Life in Syntropy
Short documentary - Ernst Gotsch
"Life in Syntropy" is a 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.
Gotsch's work in Latin America on models of agroforestry has led to conversion of large tracts of degraded land into productive and diverse agroforests. He has developed a new technique of rapid recovery of poor soils by imitating existing patterns in nature in which carefully selected species of plants - a consortium of species - are placed at a given spacing and orientation, introduced in a predetermined sequence, and are heavily pruned during their growth period at regular intervals. In the space of a few years he has converted over 1200 acres of degraded land in Brazil into a productive rain-forest producing cacao among other things.
You can read more about his philosophy and initiatives on Agenda Gotsch.