Syntropic Farming

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  • April 12, 2017

Syntropic Farming Workshop

Syntropic Agriculture is a sustainable way to grow food in communion with nature promoting soil and microclimate regulation and favoring the water cycle. By understanding and respecting the complexity of nature’s system, the technique mimics the natural regeneration of forests and integrates with food production dynamics
Developed by the farmer and researcher Ernst Gotsch, it is a system that produces its own organic matter through the practice of pruning, which constantly increases the resources available while boosting root activity and encouraging a higher rate of photosynthesis, which leads to more carbon being sequestered. Syntropic Farming is revolutionizing the agroforest movement in Brazil and getting more and more followers all around the world.
In this 3 day course, you will learn the philosophy, theory and practical aspects of Syntropic Farming and have a hands-on experience of how Syntropic Farming concepts are put into practice.
This course is for farmers, entrepreneurs, students, teachers, decision makers, and anyone who wants to be involved and take responsibility in two key aspects of life: food production and environmental stewardship.
Investment: IDR 2.100.000
Location: Green School Student Village: https://goo.gl/maps/PTtayU9dGFF2
Catering: Your participation includes access to wholesome, locally sourced vegetarian offerings, including morning/afternoon snack and lunch.
Accommodation: Participants have the option to stay at Student Village Lodge if desired. Anyone attending the course will have 20% discount on the announced rate in the website http://studentvillage.greenschool.org/index.php/svlodge/
 
Learn more about Syntropic farming:
Life in Syntropy
 
From Garden to Forest
The course will be ministered by Namaste Messerschmidt from Simbiose Agroflorestal

Namastê Messerschmidt breathes Sintropic Farming for the past 16 years. Born in Brazil, one of Ernst Götsch’s best students since he was 12 years old, follows his journey to radiate the great knowledge around the world. Since 2004, leads many courses in Brazil and Latin America. Technical coordinator of public socio-environmental projects involving more than a thousand of local farmer families through different biomes in Brazil. Lived for years in the Amazon Forest and as experienced all of Brazil’s regions. Expert in qualifying local farmers and optimizing Community-Supported Agriculture.

Overview of content:

Basics of Syntropic Farming – Theory:

Selective weeding, Pruning principles, Introduction to soil food web, Stratification framework, Introduction to ecophysiological functions of the plant

Basics of Syntropic Farming – Practice:
Understanding the roles of key species in the system, Soil preparation, Planting, Irrigation
What do we need to bring?
This is a hands-on course in Syntropic Farming. The use of tools is optional and it is up to each participant to use them safely. We do not take responsibility for accidents.
– Insect repellent and sunscreen
– Working clothes, shoes and hat
– Water bottle
– Seeds and seedlings are welcome

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