• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Miles Flansburg
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Anne Miller
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Bill Crim
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

Learn Syntropic Farming in Costa Rica  RSS feed

 
Posts: 51
Location: Costa Rica
trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi all, Scott Gallant of Porvenir Design and Rancho Mastatal. We are excited to announce that we are bringing in two Syntropic Farming instructors from Brazil this upcoming June 2019.

For more information check:
http://ranchomastatal.com/syntropicfarming/

Lets bring syntropic farming to Central America!
 
pollinator
Posts: 2277
Location: Toronto, Ontario
198
bee forest garden fungi hugelkultur cooking rabbit trees urban wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What is unique to Syntropic Farming that I should choose it over other resilient design systems that stress care for the earth through biomimicry of its systems?

-CK
 
Scott Gallant
Posts: 51
Location: Costa Rica
trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Chris, just seeing this response.

I don't have a great answer to your question, which is one of the reason I've organized the course. I keep hearing from folks about the success of the syntropic farming systems in Brazil and find it easier to bring the instructors to me than going to Brazil at the moment. From my understanding syntropic farming is a form of agroforestry that is quite specific in its recommendations/practices to achieve financial viability. Permaculture design for me is quite broad in its recommendations, usually at the pattern/principle layer, and lacks detailed recommendations based on specific outcomes. Other resilient design systems?? Hard to tell at what point we (broadly speaking) are talking about the same thing with just a different name.

But if you ask me after June 2019 and the course, I will likely have a much better and more confident answer.
 
Don't count your weasels before they've popped. And now for a mulberry bush related tiny ad:
Grow a Salad in Your City Apartment E-book - By Rosemary Hansen
https://permies.com/t/98392/ebooks/Grow-Salad-City-Apartment-book
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!