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The 5 Keys and core Principles of Syntropic Agroforestry – Regenerative Farming

The key principles of syntropy, syntropic agroforestry, farming and Gardening. No matter if for small backyards, or up to 10 mio. Dollar projects for large scale farms. YES, We are transforming industrial farming, Chemical free, harmonic, easily 10 times more productive through applying the key principles and regenerative action!

Your green thumb! Benjy

Syntropic Farming & Regenerative Agriculture

Our mission is to create regenerative eco~systems and agroecosystems that make regenerative agriculture the new conventional.

Our approach is based on the evolving syntropic farming method, developed by Swiss-Brazilian scientist Ernst Gotsch. This regenerative agricultural method can regenerate ecosystems in a third of the time it would regenerate unassisted while simultaneously growing food, restoring soil fertility and fighting climate change, an incredible agroforestry breakthrough

From Syntropic Solutions

The 5 core syntropic principles:

Foundations of syntropic agroforestry video
  1. No bare soilEnsure Soil is covered: so that water and nutrients don’t evaporate and that roots and mycorrhizal fungi can absorb and move around those nutrients. (Don’t even step on bare soil).
  2. Maximize Photosynthesis: plants requiring different amounts of sunlight can be planted above, below and around each other to ensure that sunlight isn’t wasted on the soil and at least twice the amount of energy can be consumed by plants.
  3. Succession: Ensure that there is a clear succession of plants. E.g. As a cassava grows it can give shelter to a fruit tree.
  4. Stratification – Fill each layer of vegetation and maintain diversity for system health. Space (stratification) has to be harmonized over time (life cycle), respecting the successional steps within each of the systems
  5. Management – PRUNING > Keeping balance, reducing excess growth. AND ENHANCING Growth by gibberelic Acid – Growth hormones.

Life in syntropy ~ this video transformed many conventional farmers lifes and minds

Life in syntropy ~ award winning short doco of brasilian syntropic rainforest recovery

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Short, simple, syntropy explained in this amazing podcast.

Syntropia – Syntropic farming online course with scott hall (australian)

+ plus community networks in syntropy

Life in syntropy – Youtube video

Course in syntropy – Podcast

Using community currency to budget for the creation and maintenance of food forests seems as natural as the syntropic principals themselves. Indeed the circulation of community currency mirrors the concepts of mycorrhizal association and hyphal networks. “In some more complex relationships, mycorrhizal fungi do not just collect immobilized soil nutrients, but connect individual plants together by mycorrhizal networks that transport water, carbon, and other nutrients directly from plant to plant through underground hyphal networks.”

Syntropic specifics

1) Ecological succession: the process of changing species when a climax community evolves, each consortium creates the conditions for the next consortium and its composition of species, complexity and efficiency are increasing.

2) Companion planting with higher density: consortia of plants which are beneficial for each other, higher density optimizes the use of space, sunlight, nutrient cycle, mycorrhiza.

3) Evergreen: permanent soil cover with plants or organic matter (from weeding, pruning or removed plants) -> to sequester carbon, prevent soil erosion, store water, give nutrients + support soil life.

4) Pruning: cutting branches to rejuvenate maturing plants, accelerates the growth rate, increases the amount of sunlight for other plants, increases nutrient cycle, directs process of natural succession.

5) Trial and error: Continuous cycle of observing, acting and learning.

6) –> Higher productivity by accelerating the natural processes (nature is the most efficient system).

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