Changing the future of food and farming

AGROFORESTRY: How Trees Can Work on Your Farm

Event Date : February 26, 2014

A one day workshop for farmers, agricultural and forestry advisors and other land managers

Wednesday 26th February 2014, 10am– 4pm. Organic Research Centre – Elm Farm, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 0HR. Places are free but limited. To reserve your place, email events@woodland-trust.org.uk or call 08452 935 603. download flyer

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 experts from the Organic Research Centre, Institute of Organic Training & Advice and the Woodland Trust who will present the findings from the Wakelyn’s agroforestry trials and can help with planting design, location, species type and establishment and maintenance of tree planting schemes.
The aim is to promote knowledge exchange as to how trees can be introduced into farming systems and identify where more information is requried. There will be an opportunity to participate in a session to
design a tree planting scheme for Elm Farm as well as see at first hand the agroforestry schemes already planted which includes a hedge fuel project.

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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