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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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 paths in with these, to haselip point of the former ground-level. She does say in the video i have just whatched that in spring she took off the mulch to let the ground warm up and to sow seed.

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Well, I guess I should explain. I tilled the eimlia area that gets a decent amount of light through the summer and winter for the very last time. Drip irigation was put in after she tilled and dug the beds to size. Non-Issue when using the Fukuoka methods. I worried a bit about the wood chips tying up nitrogen and competing with the beds as the chips broke down, but it didn’t seem to be an issue and I peed in the paths sometimes to offset this process a bit.

I spent a month keeping daisy and borage seedlings from getting covered up I had good success this year with borage that shared a starter pot with tomato. I am only writing with certainty because it is how I am raising my stuff.

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Mori No Niwa, your photos make it easy to understand how to make a raised bed. Oh dear, I was intending to grow wheat in the beds that we’ve made in the field and they’ve already been covered with straw. He does seem to play both ways I’ve done some and nothing germinated.


More Emilia Hazelip videos. Fukuoka’s synergystic system redesigned for cool, rainy climates.

To me, his writing starts from a very pragmatic place, of doing whatever works. A hand at the intersection of two rods would spread out pressure over a fairly large amount of mulch.

The arching poles provide a trellis for climbing beans and other such plants so they can be integrated into the polyculture. The slug challange is very real. I think his paths should’ve been a bit wider in relation to his beds, and he should definitely fill in his trenches with something. There is a chance that wind or animals can knock the mulch back over the seeded rows so keep an eye on that.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Things with smaller seeds were trickier, but it still worked if I moved aside the straw, made a little furrow with my finger, dropped the seeds in, then covered everything back up. Just what one doesn’t do is as important as what one does do.

Emilia Hazelip synergistic garden

By overcasting, I mean I distributed more seeds then is recommended. The I broadcasted the seeds in small groups that work well together. Articles Synergistic Method articles: If you want to remove the odd weed then cut it at the base letting the roots stay. There isn’t too much growing in mine currently. I imagine you could even initiate the system with a mulch crop maybe a winter killed grain, or something leafy slashed in the spring I didn’t want other plants of any kind to start suddenly getting a root hold.

Patting this down and direct seeding as you normally would. Whilst walking around the gardens I thought to myself that one packet of seeds is roughly equivalent in cost to one vegetable, like a fennel or a pumpkin or something similar.

I think the paths are kept weed free with mulchor maybe just by walking on them.

In cases of extreme rain the trenches will fill up with water, so it’s nice if you can fill them with something like wood chips Emilia Hazelip, who introduced hzzelip concept of permaculture to France over a decade ago, drew on many hazelipp as she continued to develop gardens. If you feel you NEED to remove the roots, simply pull it, leave it in emilai sun a few days to kill the plant out right, and then let it be green mulch right in place.


I think the rods are measuring devices. Califfornia is meant to have a mediteranean climate though much of california is further south than the mediteranean. Without permanent agriculture their is no possibility of a e,ilia social order”. I imagine necessary in the med. Helping Elena made me realise that keeping annuals can actually be very easy.

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. I have more garlic on order due to arrive soon.

No, as long as the mounds are covered with straw or some other mulch over the winter, it doesn’t seem to wash off though if you had a heavy clay soil which didn’t readily allow water in, it may be an issue. Integral PermaCulture group in FB. Fukuoka was the ultimate purist You certainly can’t take everything Fukuoka said literally!

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This allows the nutrients that the plants brought up to return to the soil surface to break down, and you know the rest I reckon. So compared with the effort that we put into annual gardening we may as well just scatter seeds and hope for the best. I also followed her information on the Fukuoka website for more detailed information.