[permaculture] Agroecological restoration: Synergy of science and community in the local and global marketplace.

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Thu Sep 14 20:16:29 EDT 2006

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Subject: [SANET-MG] Endorsement of a Symposium
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 23:44:24 +0000
From: Ann-Marie Fortuna <ann-marie.fortuna at MAINE.EDU>

Dear Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group,

Is there an organization or group that would be interested and able to
sponsor a Agroecology Restoration Symposium being submitted to a joint
meeting of the Ecological Society of America and the Society for
Ecological Restoration taking place in San Jose, CA USA in August 2007.
Below is the summary of the session. Please respond to me directly @
Ann-Marie.Fortuna at maine.edu. A sponsor is not required but does helps.
I can send interested individuals the full proposal.

Thanks Ann-Marie

Agroecological restoration: Synergy of science and community in the
local and global marketplace.

This symposium will address the restoration of marginal land through
the implementation of natural farming systems that enhance biodiversity
particularly of native species and integrate habitat remnants. Emphasis
will be placed on the economic benefits of increasing biodiversity in
natural farming systems and these system's potential to restore the
social fabric of local communities. Examples of restoration agriculture
in North America, Latin American and Africa will be presented. The
natural systems to be discussed will include: pastures and hayfields in
which native plant species have been reintroduced, farming systems that
enhance wetland habitat and the restoration of degraded plantation
lands through the implementation of agroforestry management. The
symposium will be divided into North American and international
systems. North American and international farming systems will be
integrated through several talks on fair trade illustrating that local
communities can contribute to the international market place without
harm to the local ecosystem, economy and social network.

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