his most important decisions were made in his dreams. Wow--he said the land spoke to him. He said that sometimes he was drawn to take a nap by a spring, sometimes a certain rock. He really talked to his pigs like they were people. There was one pig that he was a little afraid of--he called him the boss.
 
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I loved what he had to say about how it should be a CRIME to keep animals locked away from the sun in large numbers. U.S. agriculture is some messed up ish in my opinion.
 
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Elisabeth Van Camp wrote:

Wyomiles Hogan wrote:WOW, living and working in the garden of eden !

Wow is right. I speak some German and the translation also intrigued me. there were several places that Sepp was really off the wall and the translator calmed down the language. LOL. He talked about napping on spots on his land that had a special power. He said that some of his most important decisions were made in his dreams. Wow--he said the land spoke to him. He said that sometimes he was drawn to take a nap by a spring, sometimes a certain rock. He really talked to his pigs like they were people. There was one pig that he was a little afraid of--he called him the boss.



I wonder if he vacuums Sepp's curtains... (a Who's the Boss reference).
 
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Wonderbar!

So beautiful.
 
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What a completely awesome find. Watching this made my day! Sepp Holzer is the punk-rock of permaculture (and I mean that in a really good way)! I also wonder if I am the only one of the opinion that Sepp Holzer is the real-life wizard, Aiwendil - or better known as Radagast the Brown!! http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Radagast
 
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The Garden of Eden does NOT Have SNOW! That stuff is of the Devil! LOL

Thanks for posting Paul I love this guy!
 
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Very nice video. This is where farming needs to go everywhere. Along with transforming how we farm, we need to make land more easily available to everyone. This should become the bedrock of every nations economy. For those who are able to feed themselves through working the land, it should be easy for them to get land. Land is way over priced. The wrong things in society are subsidized but the most essential are not. I'd like to see Sepp's concepts be built upon by organizing access to land for those willing to be devoted farmers.
 
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One of the dominant themes that I see in permaculture is that most of it is on 'less-than-perfect' land.

Most of us cannot afford to buy prime farmland, nor the sites that home-building speculators seek.
We are not looking for 800 acre flat lands, nor pristine views.
We are often looking for plots that others have bypassed as 'unsuitable'.

That fact helps the feasibility of permaculture. We can take an 'unusable' piece of land, and turn it into a sustainable food forest.
In a hungry world, that should be a top priority...feeding millions from marginal lands.

Sepp has shown the world that you don't need a perfect setting to be highly productive.

 
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I goofed. I didn't read the email correctly and sent a notice that I didn't want emails on this subject. I do!. I do want to receive emails regarding this topic. OOPS!
 
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Lisa Allen wrote:What a completely awesome find. Watching this made my day! Sepp Holzer is the punk-rock of permaculture (and I mean that in a really good way)! I also wonder if I am the only one of the opinion that Sepp Holzer is the real-life wizard, Aiwendil - or better known as Radagast the Brown!! http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Radagast



I do believe the Radagast of the recent Hobbit movie must have been modeled after natural builder SunRay Kelley (or at least Radagast's appearance and dwelling…):
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/garden/sunray-kelleys-ungated-community.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/11/29/garden/20121129-SUNRAY.html?ref=garden
 
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