Temperate Agroforestry Websites
kdavies at igc.apc.org
Tue Dec 30 20:07:23 EST 1997
TEMPERATE AGROFORESTRY WEBSITES
Here's some info for those who stop by mistakenly looking for
agroforestry discussion in bionet.agroforestry <G>. The
following are website addresses and descriptions for several
organizations involved with different aspects of temperate
Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA):
This group has been around for about 15 years. It publishes a
quarterly newsletter and organizes conferences every three years.
It's mostly oriented towards academic researchers and Forest
Service/Extension people, but there are some `practitioners.`
Membership dues are $25.
Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA): www.icserv.com/nnga
Some may question whether nut growing is agroforestry or
horticulture. I suppose it depends on how you do it. This group
has been around for nearly 90 years. Almost as old and venerable
as the SAF! <G> The group publishes a quarterly newsletter and an
annual report of papers presented at the annual meeting. The
NNGA is, I believe, unique among such groups in its inclusion of
academic researchers and `practitioners.` They/we all get along
and learn a lot from each other. J Russel Smith, author of Tree
Crops: A Permanent Agriculture was an early member of the NNGA.
Membership dues are $20.
Permaculture is the term coined by Bill Mollison of Australia 25
years ago to describe his vision of a `permanent agriculture`
based mainly on perennial plants/trees. Permaculture is
something of a `movement` embracing many aspects of alternative
culture. The group sponsors regional workshops and training for
people who want to become Permaculture consultants. They also
publish a quarterly journal and sell many books on Permaculture
and related subjects.
This list is not exhaustive. If you know of other groups/sites,
please post them. Happy surfing and Good Growing!
Karl Davies, Consulting Forester/Agroforester
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