I'm very pleased to announce to the Permie people that we will be taking a group of North Americans over to Austria for the first course ever at Sepp's new farm, the Holzerhof!
Come see paradise in the making, at the very begging, with the master himself, Sepp Holzer! This is a very unique opportunity to witness the world's best permaculture doer, doing what he does best.
We will be at his new 9 hectare farm in southern Austria for first 4 days of this 8 day workshop. During this time we will witness a full scale Holzer transformation from the very beginning, seeing exactly how Sepp does it now with over 50 years of experience. A once in a lifetime experience to say the least. We get the incredible opportunity to learn from him as he transforms his new place, and gain from his 50 years of insight. The schedule right now looks like this:
July 31 | Arrive in Vienna, adjust to the time change and recover from the flight, and take a scenic tour of the city to acclimate to Austria.
August 1-4 | Workshop with Sepp Holzer at his new farm. We will get to witness Sepp's new model at the beginning, a most useful experience for anyone with a desire to do this for themselves.
August 5 | Tour of the Krameterhof with Josef Holzer (Sepp's son) to see the place where it all began, the most developed Holzer model on the planet!
August 6-8 | Workshop with Perma Vitae (Holzer's certified students) in Ubelbach. We'll tour Stübing, an open air museum with traditional farmhouses and learn how to use and care for traditional tools from the Grossauer family. We will also do a workshop on beekeeping and another using natural materials from the garden to make washing powder, shampoo, soap, and more. Then we will enjoy the village festivities with an unforgettable evening of ethnic food, drink, song, and dance, Austrian style.
Ever since I heard of the Krameterhof I've always wanted to go see it. Now we'll get to see it with our own eyes, feel it with our own hands, and taste it with our own tongues! Maybe even bring a little piece of it back with us... And without the year and a half wait!
A BIG BIG thanks to everyone who helped make the spring workshops with Sepp in the US happen. The students, the volunteers and organizers, and the big guy with overalls at the head of the empire Paul Wheaton!
After having the amazing experiences that I did this spring I can only imagine what it will be like with Sepp on his own stomping grounds in his comfort zone. We're going to have the EXACT right machines (and get to see what that entails) and how he does everything to the fullest extent (rather than the best he can do with what's available). No problems with the government, just sheer paradise in the making.
Here are some of my favorite moments from the amazing times that were had this spring.
This a life time opprtunity indeed. I am so excited about this that is hard to find the right words. It's been some time since my older daughter tells me that, in the future, she wants to have her own garden, to plant and grow her own vegetables and fruits, just in natural ways. She is also very pasionated about animals and birds, in a simple word - she loves all about nature. So, as I respect her passion, I encourage her, so I started to inform myself in order to help her. And as I was prayng to find the right information, I founded the video about Sepp Holzer work. I watched it with my daughter and felt from the first moment that this how we want to do it, so her project shaped after M-r Sepp model. To have this opportunity to meet him and see live how he does it ... it's over the words to express it. She is still to young to travel by herself, so we will be together. I am sure that this experience will inspire her for the rest of her life!
May God give you all, who will participate to this event, all the resources - time, help, friends - you need!
With great respect for your work, Nicoleta
I am registered to go! I am so excited --- to see the Krameterhof in its full mature glory, watch Sepp begin the transformation of his new farm from scratch, spend time with the perma vitae people is all like a dream come true. I know I'm too old to gush like this, but that's the way I feel.
I truly think that permaculture is the only way forward for humanity in the long term. I am working on setting up my permaculture farm and designing the needed earth works, ponds, swales and other water catchment and retention features. This is the main reason I am going on this trip to Austria - to study water from the water master.
Has the group fight been booked yet? It would be great to know the airport,date and time of departure asap.The flights to the meeting airport will to get more expensive as time goes by.
Thank you so much for organizing this amazing event. I agree with Sepp that North America needs more permaculture demonstration farms (like yours and hopefully mine, some day) because for most people, seeing is believing.
I keep remembering Sepp on the first day of the spring Minn workshop looking fiercely at all the students and demanding -" So your government doesn't let you do what the land really needs to be done -- what are YOU going to do about it?!"
I hope to learn how to create a working demonstration farm that will convince government officials to change the rules because they see that permaculture is a better way of doing things. Seeing Sepp's work in action will be an invaluable advantage.
soooo regarding the $500 deposit in case the exchange rate changes, this is a strange requirement.
whose idea was this? i don't agree.
does that mean we will get refunded in addition to the $500 if the exchange rate favors the dollar??
i'd like to sign up for 2 folks; is there still space?
and what is being done about a group flight rate, if anything?