Backyard Sugaring the Permaculture Way: an excerpt

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.

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Help promote the promise of farming the woods (video)

Please support our work to document and connect forest farmers in the temperate climates of North America. We are writing a book about the practice, theory, and principles of Forest Farming based on our years of research and successful real-world examples. About Us We are an agroforestry professor & researcher (Ken Mudge) and an extension […]

Pattern Languages Bridge the Gap Between Theory and Practice: an excerpt

Your comments on this summary text are welcome on the form at the bottom of this page. Read full article at author Steve Gabriel’s blog: AgroforestrySolutions.com Since the publishing of A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander in 1977, a handful of enthusiasts have taken an appreciation not only to the content of the book, but […]

Chelsea Green to Publish Forest Farming Book

This upcoming book presents the agroforestry practice of forest farming. Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel capture the basic patterns and practices of this uncommon form of agriculture capturing the imagination of small farmers, permaculture designers, and small woodlot owners.

Presenting an Emerging Dimension of Farming and Gardening…

The book presents an emerging dimension of farming and gardening called forest farming. With its potential for supplemental income generation guided by the processes and relationships found in natural forest ecosystems it has become a popular with permaculture practitioners, woodlot owners and small farmers.