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What We Can Learn From Silvopasturing in Other Corners of the World

Posted by Brett Chedzoy on August 19, 2015 at 2:40pm 1 Comment

This forum unintentionally drew an initial concentration of members from the northeastern US, though many folks have since joined from other parts of the country and globe (welcome!).  Silvopasturing practices certainly need to be customized to the local area and situation, but the principals remain largely the same no matter where working trees and livestock are raised together in a sustainable manner. 

In hopes of broadening discussions, participation and what we can learn from…

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Silvopasture Development Progress at Angus Glen Farms

Posted by Brett Chedzoy on August 19, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

I've had the best of intentions to be more active on this forum this summer to share my thoughts and experiences with a recent "low grade" timber harvest at our farm to promote silvopasture development.  The harvest wrapped-up a few weeks ago, and I just returned from quick trip to Argentina.  With that behind me, it's time to get some pictures and storied up about the project.  But first, as a bit of background, I've pasted below an article that I was asked to write for the current edition…

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Learning from our Forest Elders

Posted by Steve Gabriel on June 2, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments



New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.



"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen…

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Silvopasture study in Pennsylvania

Posted by Tracey Coulter on March 23, 2015 at 2:12pm 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Grazing Lands Colalition (PAGLC) is partnering with USDA, Dickinson College Farm, and Wyebrook Farm to investiage applications of silvopasture practices in Pennsylvania in order to provide the state's farmers with technical guidance. Check out this informational video to find out more about the project and silvopasture in…

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Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes
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The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"

Our paper:  "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"Available here: www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/shenandoah-valley/research/field-day/documentation/2015FDP.pdfIt's the first paper in the proceedings.See More
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Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy 29 minutes ago. 1 Reply

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

The Virginia Experiment... "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"

Started by Adam Downing. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Aug 20. 1 Reply

Our paper:  "Establishing Silvopasture: A Mid-way Progress Assessment"Available here:…Continue

Silvopasture Article Series on On Pasture Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy Aug 19. 0 Replies

Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to additional articles on silvopasturing... …Continue

Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Multiple Uses

Started by Carl DuPoldt Jun 22. 0 Replies

Balancing Biodiversity Conservation with Multiple Uses Agroecosystems (agricultural ecosystems) can be mosaics of pasture, cropland, woodland, and wetlands, and this patchiness may benefit some…Continue

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