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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. 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
Emily Macdonald replied to Shana Hanson's discussion Tree Fodder Seminar July 8-12 in Maine invites presenters and attendees
"Hi Shana, Could you tell me where in Maine is this event to be held, please? Thanks, Emily"
Apr 4
Shana Hanson posted a discussion

Tree Fodder Seminar July 8-12 in Maineinvites presenters and attendees

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 schedule.$150 full week (food and simple lodging included).  $60/2days.  $35-50 Mon. only; $45 Tues. only; $35/day Wed., Thurs., or Fri.; $0-$25 single events.  Barter usually accepted.  One working scholarship available.   Call (207) 338-3301 to register. So far, probably:Monday, July 1:  Prelude to the…See More
Mar 22
Shana Hanson left a comment for Alisande Cunningham
"I may end up presenting at NOFA NH March 16.  I'd love to hear about your goattree experience, but cannot  look much at computer screen.  Shana (207)338-3301"
Jan 26
Shana Hanson replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"It took me almost an hour to get the type to not jump and send out that response.  Trying again.  I have paulownia seeds, and curious what your cattle say for its season of palatability.  Goats here can eat fresh poplar from large…"
Jan 26
Shana Hanson replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"Tree anti-feedant chemicals can be broken down by ensiling the leaves (sealing air out- many ways to do, quite traditional for cows and hogs).  Also  heat (cooking, traditionally in water), and or pressure (pelletizing, for…"
Jan 26
Shana Hanson posted a status
"The Annual Report of our "Tree Leaf Fodder for Livestock" project (SARE.org, FNE18-897) is posted."
Jan 26
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Jun 29, 2018
Alisande Cunningham liked Shana Hanson's discussion Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems
Apr 23, 2018
Shana Hanson left a comment for Ricardo Zachrisson C.
"Never mind.  Now I see you are in Guatemala.  I hope that you have a much better season ahead. "
Apr 15, 2018
Shana Hanson left a comment for Ricardo Zachrisson C.
"Wow!  I thought that this page was only people in the NorthEast, but it is world-wide?  In what country is your farm?  The weather is giving us new challenges.  Today is unseasonably cold here, a very slow…"
Apr 15, 2018
Shana Hanson posted a discussion

Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

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
Apr 15, 2018
Ricardo Zachrisson C. left a comment for Shana Hanson
"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…"
Apr 15, 2018
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Apr 15, 2018
Shana Hanson posted a status
"We still seek one 12 hr./week intern for May 1 thru Oct. for SARE Tree Fodder project. Call Shana (207)338-3301."
Apr 15, 2018
Shana Hanson posted an event
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Tree Fodder Seminar: Boosting Climate Resilience and Biodiversity in Perennial Farm Ecosystems at Shana Hanson's 3 Streams Farm

July 10, 2016 at 12pm to July 16, 2016 at 4pm
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
Jul 4, 2016

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Waldo
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owner/producer
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
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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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Dr. Akos Bodnar Jul 2. 13 Replies

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

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Started by Jesse Matt. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 17. 1 Reply

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