The Agro Rebel


In the southernmost tip of Salzburg Land – in Lungau– the “Siberia” of Austria, Sepp Holzer, farmer and forester, does farming at his mountain farm in a special way. Contrary to all conventional rules he has created an edible, paradisiacal landscape and caused quite a stir in doing so. In 40 years of observing nature, of unrelenting joyful experimentation and fighting government agencies, he has succeeded in convincing his opponents of his way of farming, which entails being close to nature. He completely refrains from using pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers. Sepp Holzer’s golden rule for achieving success in farming is to cooperate with nature instead of fighting it and to observe nature to determine which plants support one another.

  • Movie number
  • Section
    Informative Screening
  • Director
    Bertram Verhaag
  • Script
    Bertram Verhaag
  • Photographer
    Gerardo Milsztein, Malcom St. Julian Bown
  • Country
  • Length
    45 min
  • Year
  • Festival version
    německá / German