NEW SEASON starts TUESDAY JULY 1st. Be sure and tune in to RFD-TV at 7p Eastern, 6p CT; 5p MT; and 4p PT. The episode features a silvopasture operation (timber and beef produced from the same land). Learn from George and Pat Owens, early innovators and adopters as they began their silvopasture operation in 1980.
The sun shone, the food was in abundance, and poplar and willow science, technology and practice were in the air as participants gathered for the 13th North American Agroforestry Conference in PEI in June, 2013. The annual business meeting of the Poplar Council of Canada took place in conjunction with the conference.
Working with First Nation community members in a remote fly-in community along the coast of James Bay, intercrops of bush beans and potatoes were planted within an alley of willows as a windbreak and an open non-treed site to compare the food production potential in each site.
Over 100 scientists, land managers, producers and others took in the 13th North American Agroforestry Conference (NAAC), June 19-21, 2013, at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Delegates came from all over Canada and the US, with a special welcome for participants from Europe and Morocco. Some people were quite unfamiliar with Prince Edward Island at first but went home with the letters “PEI” rolling effortlessly off their tongues and with a new- found appreciation of the charm of Charlottetown and the beauty of PEI’s countryside and coastline.
The organizing committee sincerely hopes that all who came to the 13th NAAC had a great time! Below are a couple of articles and pictures of the conference. Although the conference itself had great participation and many interesting oral presentations and posters, most registrants will have fond memories of the Kitchen Party - the excellent music of Cynthia MacLeod (fiddle) and Jon Matthews (guitar), the lobster dinner and a chance to relax with new-found friends after an excellent and informative Field Tour.