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Silvopasture Video Series

In collaboration with Wellspring Forest Farm and Inhabit Films, we recently wrapped up a 2-year project funded through the National Agroforestry Center. Silvopasture Practices for Land, Animal, and Farm Resilience began with an inventory of self-identified silvopasture practitioners in the Northeast United States. A total of 145 respondents across 9 states (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, NY, RI, NJ, PA) reported stewarding ~27,000 acres in total, with ~5,300 of those acres in silvopasture management. From these respondents a range of examples were selected for a 9-part silvopasture video series, with accompanying case study sheets, to offer a snapshot of the practice in context.

The video series and case study sheets will be available through the US Forest Service website in 2024. Until then, videos are being released biweekly through the Farming with Trees collective, a decentralized network encouraging collaborative projects in Agroforestry that are grounded in the wisdom and knowledge of people, communities and ecosystems. The full silvopasture video series will also be available on the Farming with Trees YouTube channel.

Hens find shade, shelter, and forage between fruit hedges at Sunny Crest Pastures in Ronks, PA.
Meadowfed Lamb grazes their sheep between cider apple rows at Preservation Orchard in Hadley, MA.
Geese foraging in the orchard at Redbyrd Cider in Trumansburg, NY.


This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, National Agroforestry Center (NAC), under the authority of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. All photos by Costa Boutsikaris, Inhabit Films. 2023.

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