The Four Principles Of Synergistic Agriculture
1. Keep the soil undisturbed and uncompacted.
2. Use the soil's self-fertility as fertilizer.
3. Integrate the litter zone with the agricultural soil profile.
4. Establish a partnership with beneficials to protect crops.
Emilia Hazelip introduced the concept of permaculture to France & was very interested in experimenting with food growing methods and is known for developing 'Synergistic
Emilia Hazelip's work is strongly influenced by Masanobu Fukuoka's system of 'natural
agriculture', by permaculture and Marc Bonfils's agronomical research, as well as by her own
experimental work growing food crops with minimal inputs in the south of France and in other
A French language version of this video can be seen on Youtube here :French version
Where Fukuoka focused most of his attention on orchards and the rice/barley 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.
French version of permaculture concept by Emilia Hazelip:
Introduction á la permaculture par Emilia Hazelip
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.
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