Australia’s First Semi-Arid Demonstration site of Syntropic Agroforestry
By establishing Australia’s first semi-arid demonstration site of Syntropic farming, Greening THE Outback will introduce semi-arid landowners of all sizes (from backyard gardeners to broad acre farmers and graziers) to the regenerative methods of Syntropic Farming, an emerging globally recognised holistic Agroforestry practice, that has created significant environmental, community and food production outcomes around the world.
Of particular relevance is the impact these methods have had on large areas of dry, deforested land in very low rainfall areas in South America. When applied at even a relatively small scale (500ha), Syntropic farming has resulted in decreased temperature, improved soil structure and productivity, new profitable (and sustainable) agricultural enterprises and increasing rainfall in the region.
This farming method moves beyond sustainability (status quo) to regeneration, harnessing the laws of nature to provide environmental, community, economic and health outcomes.
The demonstration site will be at THE Hungry Spirit, Lightning Ridge, western NSW, where landholders will be educated, participate in the development of and witness the benefits of these regenerative practices, with a view that they will apply and undertake these new practices on their land and in their agricultural enterprises which will ultimately: