Syntropic Food Forests

Syntropic Food Forests (BSF) are an agroecology model inspired by jungle ecosystems, which seeks to create sustainable, abundant and biodiverse agricultural systems. They are based on the idea of ​​imitating nature to create agricultural systems that are productive, resilient and self-sufficient.

BSAs are designed using a variety of engineering techniques. permaculture and syntropic agriculture, including:

  • Plantations in strata: The plants are planted at different levels, creating a three-dimensional system that makes the most of sunlight and space.
  • Polyfloriculture: A wide variety of plant species are planted together, helping to create a more resilient and productive ecosystem.
  • Living soil: Techniques are used to increase organic matter and biological activity in the soil, making it healthier and more fertile.
  • Water management: Techniques are used to capture and store rainwater, reducing the need for irrigation.
  • Animal integration: Animals, such as chickens, cows and worms, are integrated into the system to provide fertilizer, control pests and improve soil health.

Syntropic forests can produce a wide variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and proteins.

Benefits of syntropic forests

  • Improving food safety: BSAs can help increase food production and improve nutrition in local communities.
  • Ecosystem restoration: BSAs can help restore degraded ecosystems and increase biodiversity.
  • Climate change mitigation: BSAs can help capture carbon from the air and store it in the soil.
  • Job creation: BSAs can create jobs in rural areas and help stimulate local economies.

If you are interested in learning more about Syntropic Food Forests, there are a number of resources available online and in libraries. You can also find workshops and courses offered by local and regional organizations.

Here we share a workshop offered by Ser Regenera:

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