Regenerative Agroforestry Immersion 2020

WHAT IS FARM CENTER?

Forest Agriculture Research Management Center (FARM Center), is an education and research organization working to foster forest ecosystem awareness and disseminate information about bioregional multi-strata agroforestry systems

FARM Center's mission is to increase the awareness and appreciation of multi-strata forest ecosystems through research, education and the development of agroforestry solutions that mimic and revitalize native ecosystems

WHY FARM CENTER?

FARM Center has been established to address the need for bio-regionally appropriate reforestation solutions in the arid tropics, both locally and globally. In service to watershed and community, FARM Center is an education and training center, as well as a research facility, working to develop dynamic successional multi-strata agroforestry systems inspired by Ernst Gotsch’s Syntropic Farming.

FARM Center’s role is to enhance forest ecosystem awareness while demonstrating successful strategies needed to integrate agriculture with multi-strata forestry.

FARM Center is located in North Kohala, Hawi, Hawaii.

STRATEGY

  • Publish research results
  • Offer training courses
  • Propagate and distribute plant material
  • Provide implementation support
  • Develop business plans
  • Incubate micro-enterprises that support our mission

OBJECTIVES & GOALS

  • Develop bio-regionally appropriate ecological solutions
  • Perform research and development of relevant multi-strata agroforestry systems supported by ecologically, culturally and economically appropriate crops.
  • Educate and train interested communities in the implementation of multi-strata agroforestry systems in a manner that is culturally sensitive and reinforces an ecological paradigm integral for the long-term system maintenance.

 

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