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Syntropic Agroforestry Courses & Workshops

Discover the Art of Syntropic Agroforestry:
Learn Sustainable Farming Practices in Kenya

Introduction to Syntropic Agroforestry Course


Course dates:

August 31st - September 1st, 2024

Location: ForestFoods Limuru Farm & ForestFoods Tatu City Farm

Price: 300 USD pp - inclusive of course materials, and meals

240 USD pp - when purchased with Level One Course

Sign up and pay for Introduction & Level One course now and get 20% discount!

Embark on a transformative journey with our "Introduction to Syntropic Agroforestry" course, where you will delve into the foundational principles of agroforestry. Unravel the concept of syntropy and its profound impact on agriculture, exploring its application in creating sustainable ecosystems. Discover the array of benefits that syntropic agroforestry offers, learn about basic design principles, planning considerations, and gain insights from compelling case studies and success stories. Engage in hands-on activities such as planting techniques and mulching, fostering a deeper connection to the land and its regenerative possibilities.

The introductory Forest Foods course will span over two days, aimed at presenting the concepts and applications of syntropic agriculture through both theoretical and practical lessons in two distinct agroforestry zones. The first session will take place at the ForestFoods Brackenhurst farm in Limuru, followed by the second session at the ForestFoods Tatu City Farm in Ruiru. This unique approach allows participants to gain insights into syntropic farming firsthand, exploring its principles in diverse agroforestry environments.

Students are required to bring rain boots and raincoats for practical classes in case of rain, sunscreen, a hat, gloves, and of course, wear comfortable clothing that can protect against insect bites. If possible, students should also bring their own pruning shears and machetes; however, if they do not have them, we will provide them for the course.

Level One: Syntropic Agroforestry Course


Course dates:

July 27th -  28th 2024


September 28th - 29th, 2024

Location: ForestFoods Tatu City Farm

Price: 300 USD pp - inclusive of course materials, and meals 

240 USD pp - when purchased with Introduction Course

Sign up and pay for Introduction & Level One course now and get 20% discount!

Take your understanding to new heights with our advanced "Level One: Syntropic Agroforestry" course, designed for those ready to delve deeper into ecological succession and the intricate stratification of agroforestry systems.


Explore the nuances of space, time, and successional steps in creating resilient ecosystems. Harmonize stratification across diverse crops, understanding the importance of diversity in crop orchestration.


Dive into the Placenta, Secondary, and Climax systems within Syntropic Agriculture, gaining practical insights on plant selection and placement based on fundamental criteria.


Engage in field demonstrations that showcase the evolution and transformative power of syntropic agroforestry systems, empowering you to implement sustainable practices in your own agricultural endeavors.

This course on the Foundations of Syntropic Agriculture spans two days and aims to delve deeper into the essential principles of this innovative agricultural practice. It's important to note that participants are recommended to have completed the introductory course for a better grasp of the Level 1 content. The classes will encompass both theory and practice, taking place in two different agroforestry zones: ForestFoods Brackenhurst farm in Limuru, and at the ForestFoods Tatu City Farm in Ruiru. This arrangement provides a practical immersion into syntropic agriculture principles across diverse agroforestry environments.

Students are advised to come prepared with rain boots, raincoats, sunscreen, hats, gloves, and comfortable clothing suitable for protection against different weather conditions and insect bites. While it's recommended for students to bring their own pruning shears and machetes, these tools will be provided if necessary.


We strongly advise enrolling and taking part in the Introduction to Syntropic Agroforestry course before registering for the Level One: Syntropic Agroforestry course. You can also choose to sign up for both courses now and get a 20% discount! It is not advisable to enroll in the Level One course without completing the Introduction course, unless you can demonstrate previous experience with Syntropic Agroforestry.

Meet Your Instructors

You are in for a real treat with this unique opportunity! Meet our extraordinary experts—a powerhouse team hailing from Brazil and Kenya, masters of the craft with unparalleled knowledge and groundbreaking insights in Syntropic Agroforestry and botany. With a combined experience of over 30 years, they are the true gurus in this revolutionary field.


Chief Agroforester

Guilherme Sobral


A decade of experience in diverse Brazilian agroforestry systems and implementation of agroforestry systems into rural African communities.


Chief Botanist & Biologist

Cinthia Olviera


Biologist, specialist in arboreal vegetation and MBA in Plant

Biodiversity and Environment


CEO ForestFoods

Sven Verwiel


10+ years experience in Regenerative Agriculture and

systems management


Compost & Soils Systems Developer

Mikie Barton


8 years experience in Soil Systems management & Compost Management

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