The following is an example of the case studies we want to document for our book. Ken visited several forest farming sites during his 2012 sabbatical. It inspired us to visit and research more for the upcoming book, but we need your help to do so…
The process of collecting and boiling sap has hardly changed since Native Americans began harvesting hundreds of years ago; innovations have mainly come in how sap is moved from tree to fire and how quickly the boil is conducted. But the main process is both simple and timeless.
Chapter 6 When collecting or acquiring plant material the first place to consider are the characteristics of the plant you want to preserve and if propagation is best done by seed saving or a variety of methods to clone a plant. This of course, depends on the species, the qualities you want, and the time, […]
Chapter 4 At the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY, there is a woodlot called the MacDaniels Nut Grove where students and the public come to learn about forest farming. In the fall of 2006, a memorable culinary occasion was held there called the forest feast in conjunction with a course called Practicum in Forest Farming. […]
Chapter 2 Alongside the rapid and expansive growth of industrial agriculture were a small group of academics and agronomists who proposed strong arguments for the role tree crops could play in a more sustainable food system. Unfortunately, attention was really only paid to high-value commodity tropical crops such as coffee and cocoa, and little paid […]