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Steve Gabriel replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"Hey Joe: Sorry, I was typing this fast so it didn't come clear...no, I haven't seen USDA specifically define "forest pasture", unlike woodland pasture as you discuss in that excellent article you wrote. What I mean to say is that…"
Feb 26
Steve Gabriel posted a blog post

FREE Webinars on Silvopasture

We are offering these webinars to share knowledge and in support of our Kickstarter campaign for a new book on Silvopasture, coming out this June.Wednesday, February 2812pm - 1pm ESTThe Potential for SilvopastureLearn about different combinations of animals, trees, livestock from around the world with farmers Steve Gabriel and Brett Chedzoy. Monday, March 5 12 - 1pm ESTClimate Change and SilvopastureEric Toensmeier discusses carbon science and Steve Gabriel shares drought-proofing benefits of…See More
Feb 24
Steve Gabriel replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"The problem with "Forest Pasture" is that this is already defined by USDA and commonly practiced - up to 15 - 20% of all pasture in the Northeast are "Woodland Paddocks" which mean places with trees where farmers dump their…"
Feb 24
Steve Gabriel replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What is Silvopasturing?
"As far as Native Americans and ecology of forests/savannah its important to mention the "pristine myth" that is so pervasive in ecology and history in general. The landscape was quite open and managed by native peoples prior to European…"
Feb 24
Steve Gabriel posted a blog post

Silvopasture Book seeking Farmer Stories & Photos

Knowledge and information in agriculture is a mix of research, application, and experience that is never from a single individual, but rather a collective experience shared in the minds of many. We all benefit from sharing our experience.A new book on the Agroforestry practice of Silvopasture, by Steve Gabriel, has the explicit goal of telling the story of what we know - and don’t know – about the concept of integrating livestock production with trees and forestry.The book aims to combine the…See More
Apr 5, 2017
Steve Gabriel posted a blog post

Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly webinars on Thursdays…See More
Aug 17, 2016
Steve Gabriel posted a blog post

Learning from our Forest Elders

New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations."….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen until the next…See More
Jun 2, 2015
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Jun 2, 2015
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Dec 8, 2013
Steve Gabriel posted a video

Farming the Woods, a new agroforestry book

Steve Gabriel and Ken Mudge talk about their book, Farming the Woods. They are trying to raise funds to document more case studies of forest farmers.
Mar 16, 2013
Steve Gabriel is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 14, 2011

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New York
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Tompkins
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small woodlot/forestry business, educator, aspiring animal farmer

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FREE Webinars on Silvopasture

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 8:16am 0 Comments

We are offering these webinars to share knowledge and in support of our Kickstarter campaign for a new book on Silvopasture, coming out this June.

Wednesday, February 28

12pm - 1pm EST

The Potential for Silvopasture

Learn about different combinations of animals, trees, livestock from around the world with farmers Steve Gabriel and Brett Chedzoy.

 

Monday, March 5

12 - 1pm EST

Climate Change…

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Silvopasture Book seeking Farmer Stories & Photos

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 7:42am 0 Comments

Knowledge and information in agriculture is a mix of research, application, and experience that is never from a single individual, but rather a collective experience shared in the minds of many. We all benefit from sharing our experience.

A new book on the Agroforestry practice of Silvopasture, by Steve Gabriel, has the explicit goal of telling the story of what we know - and don’t know – about the concept of integrating livestock production with trees and forestry.

The book…

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Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.



Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.



The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly…

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Learning from our Forest Elders

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments



New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.



"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen…

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Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 9. 3 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

Tree leaf livestock fodder as component of silcvopasture systems

Started by Shana Hanson Apr 15. 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

SilvoPasture Program In Michigan

Started by Kable Thurlow Mar 28. 0 Replies

This walk was given by Brett Chedzoy via zoom at the 2018 Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference held at the Agroliquid Headquarters in Saint Johns, Michigan on March 7, 2018. Jerry Lindquist and…Continue

What is Silvopasturing?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Edmund Brown Mar 5. 17 Replies

This topic probably should have been discussed at the forum’s inception in 2011, but better late than never :) Two recent articles in the February, 2018 Stockman Grass Farmer covered many good…Continue

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