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Bio permaculture 04d2: Sepp Holzer with a lake landscape in Tamera (Portugal)

Dry and dusty mountain landscape around Tamera until 2006 - Construction of See 1 - Construction of Lake 1 in 2007 - Filling the lake by 2009 - Increasing the groundwater level and revitalization of the entire area - Fauna and flora are returning - Fruit trees, vegetables, self-sufficiency etc.

Tamera
              (Portugal), der See 1   Uferbereich am See 1 mit Uferpflanzen und
              Wasserpflanzen in der Hauptwindrichtung gepflanzt   Satellitenfoto von Tamera von bing maps
              Dezember 2018   Sepp
              Holzer erklärt den Wasserkreislauf
Sepp Holzer, the creator of lake 1 in Tamera (Portugal) - shore area at Lake 1 with bank plants and aquatic plants planted in the main wind direction - satellite photo of Tamera from bing maps December 2018

by Michael Palomino (2018)

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Here are some great pioneers - in terms of organic farming with permaculture - almost NO machines, NO pesticides, almost NO irrigation, with FOREST GARDEN.

One has to restore all the ponds and lakes that the stock market capitalists have filled up since 1700 to gain land.

Sepp Holzer's lake landscapes: Tamera

The new water system in Tamera (Portugal):

Video: WATER IS LIFE - water retention landscape of Tamera
(original German: WASSER IST LEBEN - Die Wasserretentionslandschaft von Tamera (deutsch) (12'28'')

Video: WATER IS LIFE - water retention landscape of Tamera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MJllVO3tLI - YouTube Channel: Tamera - Healing Biotope 1

The industrial capitalists know nothing about water and only provoke deserts - it needs small, decentralized systems

Movie with Mr. Sepp Holzer and Mr. Bernd Müller (43 ''). Sepp Holzer: "Water is life. Water is the most important thing. The whole world is made up of 70% water (1'1 '') And we, the animals and all are about 70% of water." (1'6 '') - Commentator: There is enough water on earth, but 1 billion people have no access to drinking water (1'23 ''). There is no water for cultivation, and "the central systems of water management can not solve this problem (1'36 ''). We need decentralized systems for natural water management." (1'42 '')

Filmtitel "Wasser ist Leben"   Produzent:
                    Grace Media 2011  
Film title "Water is Life" (original German: Wasser ist Leben) - Producer: Grace Media 2011
Tamera (Portugal) vor dem Bau von
                    See 1 im Jahre 2006   Tamera (Portugal) Luftaufnahme von 2009 mit See
                    1 Wasserbecken, rundrum noch kahle Berge 01   Tamera (Portugal) Luftaufnahme von 2009 mit See
                    1 Wasserbecken, rundrum noch kahle Berge 02
Tamera (Portugal) before the construction of Lake 1 in 2006 - Tamera (Portugal) Aerial view of 2009 with the Lake 1 water basin, all around still bare mountains 1,2
Region Tamera
                    (Portugal): Kahle Hügellandschaft in Tamera 2007   Region Tamera
                    (Portugal): Wald mit hartem Boden ohne
                    Bodenvegetation 2007   Sepp Holzer erklärt den Wasserkreislauf
Tamera region (Portugal): bleak hilly landscape in Tamera 2007 - forest with hard soil without ground vegetation 2007 - Sepp Holzer explains the water cycle

The question in Tamera in 2007 if an autarchic independence will be possible - and Sepp Holzer's gift of the water landscape 2007

Commentator: Since 2007, a water retention landscape has been created in Tamera (1'56 ''). Mr. Bernd Müller is the head of ecological research at Tamera (2'1 ''). Bernd Müller: "As recently as 2007, we in the Tamera community had the question of whether we could supply a community of 300 people in a devastated landscape with food, energy and water (2'16 ''). We visited Mr. Sepp Holzer and asked him this question, and he brought us the gift, his vision of the water landscape. " (2'24 '')

Bernd Müller,
                    Leiter der ökologischen Forschung von Tamera,
                    Portugal  
Bernd Müller, Head of Ecological Research of Tamera, Portugal

Sepp Holzer installs ponds and lakes worldwide: Ukraine - Spain - Portugal - Russia - Turkey - Greece

Sepp Holzer is managing projects all over the world where ponds and lakes are installed for natural water supply, in Ukraine, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, in Greece at a monastery, etc. (2'41 '') ,

Sepp Holzer betreut Projekte in der Ukraine   Sepp Holzer betreut Projekte in der Spanien   Sepp Holzer betreut Projekte in der Portugal
Sepp Holzer is assisting projects in Ukraine - in Spain - in Portugal
Sepp Holzer betreut Projekte in Russland   Sepp Holzer betreut Projekte in der Türkei   Sepp Holzer betreut Projekte
                    in Griechenland bei einem Kloster
Sepp Holzer is assisting projects Russia, Turkey, in Greece at a monastery, etc.

