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I was honored to present at Agroforesterie Francais' Colloque Trognes this winter. Proceedings should be published soon. Many inspiring overviews of traditional silvopasture systems involving pollards.We are starting work on a SARE Farmer Grant project, Tree Leaf Fodder for Goats, Hogs, Sheep and Cows; Transitioning Farm Woodlots to ‘Air Meadow’ for Climate Resilience here in Belfst, ME; one more part-time intern is needed for May - October. MOFGA is sponsoring and hosting Mon., July 9 of the…See More
"Hello Shana here int the tropics we have and use several native tree species, either by pruning or by letting the animals feed directly from the tree-shrub. My silvopasture operation is with cattle (brahman), natural pasture and shrubs, and in some…"
July 10 -16 (partial attendance invited) at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast, ME.Detailed schedule at 3streamsfarmbelfastme.blogspot.com Traditional Air Meadow pruning cycles are aimed at creating accessible native tree forms for harvest of high quality animal fodder. These methods also enhance bush and ground browse layers, provide nutrients to pasture plants, fix more carbon, increase tree longevity, preserve broader forest gene pools of tree…See More
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I am studyng European methods of "air meadow" tree fodder producton through cyclical pruning of native tree species above browse height in, creating increased Foliage Height Diversity, tree longevity, and species counts. My dairy goats produce milk from fresh greenery only, May through October, and are grain-free year round. I have been feeding freshly pruned tree matter and grass hay in winter, but am beginning to harvest and store twig leaf hay in traditional sheaves, which will reduce or eliminate our dependence on purchased grass hay.
Hello Shana here int the tropics we have and use several native tree species, either by pruning or by letting the animals feed directly from the tree-shrub. My silvopasture operation is with cattle (brahman), natural pasture and shrubs, and in some occasions we use leaf feeding from bushes or from pruning trees.
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