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.
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.
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:
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.
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.