Agroforestry—intentionally planting or managing perennial tree and shrub species within an agricultural system—can enhance land stewardship, meet conservation goals, and increase and diversify income. Explore the principles of agroforestry at Anthill Farm, which has been putting these principles into practice for over a decade.
Situated on 35 acres of wooded and open land, Anthill Farm produces annual and perennial fruit and vegetables. Anthill farmers Sky and Monique Ballentine have been managing the landscape for over ten years. They both have a background in permaculture, and have gained additional experience with Mark Shepard and Jean-Martin Fortier. During this workshop, Sky will explain how different cropping systems on the farm have evolved over time, and how they might change in the future.
Joining Sky in presenting at this workshop, will be PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources forester Tracey Coulter and farmer/agroforestry practitioner Erik Hagan, two of the founding members of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Agroforestry (NEMA) working group.
This workshop is suitable for farmers interested in incorporating perennial species into their annual production, for landscape managers interested in increasing the productivity of their riparian buffers and landscape in general, and others looking to gain a deeper understanding of agroforestry practices.
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Date: Wed, August 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Anthill Farm
1114 Beech Grove Road
Honesdale [Wayne County], PA 18431
Event Category: PASA Events