Namastê Messerschmidt is one of Ernst Götsch’s students of Syntropic Agroforestry and has been living and breathing Syntropic Agroforestry for 15+ years! In this interview he shares about “What is Syntropic Agroforestry“, how growing this way can help reverse droughts, what senescence is and how stopping this process with pruning can help the growth of … More “What is Syntropic Agroforestry and why it is the next revolution” with Namastê Messerschmidt
Now more than ever we are needing to THRIVE with NATURE. As one meme that is circulating, Mother Nature has sent us to our room to think about what we have done. What it is forcing us to do is to come back to the basics – survival. Sustenance that not only feeds us, but … More 5 Things I am Doing to Prepare for Lockdown during the COVID19 Pandemic
What if there already exists a way to help farmers who are going through drought? In a video called “From the Ground Up – Regenerative Agriculture” (shown below) four different farmers show the way they have managed to reverse the drought in their farms, regenerate the land and their business and even save millions through regenerative agriculture practices. … More How Farmers are reversing the drought , regenerating their land and better off financially
The first principle in Permaculture is to Observe. To really take the time and watch what nature is doing, or not doing. To get a full understanding of your domain and what is happening at levels. The sun, wind, water, soil, plants, animals, everything! It is suggested the ideal time to observe before you do … More Ancient Observers Urge Us to Look at What is Happening…
I came across the concept of Syntropic Agroforestry when I was first doing my Permaculture Design Course. A team came from Brazil and introduced us to the concept and I was hooked! It replicated nature and not only grew food but regenerated the soil. It could also provide profitability as well – so a win … More What is Syntropic Agroforestry?
The saying goes “You are what you eat” and I never actually thought of it in the most simple way. Life and Death. … More Eat More Life…
Credit: GreenPeace Rang-tan in my bedroom is one of the most heart wrenching poems I have seen in a long time. It truly illustrates and brings the reality of what is going on straight into your child’s bedroom! With my very own eyes I have witnessed the vision that is shared when she says “I … More Rang-tan in my Bedroom… but I DO know what to do!
Have you ever seen a tiny fragile seedling popping it’s head through thick heavy bitumen? Or the roots of a magnificent tree engulfing the remains of an ancient ruin? Nature is abundant. When left alone to do it’s thing, it thrives! It doesn’t choose to thrive, it is inevitable, just as we thrive naturally, if … More Thriving with Nature, it’s not a choice!
This is the beginning of a journey…
I have no idea where this will take me, but I am excited by the idea…. … More Welcome to Thriving with Nature | Journal #1