Temperate Agroforestry Websites

J. Fiske jfiske at lightlink.com
Wed Dec 31 09:19:21 EST 1997

Hey, what gives? I thought Zorzin was the only consultant in Mass.? <VBG>

Karl Davies <kdavies at igc.apc.org> wrote in article
<APC&1'0'80ab2605'1d7 at igc.apc.org>...
> 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
> agroforestry.
> Association for Temperate Agroforestry (AFTA):
> www.missouri.edu/~afta_home.html 
> 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 International: 
> www.nor.com.au/environment/perma/index.html
> 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
> Northampton, MA  

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