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#661568 - 02/08/11 12:36 PM Agroforestry - An Introduction
Deborah - Biology Offline
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A new article has been posted - Agroforestry - An Introduction

Agroforestry is a way to combine agriculture and forestry to provide greater benefits to all. Read the article and then come back here to discuss it!

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#662800 - 02/13/11 05:38 PM Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Deborah - Biology]
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This is very interesting. I am extremely interested in permaculture - in creating berms and swales to channel water runoff, for example.

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#662815 - 02/13/11 07:48 PM Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Jilly]
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Yes, there's just so much involved in the field of agroforestry that I'm sure I'll be adding more articles on this subject. I've got your interests jotted down!

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#665670 - 02/24/11 11:56 PM Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Deborah - Biology]
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Agroforestry is an intentional growing of woody plants with row crops, forages and/or livestock. Practiced in various forms since ancient times in China, the Mediterranean and pre-colonial America, agroforestry is now gaining interest in North America because of associated economic and environmental benefits.


Edited by BellaOnline (03/27/11 06:49 PM)

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#665691 - 02/25/11 03:53 AM Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Brown Davis]
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Interesting article, makes me wish I had a farm rather than a back garden where I grow my 'crops'. The trouble I had last year were rats! They ate my corn and my spinach and my windfall apples!

I don't have room for any live stock, but my sister uses chickens in her garden to keep down the slugs.

Not quite on the same level as Agroforestry!
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#666008 - 02/26/11 03:24 PM Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Linda19]
Deborah - Biology Offline
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Linda, I think that if everyone who farms or gardens on any level would practice "micro" agroforestry (I just made that up!) there would be a definite benefit to the local area environments! Little things add up after a while.

Hmmm... rats!? Wow. I have no idea how one goes about dealing with rats in the garden. They're such hardy, innovative, sneaky things! I wonder if there are certain herbs that rats don't like that could be planted between the rows of your corn and spinach?

Food (!) for thought! smile

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#666011 - 02/26/11 03:27 PM Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Brown Davis]
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Brown Davis - Great information! Thanks so much for posting.


Edited by Deborah - Biology (02/26/11 03:28 PM)

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