Agroforestry in organic horticulture

Event Date : February 24, 2021

Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you interested in incorporating trees into your farm design? Agroforestry presents lots of opportunities for the organic grower: to grow new fruit and nut crops to sell; to produce wood and wood chip to use; to provide shelter and reduce flooding; and to provide habitat for other creatures.

Join this webinar to hear from experienced growers about the practical considerations, opportunities and pitfalls of agroforestry in organic horticulture.

Ben Raskin is head of horticulture and agroforestry at the Soil Association, a director of the Organic Growers Alliance, and an experienced grower who is currently establishing an agroforestry system at Eastbrook farm in Wiltshire. Ben will introduce us to agroforestry from his perspective as an organic grower and enthusiast!

We will be joined by John Tucker, director of woodland outreach at the Woodland Trust. John will talk us through how to get started in agroforestry and what you should consider when deciding how to incorporate trees, from analysing your site and exploring your objectives, through to choosing species and getting trees in the ground.

OGA member Andy Dibben is head grower at Abbey Home Farm in Cirencester. He will join us to tell us about his experience of incorporating trees into the site and to share his learning and advice.

All of that, followed by time for some questions, before we leave you dreaming of trees.

This webinar is a partnership between The CSA Network UKThe Seed Sovereignty Programme run by The Gaia Foundation, The Landworkers’ Alliance, and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming the Future.


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