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Integrating Trees, Pasture, and Livestock With Silvopasture
We offer scholarships of 50% off for beginning farmers (those growing 10 or less years) who are active NOFA/Mass members. To apply please click here. Description: Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that intentionally integrates the management of trees, forages, and grazing livestock to mimic a natural savannah ecosystem. This complex ecological system allows you and your farm to reap multiple benefits. Livestock benefit from reduced heat and cold stress and by having access to a greater diversity of grasses and fodder. The trees benefit from ample sunlight and available nutrients that are cycled through livestock. You, the farmer, benefit from the resilience of having multiple income streams and a beautiful landscape abounding with wildlife. This workshop brings together a livestock farmer who has implemented silvopasture on over 10 acres of his woodlot, a permaculture designer, and a forester. Together, they will take you through how to design a silvopasture system, what it takes to get started and how to manage it over time. Youll also get to take a walk through a young silvopasture system at Gray Dogs Farm. About the Instructors: Ross Hackerson, owner of Gray Dogs Farm in Huntington, is raising pigs, beef cattle, lambs, goats, and broilers on his farm, which he distributes through a meat CSA. He has been working for several years to develop silvopasture from his woodlot. Jonathan Bates has been learning, thinking and teaching ecologically for two decades. Hes co-designed and regenerated dozens of landscapes where he lives, in the Connecticut River Valley, and beyond. He helped start and is a board member of the Apios Institute, is a farmer with Nuestras Raices, Inc., and contributing author of the award winning book "Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City". Jonathan loves sharing his passion for life with friends and family, and working with folks to better the world we live in. You can learn more about him, and his regenerative business, including individual and group coaching at FoodForestFarm.com. Jeff Jordain is a consulting forester from Becket, MA who has worked with a number of landowners in recent years to evaluate and implement silvopasture projects. To Join Nofa/Mass goto www.nofamass.org/membership

When: Nov 13, 2016 11am to Nov 13, 2016 4pm in Huntington, MA
Cost: 60 - 85 USD

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3 Harlow Clark Road
Huntington, MA 01050

413-667-4646
Ritech Systems is located in Huntington, Massachusetts and provides professional, affordable computer repair and services including web design, for businesses and home users running all versions of Windows, Linux, Netware, and DOS.
About Huntington, MA
The Town of Huntington Massachusetts was founded in 1885 and is located in Hampshire County and named after Charles Huntington.

Recreational activities include swimming and fishing as well as hiking and picnicking within its borders. During the spring whitewater races are held in the town, come visit and enjoy the fun!