TIMELINE: April 2016 - Establishment during 2 workshops with 60 people from all around the world who learned directly from the founder Ernst Goetsch how to establish such systems in a Temeprate Climate.
April 19th- finishing up the planting and MORE organic matter
May 3rd. Potatoes are sprouting well, maize is coming up also, beans, ate the first strawberry and trees looking all very well and happy!! We had some days of rain and some good sunshine too!
May 13. 10 days after establishment later....
All the plants are looking great!! There has been a lot of rain, followed by sun, rain, sun :) The plants seem to have recovered from the burn they had. Willows looking good. The peach trees that had the bacteria/virus strange red bubbles on their leaves are still looking strange- but I am thinking of treating them with collodial silver water?! hmmm....
June: Abundance!!! Courgettes/Zuchinis are THRIVING!! The carrots are very strange- I think they should have been harvested earlier- as they are bitter and fibrous on the outside-they also grew into really strange alien shapes! Separating out.
September: after a very dry and hot summer here many of the vegetables and trees still are looking very good without any irrigation. Some of the cherry trees seem to struggle a little bit. The onions,corn and carrots werent a great success but there was a good harvest of zuchini,tomato,chili,eggplant and potatoes.
some impressions from the system we all established together:
The simple map of the established Syntropic Agroforestry System which was made by Roman Eisenkoelbl
Unfortunatley because of several social issues we had to finish our collaboration with the site where the Syntropic Agroforestry System got established at the end of 2016 and since then started to design and implement another Syntropic Agroforestry System at our new site in the Alta Garrotxa. We thank everyone from deep in our hearts who helped establish this first system and feel very grateful for having had the chance to share this experience together. We will keep you updated about the new Syntropic Agroforestry site, its evolution and progress