Hi, my name is Andrew and I work with syntropic agriculuture (agrofloresta, agroforestry). I have been working with planting and managing these types of agricultural systems since 2010.
Agroflorestas are the way to make agriculture harmonious with nature by following its logics. It has limitless possibilities to create food, fertile soil and water while regenerating biodiversity.
We are located in Chapadao do Céu and currently have 15 hectares of biodiverse agroflorestas, of several different ages, and intend to expand to much larger scale.
We sell our produce locally and work with processing mandioca and other fruits.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Those who come here will have the oportunity to learn and practice a truly sustainable farming technique. They will also learn about the native treese and our ecosystem called cerrado.
You will learn how to reforest this planet and at the same time produce an abundance of food!
Here we are constantly planting and experimenting. A great place to learn about many types of plants and how to manage them!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The project involves converting large scale conventional corn and soybean farming into a regenerative system with agroflorestas.
Here we practice techniques of SYNTROPIC AGRICULTURE, as taught by Ernst Gotsch.
Here you will help and become familiar with:
+planting, prunning and selective weeding
+how to use machetes, prunning shears, saws , hoes and other essential farm tools
+plant identification and plant nursery maintanace,
+harvesting fruits, vegetables, roots and seeds of all types of plants
+collecting organic matter for mulch
+processing native tree seeds for storing and planting
+designing you own syntropic agriculture systems
+help cleaning and organizing our communal spaces
We have a very abundant and diverse production of food in our garden and we welcome those who enjoy COOKING with fresh food and trying new recipes !
Volunteers are comfortably accomodated in a three bedroom house with a comunal kitchen area and spacious varanda. Rooms are shared.
Breakfast, lunch and dinners are prepared and organized communaly. Most of the food is harvesed directly from our agroflorestas. The basic cooking necessities are provided.
Cleaning and organizing duties are also shared among our guests.
The farm is located near the Rio Formoso, part of the ecological corridor to the Emas National Park. This region is headwaters to the Parana and Araguaia water basins, it is also known for its flat and expansive plateaus. One of the largest conservation areas of the native cerrado vegetation. The river is perfect for swimming and kayaking, which we do all the time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week