The Forest Farmers Handbook (Free Download)

The Forest Farmers Handbook

The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in forest farming. And if not, perhaps you should be—forest farming can provide economic opportunities to the forest landowner or land steward while also providing significant environmental …

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Farmers Head Into the Woods by Jane Tanner

Here’s a great article by Jane Turner discussing agroforestry growing as a way to diversify farms. She includes many examples of farmers who have begun incorporating and benefiting from its practice — taking pressure off wild populations at the same time. Download PDF Here Originally published in Growing for Market, Vol. 29 / Issue 9.

Black Cohosh Cultivation & Growing Guide.

black cohosh

Originally published in The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action (available here). Overview Black cohosh is a perennial species that is commonly found growing along forest edges and in deeply shaded forest interiors throughout eastern North America. Black cohosh plants can …

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Bloodroot Cultivation & Growing Guide.

bloodroot

Originally published in The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action (available here). Overview Bloodroot is one of the most iconic and well-known spring wildflowers found in the deciduous forests of eastern North America. As an ephemeral species, bloodroot is one of …

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Goldenseal Cultivation & Growing Guide.

goldenseal

Originally published in The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action (available here). Overview Goldenseal is considered to be one of the most at-risk medicinal plants in the United States and is estimated to be at a high risk of extinction throughout its …

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Ramps Cultivation & Growing Guide

Allium tricoccum Allium burdickii (Amaryllidaceae)

Originally published in The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action (available here). Overview There are two species of ramps (Allium tricoccum and Allium burdickii) commonly found in the forests of eastern North America. These species are similar in physical appearance and …

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American Ginseng Cultivation & Growing Guide.

ginseng

Originally published in The Forest Farmers Handbook: A Beginners Guide to Growing and Marketing At-Risk Forest Herbs by United Plant Savers & Rural Action (available here). Overview American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is a long-lived perennial herb that is native to the deciduous forests of eastern North America. Due to its high value, which can range …

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HerbalGram Publishes Article Highlighting the FGV program

HerbalGram Investing in Forests & Communities

HerbalGram just published the article “Investing in Forest Communities” (linked below) highlighting the FGV program. This article details the importance of forest farming botanicals as a path forward for the future of Appalachian native plants in the herbal market place. DOWNLOAD PDF Investing in Forests & Communities: A Pathway to a Sustainable Supply of Forest …

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