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Agroforestry - An Introduction #661568
02/08/11 08:36 PM
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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!

Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Deborah - Biology] #662800
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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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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!

Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Deborah - Biology] #665670
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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.

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Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Brown Davis] #665691
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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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Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Linda19] #666008
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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

Re: Agroforestry - An Introduction [Re: Brown Davis] #666011
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Brown Davis - Great information! Thanks so much for posting.

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