Introduction to Forest Farming: Almost Everything you Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Date: January 26-28, 2023 at Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY
Presenters: Robin Suggs, Appalachian Sustainable Development, and Andrea Miller, Rural Action
Where: Kentucky State University - Frankfort, KY
Imagine growing a profitable crop underneath a forest canopy! This workshop offers an introductory overview of forest farming in the Appalachian region. Join Andrea and Robin to learn about commonly-produced Appalachian forest botanicals, how to choose and prepare the best site for success, an overview of growing market trends and possibilities for these crops, and a glimpse into the Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub in Duffield, VA. Expect interactive discussion regarding markets, sourcing of planting stock, and cultural requirements. Hands-on demonstration is likely, based on weather; please dress accordingly. The Agroforestry sessions are part of the OAK Conference 2023: Rooted in Resilience: Growing Healthy Soils and Opportunities for Kentucky Organics!
Registration is open now, and scholarships are available for the January 27 and 28 registration costs. Please visit the OAK Annual Conference website (https://www.oak-ky.org/annual-conference) for all the details, including the agenda, speakers, and registration information. Register before December 15 for the best prices!
Announcing Kentucky Voices 2022 on Tuesday, December 13, 7PM: This annual event is back to highlight Kentucky's creative talent, and to benefit the Kentucky Conservation Committee (KCC) and its mission. This year’s event will be virtual via Zoom,...we knew that many of you had been participating in the many, many great charity events to support Eastern KY flood relief...so we made some changes to our event for 2022 for a modest virtual event, and we will return to an in-person Voices event in 2023.
This year’s event will be virtual via Zoom featuring two great authors and one special surprise.
Note that donations to KCC are not tax-deductible due to our effective legislative work.
Full Ky Voices Details and Tickets HERE