Regenerative Agriculture, Beyond Sustainability

Agenda Gotsch
Tuesday, 15th December 2015

This is the story of one farm, known as 'Dry Lands', that was destroyed by its previous owner who had a sawmill. Ernst Gotsch, a farmer and researcher in Brazil, bought the land and began to plant trees over 500 hectares (1,200 acres). He found that slowly the temperature on the land dropped, the climate changed, soil 'grew' as he added organic matter from vigorous pruning, water was retained, drought conditions were reversed, and a marvellous agro-forestry polyculture grew with many yields in a few years.

He calls his system Syntropic Agriculture and it is modelled on natural principles.

This film is not just about restoring sustainability and repairing damaged land, it is about making an even more positive impact over large areas.

'Life in Syntropy' is the new short film from Agenda Gotsch made specially to be presented at COP21, Paris. This film put together some of the most remarkable experiences in Syntropic Agriculture, with brand new images and interviews.

"Vida em Sintropia" é o novo curta do Agenda Gotsch. Uma edição feita especialmente para ser apresentada em eventos na COP21 em Paris, com um compilado de experiências expressivas em Agricultura Sintrópica. Imagens e entrevistas inéditas."

"This beautiful film brought tears to my eyes. THIS is the polyculture that will sequester carbon fast and (with locally appropriate species) must replace the vast toxic monocrops of GE corn and soy and the CAFOs they support," says Keith Johnson, one of the editorial guild at Permaculture Design Magazine in the USA.

Further resources

What we do to nature, we do to ourselves

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

The One-Straw Revolution

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