Syntropic Agroforestry Workshop

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th February

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: €175 to €220

Faciltator: Astrid Adler

Apply the wisdom of forest eco-systems to create your own sustainable, low maintenance food systems.

Learn how to apply syntropic agroforestry principles in a range of situations, including commercial sized food production, food forests and even a small back garden. This workshop will include both theory and practice

Syntropic Agroforestry supports the establishment of highly productive food systems which tend to be independent of inputs. Benefits include soil formation, microclimate regulation and harnessing of water cycles – the harvest becomes a side effect of ecosystem regeneration.

About the tutor

Astrid has been working on a food forest in West Clare for 23 years. On 1½ acres of poor, boggy land, 11km from the sea, she has created a regenerative haven with thousands of different plants producing most of her food and all of her firewood and basket willow.

She learned from students of Ernst Goetsch and further developed her approach, adapting these techniques to the Irish climate

She learned from students of Ernst Goetsch and further developed her approach, adapting these techniques to the Irish climate

Please bring warm, waterproof clothes and shoes and work gloves.

Price includes organic catering. Ingredients are locally sourced where possible.

Sliding scale is to accommodate people on lower incomes. Please pay what you can afford to help balance out costs.

Accommodation

Camping: free

Glamping: €5

Indoor bedrooms (limited availability): €10

Book soon as places are limited.