Syntropic Farming Hands-On Weekend Course

Jan252019toJan272019

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Map of Eungella, New South Wales
Where
Krishna Village, 525 Tyalgum Road, Eungella, New South Wales, 2484, Australia
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When
Friday, 25 Jan 2019 toSunday, 27 Jan 2019
Price
AU $200 - AU $470
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Call
02 6672 7876
Website
https://krishnavillage-retreat.com/syntropic
Bookings
https://krishnavillage-retreat.com/syntropic#syntropicbooking

Description

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.

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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.

Topics covered

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… 


Included forAU $200 - AU $470

The rates for the course (listed below) include:

- 15 hours Syntropic Farming instruction with Thiago Gimenez Barbosa from Syntropic Farms Co.
- Hands-on classes looking at the on-site examples of home garden, market garden and large-scale farming
- Course manual
- 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day
- 2 nights accommodation (optional)
- Morning yoga classes (optional)

Pricing:

- Without Accommodation: AU $250
- Camping: AU $350
- Twin Share or Double: AU $430
- Single Room: AU $470
- Long-term volunteers (minimum 4 week commitment before course start): AU $200

Schedule / Itinerary

Schedule

Arrival day - Friday

10:00 Check-in

12:30 Lunch

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

08:30 Breakfast

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)

18:00 Dinner

21:00 Quiet time 

 

Day 3 - Sunday

05:00 Sunrise Yoga (optional)

6:30am Thiago: Finish Soil Preparation

08:30 Breakfast

09:15 Check out for room bookings

09:30 Planning and designing systems; Start Planting 

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Finish planting, appreciation, systematisation, recap

15:30 Q&A

17:00 Sunday feast at the temple (optional)