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,
  • illustrators/designers
  • 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:

Felipe-Pasini

Felipe Pasini

journalist Cinematographer, MSc in Environmental Sciences and Conservation
Dayana-Andrade

Dayana Andrade

JOURNALIST, VIDEO EDITOR
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Bruno Damas

Web Developer/Project Manager

Ursula Arztmann

Environmental Engineer, Illustrator

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!

  • FIRST INTEREST

    Felipe Pasini, a environmental video journalist, finds out that many of the agroecological initiatives in Brazil refer to some influence of Ernst Götsch

  • THEN THE ACTION

    THEN THE ACTION

    Ernst teaches a workshop near Rio de Janeiro and Felipe does not miss the opportunity to meet him personally

  • THE FIRST TRIP

    A few months later, he travels to Bahia with Monica Soffiatti and Ilana Nina to see Gotsch’s work on his farm closely

  • THE FIRST RECORDS

    THE FIRST RECORDS

    He also got to know the areas of Henrique Sousa and Jurandir. The whole trip was filmed in details

  • “ON THIS GROUND EVERYTHING GROWS”

    “ON THIS GROUND EVERYTHING GROWS”

    The material resulted in the short-documentary “On This Ground Everything Grows”, which was broadcasted for six years in a Brazilian public TV and was recommended as an educational film to be used in the public school system

  • INTIMACY WITH THE CAMERA

    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

  • DEVELOPING THE TOPIC

    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)

  • AGENDA GOTSCH IS BORN

    AGENDA GOTSCH IS BORN

    The Project Agenda Gotsch started in a partnership between Felipe, Dayana and Ernst.  The idea was to establish areas on Ernst’s farm documenting the transformation of the place and his decision making process

  • RIO-BAHIA CONNECTION

    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

  • FAZENDA DA TOCA

    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 MOVIE

     

     

    With the support of Toca, Felipe and Dayana launched a summary of small, medium and large-scale models of syntropic agriculture. This video, called “Life in Syntropy”, was presented during some COP 21 events

  • REPERCUSSION

    REPERCUSSION

    In digital media, “Life in Syntropy” reached more than 7 million views, was translated into 7 languages, awarded at international film festivals and was even projected on the Sistine Chapel in Vatican

  • “VELHO CHICO”, THE TELENOVELA

    “VELHO CHICO”, THE TELENOVELA

    Dayana and Felipe were invited by the authors of the series “Velho Chico” – aired on the Brazilian primetime TV and nominated for the Emmy Awards – to help compose the character Miguel (Gabriel Leone) and the whole “syntropy core”, as it was known.

  • SYNTROPY IN SCENE

    SYNTROPY IN SCENE

    With Ernst’s support, Dayana and Felipe worked in direct partnership with the writers to compose the 189 scenes that addressed agriculture and sustainability. Together with Henrique Souza,  they helped to set up the scenario of a syntropic system for dried and degraded areas

  • WINNING THE WORLD

    WINNING THE WORLD

    This was a year of great international projection for syntropic farming: Spain, Hawaii, Martinique and Suriname were visited by the “Agenda Gotsch” team to initiate medium and large scale projects, as well as teaching and training

  • TIME TO GROW

    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

  • FAZENDA SÃO SEBASTIÃO

    FAZENDA SÃO SEBASTIÃO

    Ernst travels every month to Fazenda São Sebastião in Casimiro de Abreu (RJ) – the headquarters of Life in Sintropy – and implemented 4 syntropic systems showing how to deal with different soil conditions

  • EXCHANGE AND LEARNING

    EXCHANGE AND LEARNING

    During that period, hundreds of people came to Fazenda São Sebastião and had the pleasure of learning directly from Ernst Götsch, Cimara Goulart, Rômulo Araújo, Juã Pereira, Henrique Sousa, Fernando Rebello, Osvaldo Souza, Namastê Messerschmidt, Gudrun Götsch, Patricia Vaz and Karin Hanzi

  • THE BOOK

    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)

  • WORKSHOPS

    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

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