We are using syntropic agricultural principles to cultivate a forest and produce food whilst regenerating the soil. Our aim is to assist natural processes and help to make this environment more abundant.
We have a cooperative way of working with the land, leaving soms existing vegetation in peace. Additionally we are planting at three levels: trees, shrubs and vegetables. So far we have planted 65 trees, but since late spring tree planting has come to a halt and will resume again in the autumn. Going at nature’s pace requires patience and perseverance yet, over time, the processes that unfold can be very rewarding.
This method of agriculture is in its essence experimental. The additional challenges the land brings (soil with a high ph and clay content, low phosphorus index, difficulty in finding human and material resources) mean that some creativity, good will and enthusiasm are needed.
The project is led by a highly experienced agricultural engineer who is happy to share her vast knowledge and skills in permaculture/ regenerative agriculture/ water systems.
The agroforest land is next to the Ashram Ram Dass Guru, in the Kundalini Yoga & Sikh Dharma traditions. This greatly enhances the facilities for visitors and students whilst it fosters a strong sense of community.
If you are interested, stay tuned. Training workshops and an apprenticeship program will be available soon.