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Tree Fodder Seminar July 8-12 in Maine invites presenters and attendees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Macdonald Apr 4, 2019. 1 Reply

TREE FODDER SEMINAR 2019:  TREES IN THE FOOD CHAIN FOR CLIMATE REMEDIATION will be July 8-12, 2019. Presenters, suggestions invited.  Call Shana, (207) 338-3301  I am currently working on the…Continue

Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

Started Apr 15, 2018 0 Replies

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…Continue

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TREE FODDER SEMINAR 2019: TREES IN THE FOOD CHAIN FOR CLIMATE REMEDIATION at 3 Streams Farm Belfast, ME and MOFGA, Unity, and Site Visits

July 8, 2019 at 8am to July 12, 2019 at 8pm
$0-$25 single events; $120 full week (food and simple lodging included).$50-65/2days.  $35-50 Mon. only; $45 Tues. only; $25-35/day Wed. or Thurs; $10 Fri.Partial or full barter offers considered and often accepted.Monday, July 8, 8 AM- 4 PM, MOFGA day, Unity: Tree leaves in the Farm Food Chain.Monday, 6:30-8 PM, location TBD (Belfast CoHousing Common House?): Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture in Summertown, Tennessee skypes with us about Pollarding and Coppicing Trees over Ground Crops…See More
Jun 4, 2019

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Maine
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Waldo
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owner/producer
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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.

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At 4:11pm on April 15, 2018, Ricardo Zachrisson C. said…

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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2021 Oxford Real Farming Conference - The Value of Trees in a Hotter Climate

Started by Brett Chedzoy on Wednesday. 0 Replies

recording from our session this past January at the ORFC.  We already know silvopastures are awesome, but some great food for thought from the other presenters:…Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Bing Cheah Jan 31. 11 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

Ecosystem Services from Silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 30, 2020. 1 Reply

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

Shade-tolerant forage seed species and sources?

Started by Ben Harris. Last reply by Ben Harris Sep 29, 2020. 14 Replies

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

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