Agroforestry presentation Sept 19

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Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to a presentation on agroforestry on Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo University Classroom Building Room 100.

“Agroforestry Solutions for Hilo and Hāmākua Districts” will be presented by Dave Sansone, an agroforestry consultant and owner of Agroforestry Design, LLC.

“Agroforestry is the targeted integration of agriculture and forestry crops and practices which can reduce reliance on fuel, fertilizer, and sprays,” noted Sansone. “Hawai’i’s farmers and gardeners can naturally win the war on weeds, improve soil quality and plant health, and increase yield with agroforestry.”

The slideshow presentation offer strategies and tactics for farmers and gardeners to utilize agroforestry to turn cultivation challenges into opportunities. Free rare and uncommon plant prizes will be given away.

The event is sponsored by the UH Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management and Agroforestry Design, LLC.

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