Give the gift of Forest Farming for the holidays

bookcalendar,jpgBooks, calendars, and more for the holidays

Order online or visit the authors at the Ithaca holiday market on 12/23.

Want to learn more about mushroom cultivation, forest ecology, and how to incorporate fruits, nuts, medicinals, animals, and more into cool temperate woodlots? Winter is a great time to study up and plan for the coming growing season. The recently released book by Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel, Farming the Woods, makes a great holiday gift  for your favorite woodlot owner, farmer, or budding permaculturist.

While there are many outlets to purchase the book, ordering through means that you support the authors directly for their work. Plus, its the only place to receive a copy signed by both authors!

In addition to the book, we are offering an additional holiday treat; a hand drawn mushroom calendar by local mycologist and illustrator Carl Whiitaker. Carl did a number of wonderful illustrations for the book and these hand drawn watercolors are sure to delight any mushroom or nature lover. His art at once educates and inspires each us to appreciate the little treasures hidden in the woods.


Signed Books are $35.00 plus shipping (12% off the cover price)
Mushroom Calendars are $16 plus shipping (FREE shipping if purchased with a book)


If you are in the Ithaca area, we will be selling books, calendars, and cards along with Steve’s farm products from Wellspring Forest Farm (dried shitake, chaga, inoculated logs, maple syrup) on Tuesday, December 23 at the “Press Bay Christmas Farmers’ Market” located off Green St between Geneva and Cayuga St. The event runs from 4 – 6:30 and host many local farmers selling veggies, meat, and more!

Here are some of the things people are saying about the book:

“Along with sumptuous illustrations and invaluable case studies, their work provides a wealth of information for anyone with wooded land looking for ways to better manage it as well as reap a little extra profit from its rich agricultural potential.”

— Booklist

“Farming the Woods is sure to become a trusted companion for all farmer types. Whether one plans to solely work the forest or to use forested ground as a working farm, Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel have crafted a tome destined to become a classic. The calm, friendly and knowledgeable voices of experience present a well-written book that will be useful for generations.”

— Joan Bailey, Permaculture Magazine

“The organization of information in the book is impressive and thoughtful. Ideas are presented in an orderly and well-structured manner supported by good typesetting and fine graphics…The widespread inclusion of data from research gives the text gravitas, while the clean writing makes it highly accessible. Highly recommended.”

— Peter Bane, Permaculture Activist

“What a joy to read! Nice pictures, great case studies, and well organized. I can tell the authors put their heart and soul into this book. Farming the Woods is the source for temperate climate agroforestry, particularly for Northeast permaculture designers and teachers.”

– Jonathan Bates, Food Forest Farm