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My excitement is off the charts, I just reserved my place today! My question is, Is there anything it would be helpful to read up on before the workshop? Or should I keep my beginners mind? Do you have any suggestions for a good German-English plant names/ tree names cheat sheet with pronunciations? I have a small amount of talent sounding out German words, I would like to be able to recognise certin words, especially names of plants Sepp uses/loves.
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At the least, I would suggest (if you haven't already) reading all three of Sepp's books (the third is finally out in English) so as not to ask any questions he covers there.
 
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I am trying to get my hands on them..I'm also looking for a good book on edible/food bearing shrubs and trees for Temperate climate.. I want to greatly expand my knowledge and recognition skills. There are so many choices does anyone have a favorite?
 
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Again Joshua with the nail on the head. Sepp's three books are a great start, I would even suggest reading them in reverse order, from most recent to the first one. I wouldn't worry about German - English plant names, we will have translators that know all of this. Also there are different plants here in the America than in Eurpope, it is the concepts and approach that is most important to gain. Reading "Desert or Paradise", then "Sepp Holzer's Permaculture", then "Agro-Rebel" would be my suggestion.

"Botany in a Day" is a great book for plant identification. It teaches the families approach of plant identification. With this approach you can more easily understand the uses and ecological role of a plant without having to know the specific species.

Zach and Team Holzer AgroEcology
 
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Thanks very much I will get those books as soon as I can, starting with the newest one as suggested. See you in Loma Mar. Which by the way means land of ocean, I know those coastal canyons well! Very excited to be there for the spring flush of growth, nettles soup will be on the menu in our camp!
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Roxanne
 
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