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Hi, I’m Ziga. Yep, that goofy bastard on the right is me. It’s not the best photo of me ever, but it’ll do. I like it because it’s green.
I fell in love with gardening in the summer of 2007. I became disgusted with how weedy our family flower garden had become so my girlfriend and I took charge and deweeded it.
It took us 7 days.
Despite the fact we worked hard for a full week, I was happy with how it looked. Yet, one month later we had to do it All. Over. Again.
Fast forward to 2010. I somehow stumble upon a newspaper article that dealt with Sepp Holzer and his eco farm at Krameterhof. Sure, I’ve read before about ecological agriculture and the likes, but this was different.
His estate spans from 1100 to 1500 meters above sea levels, and yet he grows apple trees, roses, currants, potatoes, tobacco, mandarins, kiwis, lemons, … And a cherry tree under a spruce. You name it, he’s got it. And apparently, he doesn’t deweed.
I was hooked. Info junkie as I am, I wanted to know all there is about this permaculture thing. Supposedly, this is how this kind of gardening is called. So I went to work.
What’s in it for you?
Inevitably, I fell into the information overload trap. I took a step back and decided it was time to organize everything I’m learning, give it a form. Then it occurred to me: write about it in a blog!
Of course, that way others could benefit from it as well. In this blog, I intend to write:
- Personal experiences with permaculture
- How to design and plant a vegetable garden from scratch
- How to grow your food on gardens that are 15km and 100km away from you
- How to work as little as possible on your garden
- About current events in the permaculture world
- Book reviews
- DVD critiques
- and much, much more…
If you’d like to know more …
If you think you and I need to talk, then let’s talk!