Learn to harness nature's infinite abundance, transform the way you grow your food, and multiply productivity in your backyard, market garden or large-scale farm.
As an innovative approach to regenerative agriculture, Syntropic Farming allows us to create dynamic, successional, and economically viable ecosystems that restore degraded soil biodiversity.
What makes Syntropic farming unique is that it emulates the growth of the rainforest, one of the most bio-diverse systems of life on the planet. By understanding and respecting nature's complex system and copying how the rainforest functions, we can save massive amounts of water on our crops or orchards, eliminate the use of chemicals and considerably reduce financial and labour cost.
The course is a mix of theory and hands on garden work where we will first explore each principle, then build a Syntropic system from scratch and lastly, manage a system that is already established.
You will leave with an understanding of what it takes to build a regenerative and abundant system that can be applied to a small home/kitchen garden as well as large scale farming.
This course is an introduction weekend for people who would like to understand the methodology and philosophy of Syntropic Farming. It will be an intensive 2 days of theory and application, leaving you with an understanding of the core practices used in Syntropic Farming, along with a practical, hands-on experience of how the concepts are put into practice. This course is for farmers, entrepreneurs, students, teachers and anyone who wants to be be involved with food production and environmental stewardship. The main topics will be:
~ Soil Evaluation and Landscape Reading
~ Observation of climate and soil through all senses
~ Bacteria and fungi (Mychorrhizae) + Quantity of life/ diversity
~ Soil coverage
~ Theory of Syntropy and Entropy
~ Soil Preparation + different types of garden beds
~ System design
~ Planting demonstration
~ and much much more…
Arrival day - Friday
16:00 Afternoon yoga (optional)
18:00 Dinner / Pizza night (optional)
19:00 Welcome Circle at Yoga Hall
21:00 Quiet time
Day 2 - Saturday
06:30 Intro walk with Thiago starting at Krishna Village reception: Syntropic Farming systems and landscape reading, showcased in the Eastern Garden
09:30 Field work: Soil Preparation; Soil Web: Forest Cycle, Water Cycle and Nutrient Cycle.
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Presentation ‘Principles of Syntropic Farming’; Field Work: Soil Prep
16:15 Yoga class (optional)
21:00 Quiet time
Day 3 - Sunday
05:00 Sunrise Yoga (optional)
6:30am Thiago: Finish Soil Preparation
09:15 Check out for room bookings
09:30 Planning and designing systems; Start Planting
13:30 Finish planting, appreciation, systematisation, recap
17:00 Sunday feast at the temple (optional)