Though opinions and details vary, desertification is probably mainly the result of poor trusteeship of the land. The videos on this page provide convincing evidence that the problem can be reversed.
Permaculture School Garden in Jordan's Dead Sea Valley
Loess Plateau in China
Permaculture Greening the Desert
Sepp Holzer's Permaculture A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening
Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.
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