Today’s Sprout, Tomorrow’s Timber: The Future of Coppice Management, July 17

Today’s Sprout, Tomorrow’s Timber—The Future of Coppice Management
Seacoast Permaculture Group
The Waysmeet Center, 15 Mill Road, Durham, NH
Sunday, July 17, 2011
7–9 p.m.

“Coppicing is a means to produce fuel, craft and building materials, livestock fodder, fencing, and much more in a perennial, sustainable way. It is applicable to both large and small scale systems.”

Join Mark Krawczyk of  Keyline Vermont LLC and Burlington Permaculture for an evening overview of the history, present and future of coppice woodland management. Sharing details from a recent six-week, eight-nation research tour of Europe, Mark will describe the coppice systems still employed there today with an eye towards what they might inform the development of coppice systems here in northern North America. Learn about some of the most multi-functional coppice species for the northeast, the most promising products, how to establish a coppice stand and how to make coppice management work productively even in small spaces—all derived from the forthcoming book he’s co-authoring with Dave Jacke,  Coppice Agroforestry—Perennial Silviculture for the 21st Century. Find out about Mark’s recent trip to Europe to study coppice here or here.

Mark Krawczyk juggles a multi-faceted livelihood along the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont.  After discovering permaculture design at the University of Vermont in 1999, he spent four years traveling and apprenticing with leaders in the fields of agroforestry and forest gardening, natural building, coppice forestry and traditional woodworking.  Today, he owns and operates Keyline Vermont LLC, a permaculture and keyline design, consultation and installation business, provides custom keyline subsoil plowing for farmers; teaches workshops on natural building with Seven Generations Natural Builders; makes chairs and other wooden products using traditional tools and techniques (RivenWoodCrafts) and maintains the grassroots community non-profit Burlington Permaculture that he helped co-found in 2006. He’s currently co-authoring the first book on coppice system design for North America with Permaculture educator, designer and Edible Forest Gardens primary author Dave Jacke.

Open to the public. Cost: Sliding scale of $5–20. Co-sponsored by the Northshore Permaculture Group and NOFA-NH.

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