Update: Touring the Midwest

First, I personally want to start off this post with a big THANK YOU to all of those who supported us in the indiegogo campaign, and who continue to support us in writing this book. As I’ve been on the road over the last several days I’ve thought often of the gift donors gave to […]

Shiitake: the ABCs of endless culinary delights

Greetings & Happy Summer from Upstate NY. Since our campaign ended in May (thanks again to all the supportive folks!) Ken and I have been busy; writing the book, doing research, attending the North American Agroforestry Conference in Canada and presenting on shiitake mushrooms, planning visits to case study sites, and continuing our agroforestry research […]

Thank You, Chris Dennis

We are sad to report that Cornell Student and Videographer Chris Dennis went missing last week while canoeing on Cayuga Lake while camping with friends. Despite a heartfelt search by friends, family, and community he has not been located. Chris was a critical creative force in helping us produce media for this book and for […]

Into the Woods: Case Studies for the Book

Case studies offer a glimpse into the future potential of forest farming. While the concept may be new to many of us, there are silent farmers and gardeners working all over the US (and beyond), growing non-traditional crops like mushrooms, ginseng, and hickory nuts. We want our book to encourage dialogue and a greater expansion of forest farming.

Forest Farming vs. Forest Gardening: What’s the Difference?

In practice, especially in permaculture design, the lines between forest gardening and forest farming blur together. 

Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel define the two practices as follows: