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Agroforestry and Sustainable Timber Management
Agroforestry is the science of integrating perennial crops into animal and annual production systems. This holistic approach to agriculture helps us diversify our yields and increases the overall ecological health of our landscapes. We will discuss the ways that trees interact with the atmosphere and the soil to cycle water, build fertility, and manage microclimate. We will then explore the applications of windbreaks, hedgerows, streamside woodland buffers, woodland grazing, and perennial forage systems to gardens and farms. This class will also tour Aprovecho’s forestry operation and learn the principles and techniques that guide sustainable timber management in Cascadia. We will discuss forest management practices that are both regenerative and provide useful and marketable woodland products. We will also look at forest dynamics of fire, mixed hardwood and conifer forest ecosystems, restoration forestry practices, and managed old growth systems.
August 24th, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Interest-Free Tuition Financing
We are now offering affordable, interest-free tuition financing to our students.
Aprovecho Programs3-Month Advanced Permaculture Course in Food and Water Systems
This 3 month Advanced Permaculture Design Course is designed for farmers, land owners, contractors, and students seeking to deepen their on-the-ground Permaculture skill-set at a level that empowers them to design and install regenerative food and water systems on their land and within their communities. Learn MoreSustainable Shelter Workshop Series
The Sustainable Shelter Workshop Series is a 7 week course designed to empower participants with the ability to design, build or renovate their own home using simple techniques and materials. Learn MoreAppropriate Technology Series
The Appropriate Technology Series is a six-week course designed to empower students with the ability to implement simple, energy-saving technologies in the home, on the farm or in the field.Learn MoreSustainable Livelihood Series
In the Sustainable Livelihood Series you'll learn the entrepreneurial skills to make your transition to sustainable livelihood successful. This program is offered onsite and online on a gift-economy basis. Learn More