THE FOOD FOREST FARMERS
Syntropic farming is a new and ancient regenerative agriculture practice that can be implemented in any region, in any climate, in limitless ways – even in your own back yard. For over a decade the Lotz-Keegan family have been implementing permaculture practices to regenerate a degraded hillside into an abundant food forest of native and exotic trees that feed their family, their community, the wildlife, the soil, and their souls.
Combining the practices of syntropic agroforestry with the principles of permaculture and their own deeply thoughtful approach to land regeneration, food growing, and lifestyle, this family is partnering with nature to create a humming diversity on the land and a positive story about the role of humans in an eco-system.
Get access to all 10 full-length interviews
We came away from the shoot with so much valuable content that we couldn’t include in the final film. So we decided to put all 10 full-length interviews up on our Patreon page! We’ve also made the full interview with Klaus Lotz available for free here. PermaDynamics themselves also have a bunch of great videos on their Patreon for those of you who want to dive deeper into syntropic farming.
Directed and written by Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson
Produced by Antoinette Wilson
Cinematography and editing by Jordan Osmond
Story feedback and suggestions from Nick Tucker
Additional drone footage by Byron Briss
1990 photo by Malcolm Rands
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