Twenty promising crops to “farm” in the forestWritten by Admin
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Learn about turning your woodlot into a farm through a Mountain BizWorks workshop on Forest-Farming Practices from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Sylva.
Novice and experienced farmers will be introduced to crops that can be grown on forest farms and potentially sold in retail markets. Students will be given an overview of permaculture, an understanding of the advantages of poly-cropping and how these crops are related to timber production and forest health, examples of successful forest agriculture systems from around the world, and an introduction to 20 of the most promising perennial, forest-farmed crops for commercial production in our region.
The workshop will be held at the Jackson County Community Services Center in the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service’s meeting room. Zev Friedman, permaculture designer, teacher and writer, will lead the course.