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São Sebastião is a productive Syntropic farm and most systems have been set up by Ernst Götsch himself throughout 2016.
As a teaching facility, you can have a look at systems of different ages and therefore understand succession easier. We are privileged to showcase a landscape with many highly diverse ecosystems and according Syntropic systems. There is also a variety of goals our systems fulfill – this by itself is a great inspiration.
The farm can host up to 50 people, offering dormitories, camping and rooms of different sizes to accommodate you according to your needs and budget. We are happy to pamper your palates during workshops with tasty, vegetarian meals and special treats from our kitchen and produce.
Syntropic Farming requires constant learning
WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOUR "AND NOW WHAT" MOMENTS!
We believe that a training in Syntropic Farming is the start of a lifelong learning journey.
And as that - we support this process by ongoing content - also after the workshop took place.
Three training types:
CHOOSE WHAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOU!
- LIS THEORY - THE FRAMEWORK OF SYNTROPIC FARMING (only in Portuguese for now) - 2 days
In our LIS THEORY workshop, you will get an in-depth immersion into the Syntropic Farming Framework, allowing you to understand the concepts behind and to make conscious decisions for your practical work.
80% interactive theory
Syntropic Farming: What are the underlying fundamentals, the principles applied and the most used practices? What is Syntropy? Basics in ecology and botany. Recognizing the most important tree, herb and crop species and how they form macro-organisms.
Farm tools and their secure and proper handling, sharpening, most important practical tasks - planting techniques, organizing organic matter correctly, selective weeding and thinning.
- LIS PRACTICE - HANDS-ON SYNTROPIC FARMING - (only in Portuguese for now) - 3 days
In our LIS PRACTICE workshops, you will get an in-depth immersion into practical aspects of Syntropic Farming, they also come with a specific focus each time.
20% interactive theory
In our LIS PRACTICE workshops, the theory is interwoven with practical activities and have a spotlight on the focus topic of the whole specific workshop. So if it is LIS PRACTICE Kitchen Gardens, we will focus the theory on the setup and planning of it.
In LIS PRACTICE, the focus is on practical activities within the theme of the workshop. Let's say the theme is Syntropic Kitchen Garden, then this is what you are going to design, setup, plant and arrange during the three days.
- LIS INTERNATIONAL - 5 days
In our LIS INT workshop, you will get an in-depth immersion into the Syntropic Farming Framework and will set up a Syntropic system practically - this combination of LIS THEORY + LIS PRACTICE will be taught in English.
40% interactive theory
The Syntropic Farming Framework - understanding the fundamentals, underlying principles and most used practices. Where is Syntropic Farming in the world of sustainable agriculture and why is it different. Global biomes, examples of Syntropic Farming from around the world - how to adapt to your climate zone.
Farm tools and their secure and proper handling, sharpening, most important practical tasks - planting techniques, organizing organic matter correctly, selective weeding and thinning, designing and implementing a Syntropic system.
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