Tree Fodder Seminar 2019: Trees in the food chain for Climate Remediation
Tree Fodder Seminar 2020 will be the week that includes July 10th.
Tree Fodder Seminar 2021 will be in the Adirondaks, NY state.
Search Shana Hanson YouTube for video clips.
Mon. July 8 - Fri. July 12, 2019, with a
prelude potluck/talk/discussion Mon. July 1. and
day-tripping tour Sunday, July 7.
$0-$25 single events; $50-$65/2days; $120 full week (inc. food and simple lodging).
$35-50 Mon. only; $45 Tues. only; $25-35 Wed. or Thurs; $10 Fri.
Partial or full barter offers considered
and often accepted.
Call (207)338-3301 to register, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 1, Belfast Free Library: Free Prelude to Tree Fodder Seminar 2019:
Green Foliage Can Change Climate. 5:30 PM Potluck, 6:30-8 PM Talk/Discussion.
Sy Schotz has been studying with Didi Pershouse; he and Shana Hanson will offer a review of science on climate, and beneficial land practices, then facilitate discussion.
Monday, 6:30-8 PM, Belfast: Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture in Summertown, Tennessee zooms with us about Pollarding and Coppicing Trees over Ground Crops for Hogs and Sheep. *Possible to attend via your internet device.
Tuesday, July 9, 12- 1 PM (during lunch), Belfast: Tree Insect Update possibly with Mike Parisio, ME Forest Service entomologist. Tuesday, July 9, 7- 8:30 PM, Belfast: Moon/Tides/Plants Walk with Jenn Brown of Willow Moon Enterprises; Bio-dynamic, Western, and tree-related traditional and scientific info on effects of solar, astral and planetary moon phases.
Wednesday, July 10, 9-12 AM, Belfast: Ivan Fernandez of UME School of Forest Resources and Climate Change Institute on Woodland Soils and Forest Health in Changing Conditions, a tutorial under the “air meadow.” Ivan studies the biogeochemical response of forests and forested watersheds to management, air pollution, temperature change and moisture stress.
Wednesday, July 10, 12-1 PM (during lunch), Belfast: Free: Traditional Knowledge and Science on How Trees Drive Rain Cycles and Relation to Global Warming: literature review, and discussion related to the landscape around us and our endeavors to have a positive local (global) effect.
Wednesday, 1- 4 PM, Belfast: Geoff Nosach and Lizzy Hayes of Mercer Mushroom Museum on
Mushroom Cultivation of 3 Species Best Suited to Silvopasture, Agroforestry, and Leaf-based Livestock Farming.
Wednesday, 6:30- 8 PM, Belfast, Free: Collaborations with Biomass, Logging, Arborist and Roadside Clearing Operations for ensiling chipped leafy branches or stripped leaves: brainstorming/ communication session to reach out to opportunities local to our farms, and to design mechanical alternatives for efficient stripping of leaves.
Thursday , 1:30- 5 Pm:
Searsmont: Faithful Venture Farm Tour; Shana Hanson is assessing woodland edges of Glendon Mehuren’s Holstein pastures, to trial industrialized leaf fodder harvest for bulk silage back-up feed. Choices there (group decides): Tie and Stack Traditional sheaves; More Ways to Climb; Pollarding 101.
Thursday, 7-7:45 PM, Belfast: Agro-Forest Ecosystem Studies in Brazil, "zooming" with Juan Alvez, UVM Research Associate in grazing management, agroecology, ecological economics, and more.
*Possible to attend via your internet device.
12:30-2:30 PM, Carpool from S. Montville to Camden: Bag lunch picnic near Chestnuts at Shirttail Beach (swim!).
2:30- 5 PM, Carpool from Camden to Lincolnville, then Belmont: Tree fodder ideas at Belfast Blueberry Cooperative on Levenseller Mt., then visit and consider farming of Shana’s Belmont Red Oaks. Back to Belfast: Potluck supper.
This MOFGA day kicks off
**a full week of Tree-Related events** hosted by 3 Streams Farm of Belfast, ME.
2018 Tree Fodder Seminar:
“Trees feed Livestock feed Soil; Farmer Ecology & Skills for a Changing Planet,”
Tree Fodder Seminar 2018 based at 3 Streams Farm, Belfast, ME
Sat. July 8 – Sun. July 14 (with partial attendance options).
Schedule remains flexible, with improvements still occurring daily.
Sun., July 8: Our Farms and Studies: Meet, greet, dip in ponds. Make soup, share info., explore literature.
12 noon – 2pm: Soup served.
12:30 – 2pm: New (or “knew”) bits of Knowledge; Discuss anything we’ve gleaned useful to tree foddering.
2 – 5pm: Walk and discuss Climate Challenges and Active Hope, while touring Pollarded Trees, and
Woodland Duff Production under the ‘air meadow’.
5 – 6:30pm: Cook and eat Supper. (Additional farm products welcome.)
6:30 – 8:30pm: Bring and share Picture Presentations of our Farms
(small Windows laptop with USB port and cable internet available.)
9:15 – 10:15pm: Star-Gazing Goat Walk with Hanlon Kelley. Discussion of Ernst Zurcher’s and possibly Viviana Ferrario’s information on Effects of Moon Phases on Tree Sprouting Responses.
Mon., July 9: MOFGA Tree Fodder Day:
6 am: Breakfast laid out, self-serve.
7 am: Shana’s carpool (inc. 2 goats) to MOFGA (25 miles from 3 Streams Farm) leaves.
8 - 9am at MOFGA: Snacks, Tree Teas, and Resource Sharing Table.
