Plant and Soil Projects


Agro-Forestry is the process of combining agriculture and tree growing, to produce both agricultural products and tree products on a commercial basis. This project allows members to take on responsibility for designing their unit. There are 3 main units:

  • I. Introducing Agro-Forestry
    • What is agro-forestry?
    • A basic introduction to the project.
  • II. Developing an Agro-Forestry skills tool kit
    • Demonstrate and practice the basic tool kit skills such as:Mapping, soil testing, plant hardiness assessment...etc.
  • III. Managing Agro-Forestry Opportunities 
    • Use the agro-forestry tool kit to select and manage an



Field Crops

Members have the opportunity to practice good farming techniques by growing and harvesting a grain or field crop. Members will grow one acre of grain or seed as an introduction to the project.



Gardening “Big & Small”

A member will learn basic principles of gardening from seeds, soil, fertilizer, sun/shade for plants, as well as chemicals and weeds. Members have a variety of gardening choices from a vegetable garden, community garden, container gardening, worm composting or a butterfly garden. These projects are suitable for most urban as well as rural homes.



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