Media covers Forest Farming as Campaign Counts Down (audio & video)

We promote Forest Farming and Mushroom production and share information so others can achieve success cultivating non-timber forest products. With this in mind, please enjoy the following articles, audio, and video presentations. Our campaign video explains the book and why we need your gift to promote the best practices in sustainable forest farming.

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Farming the Woods author Steve Gabriel on “The Permaculture Podcast”

Conversation with author Steve Gabriel & Scott Mann of the Permaculture Podcast. They discuss the relationship between permaculture and agroforestry and consider many specific forest farming systems.

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:

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.

Salamander Springs Gardens: an excerpt

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…