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!