9 – 4pm: at MOFGA: Animals eat what? Enlivening Soil thru Tree-based Livestock Farming. See http://www.mofga.org/MOFGA-Events/Tree-Fodder-Day for details. Reg. included for full-week attendees.
Lunch soup provided; potluck offerings invited; bag lunch also okay.
5 – 6:30pm at 3 Streams Farm: Swim. Cook and eat Supper.
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Try each other’s Tools; Piece up Dry Brush for Sat. biochar burn.
Tues., July 10: Climbing and Storage (plus Invasive Pests):
4:30 – 7am: Prune, Walk with goats.
7 – 8am: Breakfast.
8 – 12:30 Adam Lynn, Eric Dayan and Edgar Evenkeel mentor us to Climb Safely with Rope and Harness.
Shana guides us to Prune for ‘Air Meadow’ Development, and to Prepare Branches for Fast On-site Storage.
12:30 – 1:30: Pond dip, Lunch.
1 -2pm: Hildy Ellis on Invasive Forest Pests (overlaps lunch).
2 – 5pm: Eric, Adam, and Edgar mentor us to Move Trees with Rope and Throw Line, plus more Climbing.
Shana guides us to Prune, and to Ensile Stripped Leaves or Twig-leaves.
4pm: MOFGA Daytrippers invited to come see what we are doing.
5 – 6:30pm: Cook and eat Supper.
6:30 – 8 pm: Michael Walder (skyped) on: Economics, Ergonomics, and Animal Logistics of Feeding Leaves.
Wed., July 11: Mushrooms and Soil:
5 – 7am: Fetch Drifted Seaweed from the bay, downtown. Swim!
7 – 8am: Breakfast.
8 – 11am: Bring new logs to old Shitake and Pearl Oyster mushrooms, and introduce many ways.
11 – 12 noon: Use feet and edge tools on aged brush for use digesting rock powders under fodder trees.
12 – 1pm: Lunch.
1 – 5pm: Jameson Waines and Mark Fulford possibly join us to pursue Tasks and Strategies to foster Soil and Fungal Life, and Feed Trees. Mark possibly lectures on How to Learn to create Plant Resilience thru Soil Biology.
5 – 6:30pm: Cook and eat Supper with Many Mushrooms and Some Seaweed.
6:30 – 9pm: Hike-in Movie (on computer outdoors while watching goats): “The Shepherdess”?
Thurs., July 12: Open Grown Trees and Field Trips:
5 – 7am: Complete twig-leaf stack and silage barrel.
7 – 8am: Breakfast.
8 – 12 noon: Edgar Evenkeel helps us Use a Lanyard to Position in Open Grown Branchy Trees (and prune them). Eliza Greenman and Shana Hanson show Safety Tricks for Free Climbing.
12 – 1pm: Lunch.
1pm: Carpool to Waldoview Farm in Winterport.
1:30 – 3:30pm: (Winterport) Tom Hodgeman shows us Apple-Rose-etc. Browse Management with Katadin sheep and Devon Cattle.
3:45 – 5:45pm: (Monroe) Vincent Versillo discusses (with cheese demo
and a peek in the Cheese Cave)likely effects of Tree Leaf Fodder in Cheeses, and Seth Yentes shows us the Adams Biochar Retort they have built, both at North Branch Farm.
6:15 – 7:45: Cook and eat Supper (overlaps presentation).
7 – 9pm: Eliza Greenman and Shana Hanson report on Colloque Trognes 2018 in Sare, France.
Fri., July 13: Nut and Fruit Fodder:
4:30 – 7am: Goat walk, swim.
7 – 8am: Breakfast.
8 – 10am: Hog walk and fence move; visit old fodder apple trees.
10 - 12: Rotational Fodder-Forest Pig Utopia; Cultivars for Timely Harvests. Eliza Greenman
12 noon: Pack lunch and car pool to:
12:30 – 1pm: (Martin Rd., Montville) Picnic on Moe Martin’s hillside.
1 – 3:30pm: (still at Moe’s) Tour Nuts, Sample Rare Fruits, and Prune a Kiwi Jungle and Black Locust Grove.
3:30 – 4:30, at Moe’s, or 4 - 5pm, at 3 Streams: Eric Evans and Jack Kertez report on Nut Crops We’ve Planted.
5 – 6:30pm: Cook and eat Supper with Leached Acorn Meal and Jackson Regenerational Farm Pork.
6:30 – 9pm: Tree, Leaf and Livestock Songs with Sarah and Bill Smith, and Anna Dembska, outdoors with goats.
Sat., July 14: Biochar and Tree Tars:
5 – 7am: Set up a tight Slow-burn Charring Mound, based on picture in Rotherham (2013).
7 – 8am: Breakfast.
8 – 12 noon: Set up and light brush around a can each for Pine and Birch Tar Producton. If cool and seems wise, light and monitor Charring Mound. Possibly pack and light small Biochar Retort with Lee Lauffer.
12 – 1pm: Lunch Picnic, next to burns.
1 – 2pm: Last Circle with short stories, insights, feedback, requests, creative performances. Dowse Burns.
2 – 4pm: Time for Request Completion – finish loose ends, look up last resources, or repeat something fun.
$35 $35 and $55 are suggested tuitions respectively for one and two day options.
Participant consensus for changes; input was welcome.
Saturday evening and Sunday morning, land, settle and visit.
Monday: 7:00 am prepare breakfast.
5:00 pm prepare supper.
Saturday 7:00 am prepare breakfast.
4:00 pm adjourn.
Tree Fodder Seminar 2017 will be: Farmers Can Climb; Arboreal Pruning Skills for Livestock Feed
Security, Sunday, July 9 thru Saturday, July 15. Partial attendance options available. Call Shana at
207) 338-3301 FMI and to register.