Introduction to Agroforestry and Design
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“Agroforestry is both a traditional practice, and a modern practice. It has undergone a renewal and uptake for modern sustainable farming methods over the last 30-40 years The name of "agroforestry" was created in the 1977 to describe the deliberate use of incorporating trees into farming practice”
Professor Martin Wolfe is one of the world's leading experts on Agroforestry, based on 30 years of experimental work on his farm in Suffolk. He will offer his expert knowledge in Agroforestry, the benefits, and ways in which trees can be combined with arable and livestock systems. This three day ccourse will equip you with an overview in how to design, implement and manage an agroforestry system. Starting with an introduction to Agroforestry and it benefits the course will lead you through designing and planning your own agroforestry system. The design element of the course will be run by Marina O'Connell - Marina O’Connell is a horticulturist, permaculture designer, tutor and a biodynamic farmer. She has over 30 years of experience of training and growing in sustainable food systems including desiging and implementing agroforestry systems on three farms.
We will visit four agroforestry systems on the Dartington Hall Estate, incorporating Alley Cropping, the Forest Garden at Martin Crawford’s Agroforestry Research Centre, and the new Agroforestry plots at the Schumacher College and at Huxhams Cross Farm.
Professor Martin Wolfe is a visiting professor at CAWR (Coventry University)
For more information or to book contact Rachel Phillips
Lunch can be provided at a cost of 6.00 inc VAT per person per day please email Rachel if you would like to book lunch.