Syntropic Farming with Sidney Etienne
  • Agroforestry
  • Growing food

Syntropic Farming with Sidney Etienne

  • Agroforestry
  • Growing food

Syntropic Farming with Sidney Etienne

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About the course

Work your way through the lush Haitian greenery with Sidney as he shows how syntropic rows, stratification, and successive planting work with simple, natural processes for growing abundant food.

Learning outcomes

  • Grow your own food forest
  • Familiarise with local forestry
  • Mimic natural forests
  • Restore soil fertility
  • Retain soil microbes
  • Maximise energy
  • Maximise space
  • Increase Plant Resilience

Course modules

  1. Introduction

    1 min
  2. Module 1: Planning and Propagating

    7 min
  3. Module 2: Soil Cover & Sowing Seeds

    16 min
  4. Module 3: Selective Weeding & Syntropic Rows

    5 min
  5. Module 4: Planting your Rows

    15 min
  6. Module 5: Mulching

    7 min
  7. Module 6: Managing the forest

    9 min
  8. Module 7: Go Get Growing

    2 min
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  • Location: Haiti
  • Biome: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
  • Modules: 8
  • Duration: 63 minutes

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About Sidney Etienne

Sidney-Max Etienne is a regenerative farmer, community activist, and artist from Haiti. He co-founded Grown in Haiti to promote ecological and community health through regenerative farming and community-driven change.

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Earthed community members access all our courses at no extra cost. Find out about our pay-what-you-can membership on the join page.

Earthed courses are online and on-demand so you can learn wherever you are and at your own pace.

This is an introductory course that welcomes everyone to discover the skills and impact of syntropic farming.

If you’re an expert, you may still find this course contains a top tip or valuable piece of insight. And the course is a great way to connect with other farmers following syntropic methods locally and globally and share your knowledge, experience, and encouragement.

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