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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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Shana Hanson left a comment for Bing Cheah
"Hi, Bing.  We were both in Brett's webinar last month.  You responded resonantly, about "invasive" plants and one other thing.  My eyes don't like the computer, but if you have any tree leaf animal fodder…"
Apr 22
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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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How to measure average amount of sun light hitting silvopasture floor?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jun 11. 3 Replies

What is a good simple way to estimate the average amount of sunlight hitting the pasture part of the silvopasture over an area of say 10 acres? The goal is to determine if further thinning may be…Continue

Tell NY State Legislature and U.S. Congress what you think about soil health practices and legislation

Started by Nancy Jacobson. Last reply by Wesley Jarrell Jun 11. 1 Reply

Hi All,I work with a nonpartisan organization to lobby for more support for silvopasture and other soil-health practices at both the state and national level. A number of bills and programs have been…Continue

Agroforestry and its Challenges Investigation

Started by Anna Thompson Mar 24. 0 Replies

Hi All,         I am a master’s student at the University of Copenhagen in Agricultural Development.  For my thesis, I am investigating challenges and barriers to the implementation of and transition…Continue

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 23. 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

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