30 July 2019
Agricology Field Day: Talking diverse pastures

Diverse pastures: win-win for livestock health, wildlife and your pocket!

14 August 2019
Agricology Field Day: IPM and biological control

. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biological Control - Norfolk

28 June 2019
The Summer Bulletin No.128 is out!

Spring issue now available for free download

18 June 2019
Vikas Agrawal

Sad news of the loss of our Treasurer

21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Trees and Vegetables group, 11th January, Duchy Home Farm, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Trees & Veg 11Jan18

Introductions and an opening presentation were given by the farm manager, David Wilson, who set the scene and gave a background to the wider farm context. Fred Bonestroo (head grower) then led the group on the farm walk around his agroforestry system. An organic vegetable rotation is managed between rows of apple trees. Discussions centred on the layout of the tree rows, tree and understorey management, logistics of growing cops in the rows and benefits of having the additional harvest. The group were able to question Fred Bonestroo and David Wilson who kindly provided background to the rationale, the lessons learnt and future plans.

Sally Westaway, from AFINET UK (ORC), gave an update on AFINET activities in Europe and outcomes from previous UK events. Talks were then given by two vegetable growers who have established agroforestry systems on their farms:

Other links

Tolly's agroforestry from Kevin Waldie on Vimeo.