Ken Mudge has been involved in agroforestry research, teaching and extension for over 20 years. Steve Gabriel is an ecologist, educator, forest farmer and co-founder the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute.
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 […]
Maple Sugaring is the first agricultural act of spring in the Northeast. It signals the awakening of the plant kingdom, with copious amounts of sap flowing up from the roots of the Sugar Maple, awakening dormant buds and pushing forth flowers and eventually leaves that will be the solar array of the trees and forests […]