"Thanks for your response! Will keep digging through the forums for more info. Lots to learn here!
Generally, I'm going to go with a pretty diverse planting. Both for my own learning and to give the animals options. Like you said, they have…"
"Hi! I'm new to silvopasture, and planning to set up a silvopasture in an area that is currently open pasture.This will be a pretty small operation, about 5 acres of planted silvopasture and another 5 acres of forest that I can clear up for…"
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Sullivan County and Brooklyn
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I recently bought ~100 acres in Sullivan County. My goal is to work with the natural and man-made features and systems there to build my own personal connection with the land and nature. I love trees and animals, and have always dreamed of stewarding a forest and planting orchards. Now I get a chance to do so. Silvopasture seems to be a great way to do all of these and care for animals in a productive way that I would enjoy.
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One of the more interesting talks that I've heard over the years on grazing or silvopasturing was by Dr. Gene Garrett at the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference titled: Silvopasture Ecosystem…Continue
As I thin some woods and open up some edge lines, I'm hoping to seed some perennial shade-tolerant forages. I'm mainly focused on wildlife at this point (I don't yet own livestock), and hope to get…Continue