Creating a Demonstration Agroforestry Field

Final Report for FNE99-289

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $4,100.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Dori Green
Oak Grove Community Farm
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Project Information

Summary:

Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE99-289.

Findings: One person cannot adequately serve four acres with only manual tools. Even if someone is pretty good with plants, this does not guarantee that they will succeed with trees.

Accomplishments: Kept some of the trees alive. Discovered previously unknown personal limitations (opportunities for educational growth– before I spend any more money on trees I will hire a tree specialist or become one).

Unexpected results: Surprised and dismayed by the lack of support and assistance from Cooperative Extension and NOFA-NY. Tree supplier was located in Maine; I still think they should have known better than to deliver trees while snow was still two feet deep.

Cooperators

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  • Pauline Burnes

Research

Participation Summary
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