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At the end of the long seep holzer visit pod cast by paul. Paul ask how where the qualifications or steps to becoming Holzer Agroecology certified. The pod cast kinda trailed away at the end of the fifth one and did not finish explaining what is all involved with that program. And is that team doing much training in the us now? Sorry Ive been working my new job for over a month now and i have been catching up on all of pauls podcast forgive me if this issue has already been talked about.
 
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The Holzer Practitioner's Certification consists of 30 days of workshops with Sepp and team, and an independent project plan. There are a couple of students that have had enough class time to submit their project plan. I submitted mine this winter, and should find out what Sepp thinks this spring.

We will certainly continue to hold workshops this year and in the future, although we won't finalize any of these details until after the workshops this spring. Getting course time with Sepp is certainly getting harder. After this spring traveling to Austria will be the only option to learn directly from Sepp.
 
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It was sayed in the podcast or a may of missed heard, that once team members are certified then tthe 30 days of study could be under a certified member?
 
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Brandon, this is indeed the case. Once team members are certified they can teach parts of the 30 day certification. Permavitae is an organization of Sepp's certified students in Austria, they will be helping with the workshops this spring and leading more workshops moving forward.
 
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That is good to know that we won't have to travel to Austria to finish out certification. I have one week under my belt from last spring and when (haha, notice I didn't say if!) I win the course this year, that will add more time toward certification. I wish I had the funds to come up with a way to do both workshops. Do you ever offer scholarships or ways to work part of the time off of the cost?
 
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Jen Shrock wrote:Do you ever offer scholarships or ways to work part of the time off of the cost?



We do have a couple of work trade positions available (for a discount not the full course price). We would love to have scholarships, but so far haven't had a generous donor to allow us to offer these. It would be great to have someone start pursuing some scholarship opportunities, but as a small group organizing this is not something we have had the time to do.
 
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Jen already ask my follow up questions thanks again
 
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Hi - is there a comprehensive list of Holzer Certified people out there?

Anyone in Australia or NZ or Asia?

We're looking an engaging someone to help us with our place. Sepp's methods are at the top of our list

@Zach Weiss can you assist with some names? Coming on holiday to Australia at any point?

Cheers,
Peter
 
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Peter Kalokerinos wrote:Hi - is there a comprehensive list of Holzer Certified people out there?

Anyone in Australia or NZ or Asia?

We're looking an engaging someone to help us with our place. Sepp's methods are at the top of our list

@Zach Weiss can you assist with some names? Coming on holiday to Australia at any point?

Cheers,
Peter



Good question Peter. I would love to know. Looking for somebody in Alberta/western Canada.
 
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Well this question kind of opens up a can of worms, but long story short the organizers we were working with at that time had their own agenda and Sepp was never on board with offering certification for merely 30 days of workshops and one successful project, even though it was presented to us otherwise.  

Currently I am the only person Sepp has personally certified (he said because I am so talented, his words not mine).  There was the year long training program at the Krameterhof that Sepp used to run, that is now continued by his son Josef, but that is a different experience, more like a PDC - attend, do the basic work, and receive a certificate.

This I can say, I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in ecology, but earning certification from Sepp was at least an order of magnitude more difficult, maybe even two or three. While working on a project with Sepp a couple of weeks ago in Germany he said something along the lines of receiving certification should really mean something, I think that's a big part of why I'm the only one who has received this honor from him to date, he's about as demanding and diligent a mentor as one could ask for, I wouldn't have it any other way.  

Peter, I have a long standing policy of offering a discount for my first project on a new continent, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica are the only ones I have yet to work on. I would be thrilled to help you with your project.

Simone, I'm based out of Montana, very close to Alberta, and I'll be working in British Columbia this September and Saskatchewan next year. I would very much love to help you with your project as well.

If either of you would like to move forward with this you can find out more about my process and contact me through my website.

www.ElementalEcosystems.com
 
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Thanks Zach. You would be of course our first choice!
I will email you through your homepage.
 
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@Zach Weiss

Many thanks for the reply. I figured this may have been the case given the lack of other information around.

.....the tyranny of distance I think would be an impassable road block for us....as much as I worship Sepp's work the cost of implementing it down here will not outweigh the benefits...relative to some other fine "consultants" our small population has bred and are available locally....back to the drawing board  
 
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@Peter Kalokerinos

Not sure if you found someone to help you implement Holzer's approach at your place or if you've gone in a different direction but it's looking like I will be coming to New Zealand and NSW Australia for two different projects this December/January.  I would be happy to add your project to the trip if you are still interested as I will already be in the region.  If you're still interested send me a contact form or email through my website:

Elemental Ecosystems
 
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