Sepp Holzer is known around the world for bringing deserted landscapes back to life using his unique methods of creating water-retention basins. In Desert or Paradise, Holzer applies his core philosophy for increasing food production, earth health, reconnecting mankind with nature, and reforestation and water conservation across the world. He urges us to look beyond failed solutions to drought by learning from his lengthy catalog of successes in arid, rainfall-dependent regions. Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, homesteader, permaculture designer and sustainable farmer, yet the book’s greatest value is in the attitudes it teaches and in demonstrating that the simple principles found in nature used to create Holzer’s productive systems can be applied anywhere. Expressed with Holzer’s unique style and opinions, Desert or Paradise gives hope to those who see an apparently barren landscape as a failure from which there is no return and helps us move beyond conventional methods that trap us in a cycle of dependence. Copyright 2011, softcover, 224 pages.
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