Pioneering Agroforestry at Dartington
The benefits of trees in agriculture: agro-forestry
Harriet Bell & Mick Bracken
Agro-forestry is the deliberate integration of trees, shrubs, agricultural crops and livestock. These systems simultaneously protect natural resources such as clean water whilst potentially increasing production on a given land area. Trees can enhance productivity and improve animal welfare. They might influence natural pest regulation and pollination services. This workshop will look a two different models of agro-forestry (silvo-arable and silvo-pastoral) systems on the Dartington Estate in productive systems and should interest anyone working in farming or horticulture. The tour will be led by Harriet Bel form Dartington Hall Trust who has been instrumental in developing the agroforestry at Dartington and Mick Bracken from the Woodland Trust that has supported some of this work.
This tour will be a 3-4km walk, walking boots or shoes required.
Thursday June 20, 11.45 – 13.15