University of Vermont

Vermont Pasture Network

Calendar Event

Farming the Woods- Silvopasture (3 Day Event)

Jun 6, 2018
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sterling College, 16 Sterling DriveCraftsbury Common, VT 05827

COST: $525

Any practice combining forest management and crop production is considered agroforestry, but only a few possible ventureshave the knowledge, technology, and markets that support profitability on a wide range of landscapes. This course will offer you skills to sustainably care for your woodlot and focus on log-grown mushrooms, tree saps and syrups, and silvopasture (grazing animals in the forest) as three of the best options for both the homestead and farm scale. Almost any forestedland is suitable for one or more of these practices. This course is highly engaging and hands-on, with lots of practical information and the toolsto get started at home.
Day 1 - Accessing Tree Health and Tree Removal
Day 2 - Tapping Trees (maple, birch, walnut & more) and Mushroom Inoculation (shitake, oyster, lions mane & more)
Day 3 – Silvopasture

CONTACT: Send questions to The School of the New American Farmstead at newamericanfarmstead@sterlingcollege.edu or visit the website to register: https://sterlingcollege.edu/course/farming-woods-profitable-agroforestry...