Emilia Hazelip was a Catalan organic gardener and pioneer of the concept of synergistic gardening. Her farming methods were inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka. I have just finished a week volunteering with Elena in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Our main focus was in the vegetable gardens. Elena follows Emilia. Emilia Hazelip was a Catalan born organic gardener who pioneered the concept of synergistic gardening. The video on no-till synergistic.

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Unusually-high organic content, and an unusually-mature soil ecosystem, are IMHO the most important positive results of the strategy portrayed here.

Articles Synergistic Method articles: This prevented my legs from rubbing against the exposed dirt in the trenches and also gave a wonderful place for drainage.

I have had rufous-sided towhee’s forest edge, ground foraging passarine working the grass clippings for bugs The work of Permaculturist Marc Bonfils with haxelip cereal production and the microbiological research of Alan Smith and Elaine Ingham are frequently mentioned.

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If the soil is never disturbed then they go their merry way, eat all my roots, hatch out and proliferate. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none. Yes, I have the ability to split a thread.

How long did you leave them between finishing a bed and sowing it? Courses Integral PermaCulture Curriculum 0. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.


Agricoltura sinergica. Le origini, l’esperienza, la pratica

Non-Issue when using the Fukuoka methods. He didn’t keep the low-yielding methods, although he did have faith that they would guide him to something better. This is the no-till system which she christened Synergistic Agriculture.

She did have problems with snails, I don’t remember what her conclusion was, but she used Indian Runner Ducks and they wound up eating the veggies when the snails were gone. Design of e-Book 3. I stand corrected about not importing straw. Just not on these forums. There is a chance that wind or animals can knock the mulch back over the seeded rows so keep an eye on that.

He often expressed himself playfully. I then spread wheat straw, and hairy vetch seeds over all the mounds, watered, kept them moist for about a week.

Synergistic Agriculture – Emilia Hazelip

In order to make my Hazlip beds, I had a keyhole system going on contour but it wasn’t working out as well as I liked. Personally, I sit a lot more toward the practical side of that spectrum. Plus I’ve put in some sugar snap peas that were sown in root-trainer modules long deep ones and something I suspect leatherjackets has chewed them off at the base. Home Who Are We? I gardened with Hazelip’s method last year, and to some extent this year I’ve just moved this summer. So now I’ve done some more but not put the straw back but then it negates the moisture retention principle.


I worried a bit about the wood chips tying up nitrogen and competing with the beds as the chips broke down, but it didn’t seem to be an issue and I peed in the paths sometimes to offset this process a bit.

Integral PermaCulture Manual under construction to search this site: Establish a partnership with beneficials to protect crops. I have more garlic on order due to arrive soon. Direct emilua can be used, but honestly as someone who has built these, I really do not recommend it. Another hzzelip to watch out for is the trenches drying out. The One Straw Revolution.

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hazelil French version of permaculture concept by Emilia Hazelip: Thus, when the veggies are harvested there is a new layer of green mulch on top which by spring is ready to get back into production.

If drought is always a problem, and flooding never is i. This site uses cookies. To me, his writing starts from a very pragmatic place, of doing whatever works. It leads to anger which leads to more work for me. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.