Agroforestry and Forestry Course in the Fingerlakes

Fingerlakes PermacultureAgroforestry & Forestry Short Course 11/11 – 11/15, 2015

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute ( and Wellspring Forest Farm ( are offering a Forestry and Agroforestry Short Course from Sept 11 – 15.

Begin each day learning basic concepts in ecology and management and spend each afternoon traveling to many local sites with some of the most remarkable trees and forest ecosystems in the Finger Lakes Region of New York.

As we visit local old growth and heritage forests and farms we will practice tree ID, stand assessment, marking, and felling techniques. We will also visit Angus Glen Farm where Brett Chedzoy manages cows, sheep, and goats who graze amidst the trees (silvopasture) and inoculate and harvest woodland mushrooms at Wellspring Forest Farm.

The experience is designed for woodland owners, famers, extension professionals, permaculture practitioners and homesteaders who seek a better understanding of the intricacies of management in northeastern woodlands. Come build your skills in forest mapping, stand assessment, tree selection, and low-impact tree removal.

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