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Agroforestry & Silvopasture

September 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Part of the Organic Growers School 2019 Harvest Conference.

Led by James Geoffrey Steen 

For stewards of farms and fields, learn the key concepts of installing and maintaining beneficial trees using agroforestry techniques. Optimize and diversify your production and landscape with the addition of tree crops and animals to annual plantings. We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Edible tree identification as well as pruning, training, and grafting
  • Trees for fertilizer, forage and soil-building
  • Compost tea and micro-nutrient creation & application in foliar sprays
  • Managing livestock operations inside of orchards
  • Large installations on a budget including wholesale prices on quality planting stock
  • Hands-on agroforestry design (bring a GIS image of your to apply design techniques to your project!)

Appropriate for market and commercial farmers and landscapers. Beginning farmers welcome.


September 6, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778 United States