Workshop on apple agroforestry systems14 December 2011
Venue: Wakelyns Agroforestry, Metfield, Suffolk.
Time: 10.30 - 17.00
The workshop will bring together arable and horticultural producers with members of HONE (Herefordshire Orchards Network of Excellence) to explore the potential of an agroforestry approach for integrating fruit, vegetable and cereal production for multiple benefits. A farm tour and lunch will be followed by speakers including Stephen Briggs who, with his partner Lynn, established 4500 apple trees into their fenland arable farm in 2009, and Martin Wolfe, who owns and manages Wakelyns Agroforestry where trees, arable and vegetable production share the same land. Emily Durrant from HONE will lead a workshop to identify the issues and challenges in using an agroforestry approach.
10.30 Registration; arrive at Wakelyns for tea and coffee.
11.00 Farm Walk with Martin Wolfe
13.00 Lunch at Wakelyns
13.45 Presentations by Martin Wolfe, Jo Smith and Stephen Briggs
14.30 Workshop with Emily Durrant, Martin Wolfe, Jo Smith and Stephen Briggs
17.00 Close of workshop
There has been a lot of interest in this event and it is now fully booked. If you would be interested in attending a similar event in the future, please contact Jo Smith and we will keep you informed.
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