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Fundamentals of Alley Cropping

Agroforestry Training for Natural Resource Professionals

This course is one in a six-part series of agroforestry courses for natural resource professionals, developed in collaboration with the Savanna Institute, National Agroforestry Center, Interlace Commons, and Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Course Overview

  • Welcome
  • Essential Questions
  • Learning Outcomes

Introduction to Alley Cropping

  • What is Alley Cropping?
  • History of Alley Cropping
  • Diversity of Practices

Benefits of Alley Cropping

  • Introduction
  • Environmental and Conservation Benefits of Alley Cropping
  • Social benefits of Alley Cropping
  • Economic benefits of Alley Cropping

Working towards Alley Cropping Cost Share

Best practices for Alley Cropping

  • Overview
  • Identifying Goals, Risks, and Suitability
  • Site Assessment
  • Social Justice Considerations

Design Considerations for Alley Cropping

  • Overview
  • Tree Density
  • Tree Row Orientation
  • Spacing Between Tree Rows
  • Planning for Shade
  • Tree Species Selection
  • Establishment and Management