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 latest research, along with farmer stories, to describe the current state and future prospects of agroforestry in the temperate regions of North America.
Learn more about the book at: www.SilvopastureBook.com The book is currently in production and is expected to be released in Spring 2018.
I am seeking stories, anecdotes, and photos from farmers, service providers, and landowners who self identify as practicing or promoting the practice of silvopasture in the Temperate North American climate.
In particulate, we want to learn:
- Why you are using or promoting silvopasture and think it’s an important concept
- How you’ve implemented silvopasture, and your successes and failures
- Recommendations for others considering silvopasture for their land
- Advice on fencing, water, shelter, and feeding concepts integral to silvopasture
Essays & Anecdotes
Submissions of short (200 – 1000 word) essays, anecdotes, and tips & tricks are now being accepting for consideration at the book website. We reserve the right to edit submissions, but will communicate any changes for your approval before we use your work. Please include a few photos and captions with your submissions, that help tell the story you are sharing.
Focus on telling the story of your experience, and be as honest as possible. Consider the things you wish you’d known at the outset, and share the information you think would most benefit others.
Pictures should be high resolution (at least 300 dpi), good quality, and depict information to the points listed above. Credit will be given along with the photo and in the book acknowledgements.
Submissions will be accepted anytime until May 1, 2017.
Depending on the response, we may or may not be able to use everything submitted, though we will do our best to include as many voices as possible. If you submission is chosen, we will notify you and include you in any edits or changes before we finalize your work with the book publisher.
Those whose contributions are included in the book will be acknowledged in the book credits, and depending on the contribution, be eligible for either free copies of the finished book, and/or discounts on purchased books.
Those interested in can submit stories and photos at:
For questions, please contact Steve directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject link “SILVOPASTURE BOOK”