So after 5 days of the Sepp Holzer seminar I felt it was time for a quick update. I will be discussing a lot of what I have learned and how I will be using it to teach and design in the future, next week when I return. What has most struck me though so far is I am not getting much out of Sepp directly. He is really pouring it out but I feel due to how much intensive study I have done of his work, it just isn’t really what I needed here.
What I did need and am getting is the ability to see a Holzer design come into existance and only now truly understanding the size and scale of it. The man is an absolute genius with design but thinks on a scale of 100 acres or more. Some of the projects he is doing in Russia now are thousands of acres, even some things you could measure in square miles. I don’t think I need to learn from Sepp in a classroom, I need to learn by observation of the creation of a major project, so that has been my focus after the first day.
Today I will be focusing on the damn building the excavators are doing and will have a full report for you guys when I return. My big goals here are to come away knowing how to…
1. Adapt Holzer methods in conjunction with Lawton methods (swale based design) on larger properties.
2. Adapt Holzer methods for small scale “micro homestead” style designs.
I think I am well on my way to both.
Reminder MSB “bigsky” Sale – As usual when I travel long term for an event I have a sale to help cover some of the cost of travel. This time around the dog and cat kennel fees are the big cost. 4 animals for 13 days isn’t cheap, if you are looking for a business to start, boarding animals may be the way to go!
In any event if you use the discount code “bigsky” you can get your first year of the MSB for only 35 dollars. If you pay by mail just write the code on the form, if you pay with silver we will simply give you 16 months per ounce vs. 12. You can join the MSB here.