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Webinar Alley Cropping: Planting Trees for Economic & Ecological Diversity

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Free

Hear from the three very different sites pioneering this agroforestry practice in the Keystone State.

Alley cropping is an agroforestry technique that incorporates trees between rows of crops to increase both biological and economic diversity. We’re working with local farms that will serve as demonstration sites for the benefits of alley cropping.

During this lunchtime webinar, you’ll hear from each of the three sites involved with this project—including a rural 12-acre vegetable operation, a community-based urban farm, and an environmental nonprofit in the Chesapeake watershed—as they wrap up the design phase, and prepare to implement their alley cropping systems. They’ll discuss unique aspects of their plans, including challenges and how things have changed from their initial vision. This conversation will be guided by Meghan Giroux, of Interlace Commons, who serves as the lead consultant on this alley cropping project.

This project is made possible by a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Pennsylvania Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Photo credit: Tracey Coulter

Speakers

  • Nina Berryman, Weavers Way Coop, Henry Got Crops Farm
  • Anton Shannon, Good Work Farm
  • Margaret Cahalan, CHEARS (Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society)
  • Meghan Giroux, Interlace Commons

Notes:

  • Online registration closes one hour prior to the event.
  • Recordings will be provided to registrants within one to two weeks of the live event.
  • Questions? Contact events@pasafarming.org.

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Date: Wed, December 1, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Cost: Free


Event Category: Pasa Events