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Learn to Plant Water – Syntropic Farming In the Outback
March 21 - March 22
What will you learn?
Harness natures infinite abundance to grow food and restore life in the Outback! Transform the way you grow your food and multiply productivity in your backyard, market garden or large-scale farm.
More than just a gardening course:
The word ‘Syntropy’ in an agroforestry concept which refers to “increasing complexity” or bio-diversity within the system. 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.
About your host:
Thiago Gimenez Barbosa is a Syntropic farming pioneer in Australia who is helping to spread the knowledge of this unique farming system and teaching farmers and backyard gardeners to apply the principles in different regions and climates around Australia and the world.
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 practical, hands-on experience of how the concepts are put into practice.
The main topics will be:
- Soil Evaluation and Landscape Reading
- Observation of climate and soil through all senses
- Bacteria and fungi (Mycorrhizae) + Quantity of life/ diversity
- Soil coverage
- Theory of Syntropy and Entropy
- Soil Preparation + different types of garden beds
- System design
- Planting demonstration
Who is this Workshop for?
- This course is for farmers, entrepreneurs, students, teachers and anyone who wants to be involved with food production and environmental stewardship.