Upcoming Classes & Events
Our educational mission is to inspire and help build the skills of all people who want to better understand the woods and how they can both steward ecological health and productive use. We host a number of programs at our farm as well as travel to partner organizations. Please see our policy page before registering for a class.
Acres USA -- Talk and Book Signing
ONLINE SILVOPASTURE COURSE
LIVE webinars: Feb 10 - March 16, 2020 at 1pm EST
Silvopasture is rated #1 among all agriculture solutions to a changing climate, and we have the tools and experts handy to help you get started wherever you may be. This online course mirrors the chapters in our SILVOPASTURE book, supporting participants to deepen their understanding of the practice through weekly live webinars, case studies, and support as to work through a plan for their operation.
Join author and farmer Steve Gabriel, along with a range of special guest presenters sharing their knowledge and expertise.
We will cover many of the critical decision points including selection of animals and trees, layout and planning of plantings, fencing systems, and more. We will also cover strategies to budget and find sources of funding to help get your silvopasture off the ground.
Week 1: Defining Silvopasture Principles & Benefits
Week 2: History and Ecology
Week 3: The Animals
Week 4: Woodland Conversion
Week 5: Trees Into Pasture
Week 6: Putting it All Together
$175/$200/$225 tiered pricing based on household income
includes lifetime access to the course content, with annual webinars.
(plus get a book for $24 (30% off) if you don’t have one)
NOFA NH Winter Conference - KEYNOTE and Intensive Workshop
Trees for Livestock Food and Medicine
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
with Foot Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Several tree species including willow, poplar, and black locust have been extensively researched and found to offer exciting opportunities in silvopasture systems. Join us to learn about the medicinal and feed values these trees can offer ruminant livestock, and methods for managing them on your landscape. Our presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program.
SAVE THE DATE! ***March 21***
Maple Fest @ Wellspring Forest Farm
*Sugarbush Tours and Tastings
*Local food and farm market