WE ARE "LIFE IN SYNTROPY"
NICE TO MEET YOU!
LIFE IN SYNTROPY is a small international team of
- journalists and cinematographers
- environmental specialists,
- web developer,
- and food specialists
that are passionate and dedicated to bring the knowledge of Syntropic Farming to the world.
LIFE IN SYNTROPY incorporates the two founders of Agenda Götsch, Dayana Andrade and Felipe Pasini, the creators of the documentary and many other informative videos and articles about Syntropic Farming. Dayana and Felipe have been following and documenting Ernst Götsch's work for more than 10 years.
We are located near Casimiro de Abreu north of Rio de Janeiro on the 160 hectares Syntropic farm "São Sebastião" where we also host trainings on the topic regularly. As most of you, we are ourselves on a journey to a Syntropic life.
We feel privileged to be in constant dialogue with Ernst and many of his long-term students and to learn and apply directly from them. So, we have our hands deep in the soil or on keyboards, camera lenses and drawing boards.
Meet the team:
The "Life in Syntropy" Story
Have you seen our award-winning documentary “Life in Syntropy”? What did you think of it? How did it make you feel?
For most people we know of, this movie caused a little revolution in their hearts. It was giving them a hope, a dream, a desire to act. And that’s where it became difficult – because if you wanted to know more about it, learn about it – you quickly realized there is not much available on the topic.
This fact caused us to join forces in 2017 and born was a team that completely focuses on creating an exceptional learning experience on Syntropic Farming – for you!
Here, for the first time, we are showing behind-the-scene pictures of Felipe and Dayana at work for Syntropic Farming!
Felipe Pasini, a environmental video journalist, finds out that many of the agroecological initiatives in Brazil refer to some influence of Ernst Götsch
A few months later, he travels to Bahia with Monica Soffiatti and Ilana Nina to see Gotsch’s work on his farm closely
Felipe and Ernst met many other times in projects in the north of Brazil. These many encounters tightened the bonds between the two and also between Ernst and the lenses
Ernst and Felipe worked together again during the TCTPs – training courses for rural extensionists in Latin America. At that time the journalist Dayana Andrade started editing the videos about Ernst’s work and got more and more familiar with his concepts (2009-2010)
Between 2011 and 2014, Felipe and Dayana traveled 12 times to Bahia to collect images and interviews. This material resulted in the publication of one website, 13 videos and one scientific article presented in a congress
Ernst starts a partnership with “Fazenda da Toca”, where he would dedicate part of the next 2 years to the development of large-scale models of syntropic agriculture. Felipe and Dayana were also invited to register these experiences
The Agenda Gotsch team grew: the Swiss illustrator and environmental engineer Ursula Arztmann moved to Brazil to take part, along with Dayana and Felipe, in content production on syntropic farming. Also, the Portuguese Bruno Damas integrated the team with his knowledge in information technology
Felipe Pasini, Dayana Andrade, Fernando Rebello and Ursula Arztmann begin to outline, with Ernst Gotsch, the first drafts of what will be a book dedicated to syntropic farming with collaboration of partner authors. (expected to be released at the end of 2018)
The workshops hosted by Rômulo Araújo, Felipe Pasini and Dayana Andrade at Fazenda São Sebastião offered participants a theoretical rescue and practical experience of the roots of syntropic farming. All content was developed under the supervision of Ernst Götsch