Agroforestry Regeneration Communities (ARC)

PROVIDING FOOD SECURITY, ECONOMIC FREEDOM & ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION
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We are thrilled to be part of changing the dynamic of charging large sums of money for local community members to learn life-saving and earth-protecting skills into attending trainings with experienced and trained teachers in syntropic agroforestry, regenerative agriculture, and permaculture who are supported through grants from our donors – just like you!

Together we can feed our communities and create healthy ecosystems where everyone thrives!

Your donations support the growing use of Syntropic Agroforestry and Permaculture skills people need for food security, economic freedom, and ecosystem restoration.

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Donation Total: $100.00 One Time

What is Syntropic Agroforestry?

Syntropic Agroforestry is an ancient, indigenous agriculture technology that combines reforestation with the abundant production of food.

While modern agriculture leads to entropy and desertification syntropic agroforestry is the method that nature uses to replace entropy for diversity and abundance. Abundance in food, diversity in crops and harvest, diversity in species and crops, an abundance of microbiology, of harvesting of sunlight water, and nutrients.

It combines vegetable production in successional harvests with the growing of fruit, biomass, and timber trees and guarantees the highest yields per square meter while restoring ecosystems.

Our Agroforestry Regeneration Communities (ARC) provide syntropic agroforestry, permaculture, and regenerative agriculture teachers with good living wages and social entrepreneurs access to microloans and a growing support network.

We are grateful for the generous donors who are making this possible! Thank you for truly changing the world.

Phase 1 - $150,000

The program development phase of establishing a core group of teachers, securing funding, and coordinating local workshops with women, men, and youth.

Phase 2 - $320,000

Securing a pilot demonstration site in the region with established teachers and eager students. Develop a virtual communication platform for all teachers and course participants for long-term resource and expertise sharing.

The Northern Youth Project bring young people together through art, community and lessons in growing food. ©Lupita Salazar

Phase 3 - $650,000

Establish partnerships with existing training programs, collaborate with farmers ready to transition their properties to new owners, introduce teaching and social entrepreneurial training program for single mothers.

Phase 4 - $1,450,000

Securing land for long-term program site with a lending tool and seed library, indoor and outdoor classrooms, learning gardens, and research areas.

Current Fundraising Goal: $150,000

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Project Updates

Men and women in East Africa and Central America are receiving training from experienced teachers through your support of the Abundant Earth Foundation.

The Agroforestry Regenerative Community program was launched in April 2021 to serve local communities worldwide with access to education, training, and employment for primarily youth and women in permaculture, regenerative farming, and value-added food production.

Roland van Reenen ARC - Agroforestry Regeneration Communities Teacher

Roland van Reenen in East Africa

Our teacher, Roland van Reenen shares his syntropic agroforestry expertise across Kenya and East Africa with small hold farmers eager to learn how to grow nutritious foods for their families and communities.

Willis Orum ARC - Agroforestry Regeneration Communities Teacher

Willis Orum in Kenya

Our teacher, Willis Orum, with Regenerative Holistic Resource Center, is providing hands-on training for community members ready to learn and begin using syntropic agroforestry and permaculture practices.

A short report of the first 1-day syntropic agroforestry workshop in Maasai land, Kenya.

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