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Keyline Planning and Silvopasture at Porch View Farm

August 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Join Keith Ohlinger of Porch View Farm and Michael Heller of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Clagett Farm for a webinar on “The Keyline System and Grazing.”

Keyline design is a landscaping technique that maximizes the beneficial use of the water resources of a tract of land. The “keyline” denominates a specific topographic feature related to the natural flow of water on the tract. Keyline planning uses a system of principles and techniques for developing rural and urban landscapes to optimize use of their water resources. The webinar will include videos of the specific farming techniques that Keith will be discussing.

This event will include a discussion of how Keith uses Keyline Planning to enhance the farm’s silvopasture system and rotational grazing practices. Porch View Farm takes a holistic approach to production: trees, animals, and forages are integrated as a whole system, rather than separate pieces.
As Keith describes it, “I wanted to create a ‘Garden of Eden’ bursting with life – a place that was profitable as a business, supplied us with healthy food and supported all of the natural ecology.”

Zoom link will be sent to all who register 24-48 hrs prior to event.

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Date: Thu, August 6, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cost: free

Event Category: Community Calendar