AGROFORESTRY: How Trees Can Work on Your Farm

Event Date : March 14, 2014

Friday 14th March 2014, 10am– 4pm. A light lunch will be provided. The Ecocentre Home Farm, Screveton, near Bingham, Notts NG13 8JL. A one day workshop for farmers, agricultural and forestry advisors and other land managers

The current challenge for farmers is to meet the growing demand for local food production whilst ensuring long-term sustainability. Trees on farms can provide a range of benefits; shade & shelter, water & soil management, food, fodder, timber and fuel all of which can contribute to this challenge.

This workshop will be led by farming & forestry experts and will highlight the benefits and practical implications of integrating trees onto a farm. There will be advice on planting design, location, species type and establishment and maintenance of tree planting schemes. There will be an opportunity to see at 1st hand a recently planted silvoarable agroforestry scheme as well as new and existing farm
woodland on Home Farm. The aim is to promote knowledge exchange as to how trees can be introduced into farming systems and identify where more information and support is required.

Places are free but limited. To reserve you place email or call 08452 935603.

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This project has been supported through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.


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