Temperate Agroforestry Websites
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>...
> 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 International:
> 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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