Workshop Session: Friday III
Learn how agroforestry practices, such as alley cropping, buffers, and forest farming, can build your farm’s income and resiliency through biodiversity, soil carbon storage, water holding and filtration, input reduction, erosion prevention, and wildlife habitat. We’ll cover the most promising perennial crops for the Upper Midwest, including chestnut, hazelnut, pawpaw, elderberry and other shrub fruits. Hear suggestions for design, establishment, management, and marketing, as well as findings from on-farm research trials and testimonials from growers.
Kaitie Adams manages the Savanna Institute’s Research and Demonstration Farm in Illinois and the Midwest Agroforestry Solutions farm, and runs a small heirloom apple operation.
Hannah Hemmelgarn is Education Program Coordinator at the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry. She is host of The Agroforestry Podcast.