SARAH FOQUE - Artist/Landscape Architect
AGROFORESTRY IN DE BOSSEN DE MERODE
This project made use of new agricultural methods in order to create a more sustainable environment. Through the process of researching I discovered agroforestry, a method that combines agriculture with forestry. By bringing agriculture and forestry together a system is created in which the farmer has a short term crop e.g. wheat and a long term crop e.g. wood. This method has many advantages: less pollution of groundwater, green connections, spread of income for the farmer, a more varied landscape and protection against erosion. The tree lines of agroforestry were used as design tool to shape the landscape.
© Sarah Foque 2013