Video: 25 Year Agroforestry Planting with Michael Pilarski

Tour a 2-acre, 25-year old medicinal agroforestry system planted by Michael Pilarski.  It has been gradually abandoned over the least 5 years and has grown into a dense forest with overstory, understory, snags, large woody debris and a large carbon sequestration. The video talks about the restoration of this system and what we can learn from understory development. See earlier videos of this site here:

Sunny Pine Farm part 1

Sunny Pine Farm part 2


MICHAEL “SKEETER” PILARSKI is a life-long student of plants and earth repair. His farming career started in 2nd grade and his organic farming career began in 1972 at age 25. Michael founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978 and took his first permaculture design course in 1982. Since 1988 he has taught 36 permaculture design courses in the US and abroad. His specialties include earth repair, agriculture, seed collecting, nursery sales, tree planting, fruit picking, permaculture, agroforestry, forestry, ethnobotany, medicinal herb growing, hoeing and wildcrafting. He has hands-on experience with over 1000 species of plants. He is a prolific gathering organizer and likes group singing.