Tree Fodder Seminar

Community Happenings

“Farmers Can Climb" seminar this week at 3 Streams Farm, 209 Back Belmont Road, Belfast, unless otherwise specified. Fee-based events include:

July 11, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m., Climbing Skills with Rope and Harness; lunch; Adam Lynn, licensed arborist and experienced teacher, demonstrates, then mentors participants, in high pruning, to open woodland canopies for livestock fodder production. $35 suggested contribution includes lunch.

July 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cultural Considerations; Women Climb for Tree Leaf Fodder in Nepal, with Carol Kinsey of SeedTree plus short video by Beeju Poudyal. $10 suggested contribution includes shared creation of supper.

July 12, 1:30 to 4 p.m., at Teltane Farm, Monroe: Use of Chipped Ramial Wood Mulches in Producing Diverse, Optimally Nutritious Food Crops; Biochar from Meal Preparation; Skills from a Rice Hull – Biochar/Worm – Rice Transplanting Cycle; and Feeding Biochar to Livestock; and Optimum Ways to Inoculate and Apply Biochar from Woody Refuse, presented by Mark Fulford, biological farming skills consultant. $20 suggested contribution.

July 13, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tree Fodder and Humans; Increased Medicinal Compounds in Stressed Plants Versus Healthy Plant Foods as Medicine, with Steve Byers, clinical herbalist, and Eliza Greenman. $10 suggested contribution.

July 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Carbon in Soil and Climate Challenges; Can Our Farm Micro-cosms Shift Culture? with Catrina Dimarzo, Paul Kramer and Eliza Greenman. $10 suggested contribution includes shared creation of supper.

July 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Exploration and Collection of Obscure Nut & Fruit Tree Genetics for Animal Fodder, Pig Sustenance through Orchard Cleaning, and Pollarded Leaf Preferences of Hogs, with Eliza Greenman, orchardist, cider specialist, nurserywoman, permaculture designer, forester, now based in Maryland. $20 suggested contribution.

July 14, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at Jackson Regenerational Farm, 881 Lincolnville Road, Belmont, Developing a Savannah-Style Tree Fodder System for Pigs, Poultry, Goat, and Cow, Initial Stages — tour and work party, with Nick Jackson and Sarah Mahan. $15 suggested contribution.

July 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Introducing Unusual Nuts and Fruits into Maine Tree Communities; What Works? with Moe Martin, Hogback Mtn., Montville; Eric Evans, American Chestnut Society, Camden; and Eliza Greenman, MD. $10 suggested contribution includes shared creation of supper.

FMI and to register for any of these events, call 338-3301.