- Nov 21, 2011
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- Western Canada
The agricultural exemplar they most often point to on the Permies site is Sepp Holzer (Google that name with Google Images and you'll get a swack of hits). There's also a Wikipedia article about Holzer. Thing is, he inherited a multi-generational farm with farm equipment to move earth around. And he developed his own methods & techniques over many years.I was suddenly locked out of Permies at one point, too. And I agree that many of the ideas are theoretical and have not been tried. Or have not been tried in comparison with more realistic ways of doing things. I followed the owner some years ago and found him to be a big talk no action type, unable to answer any questions on anything he posted. He mostly posted other people's ideas and at one time use this forum to direct people to his site.
Some of Holzer's experiments didn't work out, some did - so he's continued with the ones that worked. But his approach to various things developed in-place. So some of the aspects of his approach wouldn't necessarily work in other situations.
I'm not sure if his farm in itself is a profitable business, it might be... But I've read that his household earns money by conducting paid tours.