A Fukuoka Inspired Permaculture Garden

www.permacultureplanet.com Emilia Hazelip (1938 – February 1, 2003) was an organic Permaculture gardener who was born in Spain and began gardening seriously in the late ’60s. A former Merry Prankster and pioneer of the concept of synergistic gardening, her farming methods were inspired by the work of Masanobu Fukuoka. Where Fukuoka focused most of his attention on orchards and the rice crop rotation, Emilia Hazelip focused on creating and maintaining market gardens of vegetables and herbs. Emilia Hazelip, who introduced the concept of permaculture to France over a decade ago, drew on many sources as she continued to develop gardens. The work of Permaculturist Marc Bonfils with self-fertile cereal production and the microbiological research of Alan Smith and Elaine Ingham are frequently mentioned. To see more videos by the maker of this film and for contact information on how to purchase a high quality full length version (SVHS) on DVD please visit: www.youtube.com A French language version of this video can be seen on Youtube here : www.youtube.com For More Information on the Global Permaculture Movement Please Visit: www.permacultureplanet.com Pour voir plus de vidéos par le producteur de ce film et pour des informations de contact sur la façon d’acheter une haute qualité de version complète (S-VHS) sur DVD, s’il vous plaît visitez www.youtube.com La version Francaise de ce clip se trouve sur Youtube ici : www.youtube.com Pour plus d’information sur le Mouvement mondial

22 Responses to “A Fukuoka Inspired Permaculture Garden”

  1. mechanicalbeast says:

    Thanks for posting this, very interesting stuff. I was thinking; what about minimising space used for paths by having a network of planks supported by bricks/rocks/wooden piles so that very little soil is compacted and paths can be altered easily. Also, wouldn’t having a ‘living mulch’ would improve soil structure more than straw?

  2. Fire4FX says:

    @johnlvs2run it was chip wood

  3. johnlvs2run says:

    @4:34 is that sheep wool or chip wood?

  4. LindsayWilliams100 says:

    These are a wonderful set of videos and more relevant to kitchen gardening than some of the permaculture stuff (interesting thought that is).

  5. charkee1 says:

    I use sunken beds, instead of raised beds. Our area is semi-arid and it helps to conserve moisture. My method is a hybrid between Emily Hazlip’s and the Zuni “waffle garden”. I have been doing this for 6 years, it really does work and the soils become richer every year. This is a most amazing video and a favorite of mine.

  6. lifeseeker51 says:

    How does this system work in high winds? What can be used to keep the mulch down?

  7. nd017 says:

    Some good ideas there I might use. Would have to see my potato harvest in my kitchen before I would believe I could get enough without digging though! Having said that I once grew some under black plastic (few years ago! wouldn’t do that now) and they where surprisingly close to the surface… Shat try a row and see..

  8. OOCASHFLOW says:

    Good vid.
    Is there any scientific proof for marigolds?

  9. PakaNoHida says:

    The daikons and the rebuilding of the soil as per Fukuoka will help re-establish the soil in order for you to be able to do what Ms. Emilia Hazlip did in France.

  10. PakaNoHida says:

    It is actually the MOST sustainable way. Dumping fertilizers on the ground actually removes nutrients and makes the gardener / farmer dependent on the chemicals, which, in turn go into you.

  11. aNaturalist says:

    This is one of the most sustainable ways to grow vegetables, if not the most sustainable way!

  12. pgm98387 says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Very informative!

  13. qualqui says:

    Awesome, this is goin’ into my faves! = )

  14. aluxbalum says:

    Hey everyone, I live in Argentina. I have been studying and implementing the Permaculturist approach and coupled it with a other approaches. I found EM technology and Vital Plant technology to help immensely in plant protection and yield. EM5 which is the natural approach to pest control is extremely effective and easy to use, along with bokashi it makes things easier as you create a close loop cycle for kitchen refuse.

  15. themightyscythe says:

    Still on hedgehogs, now this makes more sense, About twenty years ago i used to put out saucers of milk in the garden to attract hedgehogs , slugs used to crawl in there and drown in dozens! even when the milk was stale and diluted with rain water it still worked.

  16. Bazibazo says:

    Esto parece increible. Una pregunta: es este método adaptable a todas las superficies? Hay un minimo? Gracias

  17. thailerZAP says:

    i love her bed concept

  18. odin422 says:

    love this stuff

  19. cosmicnights says:

    Where I am the beds would be no good as it would be back breaking work to make those mounds out of the heavy, compacted clay.
    I am layering with cardboard, grass clipping, manure then mulch. I plant straight into this. Maybe in a few years the soil can be lifted to make mounds. I am planting daikons into everything as mentioned by Fukuoka.

  20. odin422 says:

    this is awesome……..i wish there was more videos like this

  21. paulomellett says:

    and I also put a pond in the middle. Now I have hedgehogs and frogs on slug duty – and it has been so dry here in early June, the mulch has meant I have not needed to water at all. Great!

  22. paulomellett says:

    Fantastic video. I watched Sepp Holzer’s dvd about his raised beds in Austria – very similar to these – and wondered how he did it. This is a great ‘how to’ guide. I am trying these beds out here in Wales, and am getting great results in the first year. Even the predicted slug problem is not too bad – I have laid the border hedge and left big stacks of habitat piles

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