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John Seymour

Georgia Glover
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Georgie Smith

Known and respected as the ‘Father of Self-Sufficiency’, John Seymour’s worldwide experience of husbandry and the benefits of rural life was unparalleled. After studying at agricultural college, he worked on farms in England and then spent ten years in Africa, where he managed a sheep and cattle farm and acted as a livestock officer for a veterinary department.

On his return from Africa, he dedicated his life to teaching and promoting self-sufficiency and established the School of Self-Sufficiency in Ireland. His best-known work is The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency.