Syntropic Agroforestry Introduction
October 8, 2022
Hazel & Davi
NOTS are delighted to be facilitating a 1-day Syntropic Agroforestry Introduction – Systems Trials in Ireland on 8th October
Led by Davi Leon a Brazilian who has been producing chemical free vegetables In Wicklow since 2018 with his partner Hazel Nairn. Together they had a CSA from 2018 to 2021. This year the production has been focused on cut flowers and leaves for a local shop. Davi studied Syntropic Agroforestry in 2016 in Brazil and since 2020 has been pioneering trials in Ireland.
- Date: 8th October
- Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm
- Cost: €70.00 when you sign up through NOTS. This includes lunch (most of it produced at the farm) and tea breaks
- Venue: Ashford Community and Heritage Centre (ashfordcentre.com) in the morning before moving on to Hazel & Davi’s Wicklow Farm, Ashford Co. Wicklow
What is Syntropic Agroforestry?
– Agricultural systems inspired by the local and original ecosystems of any given place, allowing the production of food, timber, fibres and any other farming activities.
– Very diverse and dense forest systems that allow for continuous harvests of crops, while sustaining healthy soil with little to no dependency on external inputs.
What Will Participants Learn On the Course?
- What is Syntropic Agroforestry and its history of practice;
- What are the fundamentals of Syntropic Agriculture – Soil, Natural Succession, Stratification and Ecological relationships;
- What kind of systems can one implement and manage;
- Our Experience in Wicklow with 2000sqm of area planted:
Planted March 2020 – Apple, Plum, Hazel and Walnut
Planted in Sept 2021 – Apple and Hazel / Vegetable plot
Planted in March / July 2022 – Pear and Plum / Apple and Plum;
- Input and Output from systems in Wicklow.