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Permaculture Film August 11 at the Sandpoint Library

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The Sandpoint Transition Initiative will present "Farming with Nature" about successful high altitude permaculture design at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, free, coffee and tea provided. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug).

STI Film, “Farming with Nature” at the Library



Visit the Sandpoint library at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 11th to gain inspiration and new ideas for local food systems. The Sandpoint Transition Initiative (STI) will present “Farming with Nature,” a documentary on Sepp and Veronkia Holzer’s prolific permaculture farm in the Austrian Alps.  Permaculture is a design approach that utilizes natural ecological relationships including growing both perennial and annual crops.   By working with nature and refraining from pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, the Holzers profitably grow crops at 3-4,000 feet ranging from cherries, apples and zucchinis to rarer plants like kiwis, lemons and mushrooms. 


The Holzer's have established self-maintaining aquacultural systems and generate their own power. They farm on terraces, raise pigs, and interweave gardens, ponds, woods and wildlife which complete their nutrient cycle. In addition, the Holzers sell their agricultural products to restaurants and visitors, have become an education center, inspired several scientific research projects on their farm and have boosted the local economy. Today, they give consultations around the world.


The film lasts 40 minutes and will be followed by discussion led by permaculture designer Richard Kuhnel.  Learn about local permaculture gardening, an upcoming “Introduction to Permaculture” workshop scheduled for August 29 & 30 near Priest Lake, and our library district’s growing collection of permaculture resources.


This is a free event, one in a series of presentations sponsored by STI.  Water, coffee and teas will be provided.  BYOM (bring your own mug).  The library is located at the corner of Cedar and Division Streets.  For more information about STI or this program, visit the website at www.sandpointtransitioninitiative.org, email [email protected] or call 208-255-1731.


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