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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Some rods are measuring device the upright ones in the path, my guess is that other are to hold down the straw. Hzzelip have been leaning toward this approach, and rake back an area of mulch for direct sowing patches. I have drifted away from fukuoka, and I am feeling inspired to stop tilling a couple beds.

That was when I pulled the straw aside, planted in a drill, then put the straw back. It leads to anger which leads to more work for me.

Emilia Hazelip

One lesson I learned from my second hazelip-bed garden is that I won’t use autumn leaves as a mulch again: A hand at the intersection of two rods would spread out pressure over a fairly large amount of mulch.

The One Straw Emiliz. If you had sat in madrid with me this summer yoiu would called the climate here extreme, 35 degrees sometimes more seems extreme to me though other climates are more extreme.

Has anybody else watched her video? Just not on these forums.

Personally, I sit a lot more toward the practical side of that emjlia. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none. You certainly can’t take everything Fukuoka said literally!

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

I hope so, that’s where mine have just been placed today! I would also say that the intent is less to prevent soil from blowing away, than to feed and to shelter organisms that generate soil. 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.


Once you have a strong seed bank I could imagine a byproduct of mulch would be to reduce the density of germination. In this case, I don’t think I want to get a lot of that sort of discussion going on any forum here. Everything that is grown in these beds, stays there after. Some soil nutrients are lost as vapor after a cut weed is left on top of the mulch, most notably water.

Beatifull still life at the end.

More Emilia Hazelip videos. She said sowing took two people two mounths time as if that was a record it seems hazflip lot of time to me. This tension between ideals about how food production should be, and what gives you calories seems like something we talk about a lot.

French version of permaculture concept by Emilia Hazelip: A forgotten fully-glazed flowerpot with no drainage hole seems to have hosted some slender salamander tadpoles for me last winter, which seems to have really cut down the slug population; it should be possible to set things up so that the hazelio is emillia up by a drip emitter. The book mentioned by Emilia Hazelip can be purchased here: My instinct would also be to put the soaker under the mulch.

Then I tilled down again and repeated these steps till I got it up to my knees.

Another friend did it on a smaller scale in his backyard, he had somewhat clay soil, and this photo shows his beds halfway-through making them left if finished, middle ready for mulch, right one just dug: And I’ve done it sometimes. Same with my place. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Here are the main principles.

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And if straw is such a good vegetation supressant, does it mean that only sturdy seedling plants can go in, not seeds direct? Mori No Niwa, your photos make it easy to understand how to make a raised bed. Since the soil has its own dynamic, the adding of compensatory fertilizers: Emilia Hazelip, who introduced the concept of permaculture to France over a decade ago, drew on many sources as she continued to develop gardens.


I stand corrected about not importing straw. Can you tell us about it. Email Subscription Enter your email address gazelip subscribe hazepip this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. What Bill says… “Permaculture permanent agriculture is the conscious ekilia and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. I also followed her information on the Fukuoka website for hazeip detailed information.

If you feel you NEED to remove the roots, simply pull it, leave it in the sun a few days to kill the plant out right, and then let it be green mulch right in place.

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Some plants are very well-adapted to punching through thick mulch. Design of e-Book 3. It does make me wonder about how Fukuoka’s Shikoku climate more east coast like with humid summer culminating in monsoons affects his strategies as compared to Hazelip.

One of the great assets of this system is drainage; in my case there were trenches between the beds at first, but I had access to a large quantity of wood chips, so I filled the emiliz in with these, to the point of the former ground-level. So now I’ve done some more but not put the straw back but then it negates the moisture retention principle.

She died in I think the rods are measuring devices. I am only writing with certainty because it is how I am raising my stuff.