Syntropic agriculture


  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,481 admin

    Syntropic agriculture certainly has become popular in Australia. A year ago I never heard the term, now its used a lot. Our local council funded a 2 day workshop recently but it was 2 Sundays in a row & I was unable to attend.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Posts: 1,349 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning thank you for sharing. I have never heard the term, but the idea is very familiar. It is like green mulching. This is what I do to protect plants from drying out.

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, chop and drop. I did that with comfrey today in the garden😇

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I had never heard of it either. There are so many different growing methods floating around: no-till, less-till, raised beds, square foot, organic, beyond organic, regenerative...after a while it is hard to keep track. :-)

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,206 admin

    @VermontCathy I'd never heard of the fancy term either, but "chop & drop" has been around for a long time. Maybe the term makes doing this seem more more sophisticated to those new to gardening that have never had anything to do with gardening before. 🤷‍♀️