Forage and Forest: Tour a Third-Year Silvopasture

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Forage and Forest: Tour a Third-Year Silvopasture

27 August 2021

Learn how trees can benefit your grazing herd. 

Silvopasture — the thoughtful integration of forages, livestock, and trees on pasture — allows graziers to add shade for their herd, slow winter winds, fix nitrogen in the soil, and increase feed at critical times of the year. It can also protect nearby waterways, increase biodiversity, and create new sources of revenue.

Fiddle Creek Dairy began developing silvopasture systems on their farm in 2019. Working in partnership with an agroforestry consultant and a nonprofit, they’ve planted over 3,000 trees in their pasture to date. In January 2020, we hosted a workshop on the farm to discuss the beginning of this process.

Join us as we revisit Fiddle Creek’s silvopasture, now in its third year. Farmers Tim and Frances Crowhill Sauder will discuss the progress they’ve made, the lessons they’ve learned, and what lies ahead. After their presentation, we’ll tour the pasture then have lunch at the farm (meals are included with registration).

Photo credit: Hannah Yoon/The Guardian


  • Meal: the cost of your meal is included in the registration fee.
  • Capacity: This event is limited to 30 registrants.
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Amanda Cather

Fiddle Creek Dairy

  • Address:
    97 Loop Road
    Quarryville, PA 17566 United States