Many of our 2020 camp experiences have been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus. We look forward to continue the gatherings when it is safe to do so. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates. We commend the efforts by so many of us to limit the spread of the virus and send deep thanks to the healthcare workers across the globe taking care of those most affected. We see our work of bringing balance back to ecosystems as more important than ever. Our team is busy building our organizational capacity during this time so that we can share the message of regenerative land management even further. We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at camp in the future.
The aim of Camp Farm of the Future is to support the creation of a vibrant farmer community, supporting 800 families to create livelihoods through ecosystem restoration and regenerative agri/aquaculture.
At Camp Farm of the Future you will work to change a former cattle-ranch into a prototype regenerative farm.
You will explore innovations that will work in the Amazon Cerrado region of Brasil, protecting and restoring the Amazon-Savanna ecosystem.
You will help develop new businesses based on regenerative farming models. Sociocracy, Permaculture, Harmony with Nature are key-terms associated with the Farm of the Future.
The farm is looking for students, researchers and business developers to come to work, study and collect data. These activities will support the camp to develop these new and integrated forms of regenerative food systems and how to live in community.
Opportunities for other campers are currently being developed and will be published in April 2020.
Camp Farm of the Future is in its early stages of development. Campers will stay in tents on the farm that have blow up mattresses and bedding. In the future, homestays with local people will be organised.
Camp Farm of the Future wants to build a network of local rural families working with agro-forestry and integrated production systems. Their vision is to build vibrant local communities where the youth want to stay, whilst also improving farmers’ relationships with the Amazon Forest.
Improving farming techniques and researching ways of regeneratively growing food that work well within rainforest biomes is central to the mission of Farm of the Future.
The goal is to have an impact at the regional scale of the Amazon-Savanna, while making sure this impact is sustainable through developing new business models that combine food and material production, climate mitigation and the maintenance of strong natural areas.
About 6,000 people live in the area. The 500 hectare location was a cattle farm. Surrounding farms are soy-producing. Soil degradation is taking place and encroachment on natural areas (the forest) is rampant.
This camp is a hub to learn from the ancestral wisdom and indigenous people and integrate it with the local community and neighbouring settlements through education and job opportunities.
This will be done whilst creating biodiversity corridors to connect the Cantao State Park to allow the flow of native flora and fauna, such as the threatened jaguars, araguaia river dolphins and otters.
To be announced.
Your safety is very important to us. Most camps are in locations that are completely safe for you to travel to. Some camps are in locations where there is civil unrest, higher levels of crime, or in areas where there could be severe nature events (earthquakes, tornados, vulcanic eruptions). We strongly advise you to check with your national authority’s travel advisory service to see if there are specific travel advisories for the region you are travelling to. We strongly advise you to comply with that travel advisory. If there is a negative travel advisory for the area you plan to go to, we want to impress on you that it is your decision to not heed the warnings and go. ERC can then not be liable in that situation if something happens to you.
Work at camps is usually safe. The camp coordinators make your safety their highest priority too. But you will be working with tools and sometimes even (heavy) machinery. Sometimes the terrain can be slightly treacherous. Heat or cold can become a problem for people at work that do not take the necessary measures to prevent injury from weather conditions. Especially in remote locations, all people at an Ecosystem Restoration Camp will need to watch out for eachother’s safety. For this reason we ask you to also sign our Code of Conduct, through which you commit to contributing to a safe environment at camps for all that are there with you. Take yours and all other camper’s safety seriously! Together, while watching over eachother, we can restore our ecosystems safely and successfully.