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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
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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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

Started by Joe Repetur. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jun 5. 2 Replies

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot…Continue

protecting young trees during fly season

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 2. 2 Replies

As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of…Continue

Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

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Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by jackie milne May 5. 4 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue

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