|Related Agroforestry Livelihood (IIRR, 1992, 30 p.)|
|Workshop to revise the agroforestry technology information kit (ATIK)|
|List of participants|
|Administrative Support Staff|
|Current program thrusts in upland development|
|Medicinal uses of upland vegetation (including plant essences)|
|Collection/harvesting medicinal plants|
|Primary processing of medicinal plants|
|Glossary of terms|
|Bio-intensive gardening with agroforestry|
|Succeeding planting seasons|
|Mini-pond for water-limited areas|
|Small water-impounding technologies|
|Structures for diverting surface water for irrigation purposes|
|Structures for storing surface water, for watering and other similar uses|
|Structure for storing surface water, for drinking and domestic consumption purposes|
1. When the trees are about 12 months old, trim the hedgerows. Subsequent trimming is done whenever leaves are needed or the trees begin to shade the garden plots. Flemingia congesta and Desmodium rensonil are excellent hedgerows for gardens since they can be cut low (0.25 meters).
2. Place cut branches (with leaves) over the vegetable beds. Leave them in place for 2 days. This will allow the leaves to wilt and hasten defoliation. Shake branches or use hand to remove remaining leaves. There should be at least 2 inches of leaves covering the entire bed.
3. Incorporate leaves into the soil to a depth of 6 inches. Allow them to decompose for 10-14 days before planting.
Note: In sloping areas, the beds and hedgerows must be aligned along the contour.