Southwest Agroforestry Action Network

About Us

MISSION

 The Southwest Agroforestry Action Network (SWAAN) mission: Helping people integrate trees, crops, and animals to regenerate Southwest landscapes. SWAAN’s scope of interest is forest-agricultural activities on tribal, state, federal, county, municipal and private lands in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah.  

Who attends our events

  • Agricultural producers, Tribes, ranchers, community gardeners and orchardists, permaculturalists, water harvesters, and others who produce food for themselves.
  •  Representatives of government agencies, cooperative extension, universities, and nonprofit organizations who support sustainable solutions for agriculture, forestry, and communities through their programs.  
  •  People interested in community food forests and forest-agricultural activities including alley cropping, forest farming, riparian forest buffers, silvopasture, windbreaks, and shelterbelts.  



Annual Conference 2020 Postponed

Tucson, Arizona: Southwest Agroforestry Challenges and Best Practice Solutions  

 

AGENDA OVERVIEW

 Keynote Speakers and Presentations

  • Morning Keynote – Kathleen Merrigan, Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Arizona State University
  • Afternoon Keynote – Brad Lancaster, Author, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond
  • The USDA National Agroforestry Center and SWAAN
  • Technical and financial assistance for agroforestry activities
  • Challenges and best-practice solutions for agroforestry in the southwest
  • Urban applications, including water harvesting and food forests

Field Trips

  • Agroforestry sites in Sonoita and Wilcox
  • Dunbar Spring neighborhood tree planting project, Tucson
  • Mission Garden, a modern re-creation of 4000 years of agriculture, Tucson

SWAAN’s annual business meeting


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resources and links

Agroforestry in Action

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

National Agroforestry Center

National Agroforestry Center

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

National Agroforestry Center

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

LEAF project

Natural Resources Conservation Service

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Information from the 1st Conference

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Agroforestry Podcast

Agroforestry Podcast

Agroforestry Podcast