The Agroforestry of Patagonia

From a satellite image, the Alto Valle is a curving line of dark green in an expanse of brown: it stretches from the Patagonian Andes, east to the South Atlantic. This grid of apple orchards and poplar trees is a century old: it has survived the dynamic cycles of Argentine politics, and shows unique resilience in the face of both climate change and globalization.

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Biointensive Orcharding at The Farm Between

The Farm Between grows organic fruit on trees and shrubs. Today we’re calling it biointensive fruit, because that sounds really good and we think it's fitting. John and Nancy Hayden use the term agroecological. The pollinators have it made at their farm, and the fruit is off the chain. Currently, they produce apples, pears, black currants, plums, beach plums, raspberries, gooseberries, and more. They mulch everything with loads of organic matter, and their business is profitable on all levels.

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