Warren Brush (Exec. Dir., Quail Springs Permaculture Gardens) guides us through the various interdependent sustainable living & food production systems at Quail Spring Permaculture Gardens & Sustainable Living Facilities (Maricopa, Ca.). Produced for public television by Barrett Productions, Ventura, Ca. More info www.quailsprings.org
A unique opportunity to study with an absolute master in Agrogorestry and Food Forest Systems - Ernst Goetsch. We will be hosting him for a 7 day Theory and Practical course near Barcelona.
some of the Topcis:
-Commercial Food Forest Systems
- Natural succession & Successional Agroforestry Systems
- The management in the succession dynamics
- Organization of organic matter
- Pruning stratification
- Diagnosis and evaluation of agroforestry at different stages
- Construction of the concepts adopted in the practice of management of agroforestry from the observations of the participants;
-practical implementation of a small example system during the course
and much much more!
In the 70s, Gotsch develops his early studies of complex crop systems in areas in northern Switzerland and southern Germany.He tested for example the ancient traditions of planting corn with beans, but also experimented with new associations such as wheat and pea or raspberry, apple and cherry, among others.
He arrives in Brazil in 1982 and in 1984 sets up on a farm in southern Bahia. The name of the farm, as usual in the region, was a chronicle of the place. Something like "The Runaway from Dry Land." Approximately 500 acres of land rendered unproductive due to bad management and agricultural practices.On this farm he would continue the development of his obsessive experiments in Successional Agroforestry.Today there are about 410 hectares of reforested area, 350 of which were transformed into RPPN (private reserve of natural heritage), plus 120 hectares of Legal Reserve. After 20 years, about 14 springs reappeared on the farm.
International reference in Successional Agroforestry Systems, Ernst Gotsch has developed a refined technique of planting which principles and practices can be applied to different ecosystems.
please contact us for more infos and look at the vidoes of Ernst Goetsch online!
FOOD & ACCOMODATION & PRICE INFO :
Food will be mostly local and organic. We will share 3 meals together each day with tea breaks during the day.
Accomodation will be in shared dormitory style rooms or there is also the option of double or single room for a small extra fee.
Price: early bird until 10.Jan.2016 - 450 Euro
until.10 Feb.2016 - 500 Euro
afterwards - 550 Euro
Price includes food and accomodation!