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Silvo-Poultry: An Agroforestry System for Organic Chicken Production at Sheepdrove Organic Farm
Contract period:1 January 2001 to 31 December 2002
Main funder:Juliet and Peter Kindersley
Contact staff at ORC:Dr. Jo Smith
Project aimsIn collaboration with Sheepdrove Organic Farm in Berkshire we designed a novel silvopoultry system which is integrated into the farmís organic rotation. Planted in 2002, five avenues of trees, hedges and shrubs, with 40m between avenues, provide a stimulating environment for broiler chickens as well as a valuable habitat for farmland wildlife and opportunities for community involvement in hedgerow foraging for fruits and nuts.