Working Trees for Islands
Agroforestry has been in use in the Pacific and Caribbean Islands for centuries, with diverse and well-developed management systems and multiple benefits.
Forest Farming Ramps
The spring ephemeral, Allium tricoccum Ait. (called ramps in the south and wild leeks in more northern areas), is native to the forests of eastern North America. Forest farming ramps and managing ramp populations can generate income for landowners with small woodlots.
Helping Wildlife Helps You
The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. This issue is focused on wildlife, but you will also find stories about agroforestry riparian buffers, shade coffee, and diverse native hedgerows.
National Agroforestry Center
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals. Read more about the NAC…
2015 North American Agroforestry Conference
Posted March 9, 2015
The 2015 North American Agroforestry Conference will be June 1-3, 2015, in Ames, Iowa. The call for papers has been extended to March 20, 2015. The Conference theme is “Agroforestry as a Catalyst for On-Farm Conservation and Diversification.” Pre-conference activities include a field tour on May 30th and a workshop on May 31st.
Past Proceedings of North American Agroforestry Conferences
Posted March 11, 2015
The Association of Temperate Agroforestry, AFTA, in cooperation with the University of Missouri has now made available online proceedings from past North American Agroforestry Conferences, NAAC. The 2009, 2011, and 2013 proceedings are available. Work is continuing to add the 1989-2007 proceedings.
Webinar on Urban Buffer Restoration
Posted January 12, 2015
The Urban Waters Restoration Network hosted a webinar in December on “Urban Buffer Restoration - The Answer to Your Urban River’s Problems?” The webinar describes a range of buffer types and uses and shares research about their effectiveness at filtering pollutants, providing habitat, and providing other benefits. It also provides examples of how groups have successfully worked with local leaders and others to get buffers restored or protected. An online toolkit is also provided. More information and a recording of the webinar are available.
Iowa Farmers Encouraged To Try Agroforestry
Posted January 12, 2015
Results from a study conducted by Trees Forever and funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture show promise for several agroforestry crops suitable for Iowa soils and climate. Jeff Jensen, northwest Iowa field coordinator for Trees Forever, examined six agroforestry crops: hazelnut, black walnut, chestnut, aronia berry, Christmas tree and elderberry. The research project included interviews with more than 20 growers about the opportunities and barriers of each crop. The 35-page report provides information about site selection, marketing, cultivars, pest and disease issues, weed control, sources for seedlings and other resources. Read the entire report…
- Northeast Contract Grazing Summit
March 28, 2015
Morrisville, New York
- Midwest Aronia Association
March 29-21, 2015
- 10th Annual Camp Mushroom
April 24-25, 2015
Ithaca, New York
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