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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca, New York 14850-3555
Silvopasture systems integrate trees, animals and forages in a whole system approach that offers a number of benefits to the farmer and the environment. Author and farmer Steve Gabriel will discuss how to integrate silvopasture principles into your homestead and farm and how we can use silvopasture to make agriculture more sustainable by incorporating climate smart solutions.
Note: Copies of Gabriel's new book, "Silvopasture: A Guide to Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, and Trees in a Temperate Farm Ecosystem" will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
Preregistration is required. Fee: $7-$10/person, self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford.
About the presenter: Steve Gabriel is an ecologist, forest farmer, and educator living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. He passionately pursues work that re-connects people to the forested landscape and supports them to grow their skills in forest stewardship. He is Agroforestry Extension Specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program and co-owns Wellspring Forest Farm & School with his wife Elizabeth, where they produce mushrooms, maple syrup, duck eggs, pastured lamb, and elderberry extract, all from forest-based systems. The school hosts several educational programs each season with the goal of increasing people's understanding of healthy forests and how they can play a critical role in their stewardship.