Humans evolved in savannas – grasslands with scattered trees and grazing mammals – the most diverse, productive, and functional ecosystems on Earth. We believe that savannas offer the ultimate model for a healthy, sustainable, and permanent agriculture and food system. As modern humans with unprecedented access to genetic and natural resources, we are capable of designing, planting, and maintaining abundant, beautiful and productive planet-healing ecosystems. Whether you call it farm-scale permaculture, regenerative agriculture, or restoration agriculture, this is a very different type of land management than any since the dawn of agriculture, and requires a new (or very old) way of observing, relating to, and behaving in the natural world.
This summer, we’re proud to be hosting our third annual Design Course, August 8 – 16, 2015.
This is a 9-day immersion course that will get you up to speed on the ecological theory and practical skills you need to design and manage regenerative savanna agro-ecosystems.