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Examples of Silvopasture in Public Areas Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Johnson Oct 11, 2018. 4 Replies

Hello Folks,My village is hoping to keep our town commons and oak grove with grazers (I'm pushing shropshire sheep). It is a 10-ac plot (7 ac grass pasture, 3 ac oak grove with maple and other…Continue

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"Hi Brett,Thanks! Unfortunately the town council said "no" to our proposal: https://lowtechinstitute.org/2018/10/01/proposal-for-community-flock/ They cited worries about cars hitting the sheep if they got out, but I think it was political…"
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I live in a village with a commons and we are hoping to use sheep and/or goats to maintain a mixed forest-and-grassland on 10 ac. I'm organizing the co-op to own and maintain the flock.

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At 8:37pm on September 23, 2018, Brett Chedzoy said…

sounds like a neat project!  Hope you'll post some updates.  -- Brett

At 10:09am on September 24, 2018, Scott Johnson said…

Thanks Brett,

I'm looking for examples where people have used sheep to crop park-like places to bring to our town council. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Scott

At 9:31am on April 16, 2020, James Pollard said…

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Woods-pastured pigs and goats

Started by Yotum Almor on Saturday. 0 Replies

Hi folks, our farm is considering a pig, goat rotation (keeping species separate) through our 80 acres of woodlands to manage invasives. I was wondering if anyone has trialed/attempted that. I was…Continue

How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jun 11. 3 Replies

What is a good simple way to estimate the average amount of sunlight hitting the pasture part of the silvopasture over an area of say 10 acres? The goal is to determine if further thinning may be…Continue

Tell NY State Legislature and U.S. Congress what you think about soil health practices and legislation

Started by Nancy Jacobson. Last reply by Wesley Jarrell Jun 11. 1 Reply

Hi All,I work with a nonpartisan organization to lobby for more support for silvopasture and other soil-health practices at both the state and national level. A number of bills and programs have been…Continue

Agroforestry and its Challenges Investigation

Started by Anna Thompson Mar 24. 0 Replies

Hi All,         I am a master’s student at the University of Copenhagen in Agricultural Development.  For my thesis, I am investigating challenges and barriers to the implementation of and transition…Continue

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