Here are documents about the projects of Sepp Holzer: Link pdf (60 pages - in German)

Water is the biggest capital

Sepp Holzer: "Water is the biggest capital for me (2'44 ''). For water one should - when you have the possibility - create retention areas, you should collect the rainwater (2'55 ''), so one has to learn to handle water again (2'58 '') .This is the most important, because when the right water balance is created, then in my view, 70% of the work is done, because just a corresponding lush vegetation, in all possible variations comes, and nature is really developing itself. " (3'20 '')

Müller: The construction of retention landscapes is always the first healing impulse to heal the landscape (3'53 ''). Governments in many parts of the world are no longer able to feed the population and wildlife has not enough food for a long time already (4'7 '').

The industrialists destroy the earth's crust with pesticide-machine monocultures - the rain washes away the humus

Commentator: Holzer sees industry bosses around the world involved destroying the planet with forest destruction, monocultures, overgrazing and industrial agriculture. "All these factors destroy the natural water balance." (4'21 '') - Holzer: "This is how the soil is drying out, so the water is lost and the whole retention area - the storage body of "planet Earth", dries out (4'34 ''). The result: the whole fauna and flora gets impoverished starting to wither and at the end the landscape is converting into a desert, or is also burning when it gets too dry (4'47 '') .These are the problems that can be found today, and which leads to huge disasters (4'54 ''). The heavy rain comes anyway, or a catastrophic precipitation, what happens then? The water shoots down the slopes, because the soil is dry, hard and does not absorb the water (5'10 ''). Because when the soil is warmer than the rain the soil rejects the water (5'18 ''). When the soil is cooler than the rain, so when we have a lush vegetation, with shading, it attracts the water and absorbs it." (5'24 '') [Along the roots of trees and shrubs and tall grasses, the water slides into the ground].

The humus is down in the valley

Principally humus is present everywhere on earth. By erosion the humus was partially washed away and transported to the valleys or is forming deposits in the rivers as mud (5'59 ''). The areas in the upper area of the mountains, however, remains impoverished and bare (6'5 '').

Tamera (Portugal) vor dem Bau von
                    See 1 im Jahre 2006   Humus,
                    der meterdick in die Täler geschwemmt wurde, wird
                    nach oben transportiert 01   Humus,
                    der meterdick in die Täler geschwemmt wurde, wird
                    nach oben transportiert 02
Tamera (Portugal) before the construction of Lake 1 in 2006 - Humus, being floated to the valleys meters high, is transported up 1.2

Holzer: "There are always the same questions, always the same misgivings: Where should the water come from? How should I build a lake here with such a dry, dusty soil without inflow, without water supply, without brook? (6'38'') - People have simply forgotten how to use the area of ​​incidence, how to use the rainfall, the rain from above (6'49' '). If I take into account that I am using the whole area of ​​incidence for the filling of these lakes, then such a pond or lake is filling in a short time." (7'2 '')

Construction of Lake 1: The subsoil is permeable - the dam is impermeable with clay earth

In the case of a lake, the subsoil may be permeable, only the dam must be made of natural, waterproof material: a trench is dug down to the next impermeable layer, the trench is filled with impermeable natural material such as clay, then this material is pressed by rolling over some times, and in this way the that is foundation for the natural dam is finished (8'30 '').

Tamera
                    (Portugal), Bau von See 1   Tamera (Portugal), Bau von See 1,
                    der Graben für den Damm   Tamera
                    (Portugal): Bau von See 1: Der Graben wird mit
                    Lehmerde etc. gefüllt
Tamera (Portugal), construction of Lake 1 - the trench for the dam - The trench is filled with sticky clay earth etc.
Tamera
                    (Portugal), Bau von See 1: Die Lehmschicht im Graben
                    wird gewalzt   Tamera (Portugal), Bau von See 1: Die
                    Lehmschicht im Graben wird gewalzt, Nahaufnahme   Tamera
                    (Portugal): Sepp Holzer baut den Damm auf dieser
                    Lehm-Sperrschicht auf
Tamera (Portugal), Construction of Lake 1: The clay layer in the ditch is rolled over - close-up - Sepp Holzer builds the dam on this clay barrier
Tamera
                    (Portugal): Bau von See 1: Der Staudammgraben ist
                    halb voll
Tamera (Portugal): Construction of Lake 1: The dam ditch is half full

The new lake fills in 3 years

In 3 years the lake was filled:
Tamera (Portugal): Der See 1
                    füllt sich 2007 - erstes Jahr   Tamera (Portugal): Der See
                    1 füllt sich 2007 - zweites Jahr 2008   Tamera (Portugal): See 1 ist gefüllt -
                    Stand 2009
Tamera (Portugal): Lake 1 fills up - first year 2007 - second year 2008 - Lake 1 is filled in 2009
   Tamera
                    (Portugal) ab 2007 als Wasserretentionslandschaft
                    mit See 1 02  Satellitenfoto von Tamera von
                    bing maps Dezember 2018
Tamera (Portugal) from 2007 as water retention landscape with Lake 1 (1,2) - satellite photo of Tamera from bing maps December 2018
Tamera
                    (Portugal), der See 1   Tamera (Portugal), der See 1
                    mit Uferbereich mit Hackselweg  
Tamera (Portugal), Lake 1 - Lake 1 with bank area with chaffed walking path (no bicycle possible)

The border zones are arranged in different zones with swinging shores, the zones have different deep, with bank plants and water plants, and the water plants are arranged along the main wind direction (9'3 ''). With all these measures with a swinging shore design, the water always remains in motion, it accumulates with oxygen, and it cleans itself again and again (9'14 '').

