Mark Shepard is a Wisconsin-based permaculture designer, agroforester and ecological farming consultant. He and his family have transformed a typical 140-acre row-crop dairy farm into a permaculture-based perennial-agricultural ecosystem using oak savannah, successional brushland and Eastern woodlands as ecological models. In all, they have planted 100,000 trees on this property. The result is one of the first and finest farm-scale models of permaculture in the United States. New Forest Farm features chestnut, hazelnut and fruit trees, a variety of other fruits and vegetables, chickens, ducks, pigs and other animals. He is the author of the books Restoration Agriculture and Water for Any Farm, and the subject of the video Restoration Agriculture in Practice. To learn more about Mark Shepard and his work, go to: www.restorationag.com.
Books: Restoration Agriculture, Water for Any Farm
Events: Mark is a regular speaker at our Eco-Ag Conferences.
Videos: none currently
Podcast episodes: Mark Shepard, Episode 10
Online courses: Mark Shepard teaches an online permaculture course – Practical Permaculture and Agroforestry for Farmers