Beginning Forest Farming: A Weekend Workshop in Western NC

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Do you own wooded land? Are you interested in generating income from your forest from more than timber? Are you interested in native woodland botanicals? Do you enjoy growing plants and mushrooms? Do you like being in your woods? If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, I suggest you consider attending the forest farming workshop that we are offering on September 30-October 1, 2017 at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa (just up the mountain off I-40; very easy to get to).

The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition is a grant funded project led by Virginia Tech University in partnership with NC State University, Pennsylvania State University, United Plant Savers, Rural Action, Appalachian Sustainable Development, and others. We held a series of beginning forest farmer workshops in 2016 in multiple locations, but not in North Carolina. So this year we teamed up with Organic Growers School and Warren Wilson College to bring that workshop to western North Carolina.

For more information, check out the Workshop Information Page.

While you are at it, why not join the Forest Farmer Coalition? It’s free! Coalition website

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Photo of Jeanine Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Jeanine DavisExtension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables (828) 684-3562 jeanine_davis@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
Posted on Aug 24, 2017
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