Tamera (Portugal):
                    See 1 mit Uferbereich in Schwingungen und Randzonen   Uferbereich am See 1 mit Uferpflanzen und
                    Wasserpflanzen in der Hauptwindrichtung gepflanzt   Tamera (Portugal): Uferbereich am See
                    1 mit Gräsern
Tamera (Portugal): Lake 1 with shore zone in oscillation design and edge zones - bank area at Lake 1 with bank plants and aquatic plants being planted in the main wind direction - shore area at Lake 1 with grasses
Tamera (Portugal): Das Wasser von See
                    1 ist durch die wellenförmigen Ufer und die
                    Wasserpflanzung in Hauptwindrichtung immer in
                    Bewegung  
Tamera (Portugal): The waters of Lake 1 are always in motion due to the undulating banks and the water plants being planted planting in the main wind direction

In Holzer's water retention landscapes, the water thus always remains fresh and vital [solely due to the oscillating shaping of the bank areas and the water plants planted in the main wind direction] (9'21 ''). Since the rainwater is held back by Lake 1, the water can develop its full healing power (9'32 ''). The ecosystem is back, wildlife of the shores and the insects are back, and the plant world is blooming ever since (9'45 '').

Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit Pfirsichbaum   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit Kröte
                    im Schilf   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit Libelle
                    am Schilf
Tamera (Portugal) with Lake 1 with peach tree - with toad in the reeds - with dragonfly on the reeds
Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit
                      Vogelwelt am Baum   Tamera (Portugal)
                      mit See 1 mit Blumenwelt, Sonnenblumen und Gräser

Tamera (Portugal) with Lake 1 with birdlife on the tree - with flowers, sunflowers and grasses

Fruit trees grow again without problems, forestation is possible, even a separate agricultural economy is in the immediate near field of Lake 1 again easily possible (9'56 '').

Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit
                      einem Apfelbaum 1   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit
                      einem Apfelbaum 2   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit Erdbeeren
Tamera (Portugal) with Lake 1 with an apple tree 1,2 - with strawberries

Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1
                    mit Tomatenkulturen   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1 mit Kürbissen   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1
                    mit Trauben an einer Korkeiche
Tamera (Portugal) with Lake 1 with growing tomatoes - with pumpkins - with grapes on a cork oak

The groundwater level has increased overall in the region, and below the lake a new source was formed which is flowing throughout the year now, and so the waterways have normalized, there is no more flood, no more dryness, and the whole is a huge gain for all nature (10'50 '').

Tamera (Portugal)
                    mit See 1 mit einer neuen Quelle unterhalb des Sees   Sepp Holzer: "Man
                    muss die Natur fragen, was sie braucht"  
Tamera (Portugal) with Lake 1 with a new spring below the lake - Sepp Holzer: "You have to ask nature what it needs"
Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1, der runde
                    Zipfel links   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1, das Zentrum   Tamera (Portugal) mit See 1, der runde
                    Zipfel rechts
Tamera (Portugal) with Lake 1, the round corner on the left - the center - the round corner on the right
Tamera (Portugal), Spinnennetz
                    zwischen Gräsern   Tamera
                    (Portugal), Zitrusblüten   Tamera (Portugal), Seeufer mit Gräsern
Tamera (Portugal), spider web between grasses - citrus blossoms - lakeshore with grasses
Tamera (Portugal), Seeufer mit Vegetation   Tamera (Portugal), Pfosten im See   Tamera (Portugal), Pfosten im See,
                    Nahaufnahme
Tamera (Portugal), Lakeside with vegetation - poles in the lake - close-up
Tamera (Portugal),
                    See mit Ufervegetaton, jungen Bäumen und Feldweg   Tamera (Portugal), Apfelbaum mit
                    Beerenstrauch   Tamera
                    (Portugal), Pfirsichbaum
Tamera (Portugal), lake with shore vegetation, young trees and dirt road - apple tree with berry bush - peach tree
Tamera
                    (Portugal), Glockenblume   Tamera (Portugal), Glockenblume Nahaufnahme
Tamera (Portugal), bluebell - close-up
Abspann: Webseiten von
                    www.tamera.org und www.krameterhof.org
Credits: web sites of Tamera with Mr. Müller (www.tamera.org) and Sepp Holzer (www.krameterhof.org)


Sepp Holzer's hillbeds

Sepp Holzer Style in Austria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KafYj_AcVs

Sepp Holzer Style in Washington ("USA"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sso4UWObxXg


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