Join farmer and author of SILVOPASTURE, Steve Gabriel, for a three part series about key decision making points for a successful system on a farm or homestead scale. www.SilvopastureBook.com
Monday, October 26 @4pm ET - Designing Silvopasture plantings
Learn about approaches to planning for woodland conversion and trees into pasture including tools and methods, mapping, tree spacing and patterning, and more.
Monday, November 2 @4pm ET - Why Trees Die in Silvopasture (and how you can help save them!)
Mother nature plants trees in a specific way, so what can we learn from her as we look to bring trees into our grazing systems?
Monday, November 9 @4pm ET - Choosing the Right Animal, for the Right Place, at the Right Time
Livestock of all shapes and sizes offer opportunities but can also do damage! Lean some of the differences and when to leverage different types for different uses.
A FREE WEBINAR SERIES from the Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
Silvopasture In Practice (online course)
September 7 - Oct 12th
WITH WEEKLY LIVE Webinars (day and time TBA depending on class preference) and also recorded for later viewing.
Silvopasture is the practice of integrating trees, grazing animals, and forages in a mutually beneficial ecosystem that has been rated #1 among all agriculture solutions to a changing climate.
In this course we will discuss the indigenous roots of silvopasture and agroforestry, learn best principles and practices, and discuss strategies to convert woodlands to silvopasture and plant trees successfully in pasture. Along the way, we use the natural ecology of the landscape, the inherent wisdom of the animals, and innovative concepts such as tree fodder to create living, productive ecosystems that enhance habitat for both farm and wild animals.
This course includes videos, readings, case studies, live webinars and Q&A, and previously recorded webinars from past offerings. Students get immediate access to content when they register and then lifetime access to the content including the opportunity to tune into future live offerings.
Join author of SILVOPASTURE and farmer Steve Gabriel, along with a range of special guest presenters sharing their knowledge and expertise. The course is designed to mirror the chapters in the book and provide an enhanced study guide for anyone seeking to improve their livestock ecosystems.
PAST GUESTS (archived recordings)
- Fred Provenza on Animal Nutritional Wisdom, author
- Connor Stedman on Ecology and Wildlife Benefits of Silvopasture
- Brett Chedzoy, Angus Glen Farm, 350+ Acre Beef Silvopasture in NY
UPCOMING GUESTS (Live with Q&A)
- Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm, on Financial Planning for Livestock
- Sarah Flack, author of Art and Science of Grazing
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
(SEE HTTP://POLICY.WELLSPRINGFORESTFARM.COM FOR MORE INFO)
includes lifetime access to the course content, with annual webinars.
** SPECIAL DEAL for members of Practical Farms of Iowa **
PFI is offering a reduced rate, contact Meghan Filbert for details: firstname.lastname@example.org