The Agricultural Stewardship Association will be presenting a free program about "Agroforestry Strategies for Riverlands and Beyond".
Wenesday, May 7th, 2014, 6:30 to 8 pm
Proudfit Community Room, Bancroft Public Library
181 South Main Street, Salem, NY.
This presentation will be about a new approach to using trees and shrubs as part of riparian plantings to help protect vulnerable river lands in the Northeast. Such Agriculturally Productive Buffers (APBs) combine crop production, conservation, and flood resilience into a single management strategy. This could mean better protection for river banks, less erosion for landowners, and better habitat for fish and other wildlife, while still preserving agricultural productivity.
The speaker will be Connor Stedman. Connor is an ecological designer based in western New England. He consults on agroforestry and multifunctional working landscapes around the Northeast as a member of AppleSeed Permaculture, a Hudson Valley based ecological design firm.
This free program is presented by the Agricultural Stewardship Association and the Washington County Soil, Water, and Conservation District, with support from the Battenkill Conservancy and the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance.