those catastrophes won't end." That's agriculture visionary Sepp Holtzer's comment viewing the decimated Alpine hill (subsidized by the gov't) across the valley from his own: fertile, biologically-diverse, and thriving beautifully. I agree with the comment below, this *is* the way of the future. It's heartbreaking to know he's been given such GRIEF by the government.
The embedded video has been pulled. Here is a preview of a documentary about Sepp. Also info on purchase, containing three films: "Farming with Nature", "Aquaculture" and "Terraces and Raised Beds." Below is a short film. Use cc for English subtitles.
Sepp Holzer permaculture
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HH3lFrzkII
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEadIrBTUEY
P.S. Sepp rightly said that this needs to be taught in universities. I checked Cornell's School of Agriculture, and while I think the principles of Restorative Agriculture/Permaculture/Agroforestry/ Natural Farming should be taught as part of a required 101 course, at least I'm happy to see it's acknowledged - if w/a two-credit course (Permaculture Design Certification), also online course. http://www.sustainablecampus.cornell.edu/initiatives/permacu...
Well, possibly some of it's there also within ecology courses. I didn't see anything similar at SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
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