This presentation will provide a brief update on Brines Farm’s continuing understanding and integration of restoration agriculture techniques; describe our experiences over the last few years beginning a State of Michigan licensed and inspected tree & shrub nursery; and open up for discussion among attendees regarding their experiences, the need for other local native plant nurseries across the region, and models that might lead to that outcome. Are there cooperative or other models that might work for local genotype seed saving and gathering, seed starting, plant propagation and beyond? Brines Farm expanded to 80 acres of historical farmland in 2012. Previous use of the land had abused the soil and sped water off site. We began trying keyline techniques to keep water on site longer, and we began to plant perennials. With five seasons of thousands of plantings done, we decided it was time to start our own nursery but that was easier said than done.
Restoration Agriculture Tree & Shrub Nursery: Models For Future Success
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