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Food Forest (Syntropic Agroforestry) Workshop at Crookneck Retreat

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Event description

Discover an organic and regenerative food growing practice that: 

  • Increases crop yields 🌾
  • Enhances soil condition 🌱
  • Reduces the need for inputs 🔄
  • Improves water retention 💧
  • Increases resistance to pests and diseases 🐛
  • Boosts biodiversity and more 🐝

Who Should Attend?

Home gardener, hobby farmer, primary producer, land steward, student of agriculture or environmental enthusiasts wanting to cultivate a productive, ecologically balanced, and harmonious relationship with the land.

Led by Thiago Barbosa, pioneer of Syntropic Agroforestry in Australia and held at Crookneck Retreat, a serene event hosting space nestled in the mystique of the Glasshouse Mountains, this workshop blends theory with hands-on practice, and will equip you with invaluable insights and techniques to implement regenerative practices in your own space.

Topics Covered:

🌿 Syntropic Agroforestry Principles 🌿 Universal Principles 🌿 Companion Planting 🌿 Processes 🌿 Structure 🌿 Cycles 🌿 Theory of Syntropy and Entropy 🌿 Different Types of Garden Beds 🌿System Design 🌿Soil Evaluation and Landscape Assessment 🌿 Observing Bacteria and Fungi  (Mycorrhizae) and Assessing Quantity of Life and Diversity 🌿 Soil Preparation 🌿 Planting 🌿And more…

What's Included:

  • Digital Workshop Manual
  • Ernst Götsch's renowned TAO - The 15 Principles including Syntropic Solutions interpretations
  • Daily Morning Tea, Light Lunch & Afternoon Tea
  • Access to a dedicated WhatsApp group to connect with like-minded individuals, share ideas, seek advice, and collaborate
  • Complimentary online consultation with a Syntropic Solutions expert to discuss your project and receive personalised guidance
  • Exclusive discount on Syntropic Solutions design services equivalent to your workshop ticket price

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach to food production and land management. Early Birds Tickets end on March 17th!

Join us and discover the power of Syntropic Agroforestry to cultivate abundance while nurturing the land for future generations. 🌱🌍


Meet Brett and Megan Standring, the heart behind Crookneck Retreat. With the assistance of Syntropic Solutions, they have established a food forest at the property, creating an environment that fosters regeneration, connection, and the discovery of a new way of living in harmony with nature.

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Refund policy

Weather Policy: The event will proceed as scheduled in the event of light rain. However, in the case of extreme weather conditions, the organiser reserves the right to postpone the event. Postponement and Ticket Transfer: In the instance of postponement due to extreme weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, tickets will automatically be valid for the rescheduled date. The new date will be communicated to all registered participants and will occur within 12 months of the original event date. Participants unable to attend the rescheduled workshop are encouraged to either: >>Transfer their ticket to another individual or; >>Apply their ticket credit to attend a different eligible future event hosted by the organiser. Note that differences in ticket fees may apply. Refund Policy: Refunds are not available. We encourage participants who are unable to attend the rescheduled workshop to transfer their ticket to someone who can or select another eligible event to attend to. Exceptions: While refunds are generally not available, the organiser will consider requests for exceptions in extraordinary circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Such circumstances may include severe personal emergencies or financial hardships. Contact Information: For any inquiries, notifications of ticket transfer, or requests related to the workshop, please reach out to us at Acknowledgment: By purchasing a ticket for this workshop, participants acknowledge and agree to this cancellation, weather, and refund policy.