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4.6 out of 5 stars

on 23 July 2009
Very interesting book. But beware - if you are looking for permaculture recipes, you won't find many in this one. Rather, you will be given Sepp's prospective and history to give you some food for thought, and the actual observations and decisions are up to you.
Still, very interesting book to read!
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on 1 April 2009
A strange book because of it's contents, part biog, part instructional, part railing against the world; but it's compelling. The story of a farmer who goes against all advice because his naturally enquiring mind and his observations tell him otherwise and he has the courage and conviction to follow his own path.
Prefaced by Prof Bernt Lotsch, "My students from the fields of nutritional science and biology hung on his every word for days, learned how to promote warmth-loving cash crop plants, from apricot and peach to record sized pumpkins on a previously unproductive southern slope - in the "Siberia of Austria" with average annual temperatures of only 4.2C and frosts down to minus 25C, with the aid of rocks." Yes you read that correctly,apricot and peach at between 1100m and 1500m above sea level, with the aid of - not polytunnels - rocks.
If you have any interest in great human characters, buy the book and have an enjoyable read. If your interests lie in farming, gardening for food, permaculture, bio-dynamics it might change the way you think and act.
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on 16 June 2010
This book is easy to read and very inspiring. I admire someone who actually does something rather than just dreaming or doing studies. I wish the book had less about all the court cases as I thought that was a little boring. And more about the plant families which I was very curious about.
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