Support Research on Temperate Forest Farming

Steve Gabriel steve at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Sun Mar 10 11:48:58 EDT 2013


HELP US DOCUMENT FOREST FARMS FOR OUR BOOK!
www.FarmingTheWoods.com


We (Ken Mudge & Steve Gabriel) are excited about Forest Farming. So 
excited, in fact, that we are writing a book about it through Chelsea 
Green Publishing with an expected release of Spring 2014.

Forest Farming is an agroforestry practice of growing non-timber crops 
under the canopy of an existing forest. The practice is both old and 
new, as historically many traditional cultures around the world have 
gained their sustenance through forest-based ecosystems.


Forest farming offers woodlot owners the opportunity to grow a wide 
variety of unique and high-value fruits, nuts, mushrooms, medicinal 
plants, and more. The income generation potential is very high for some 
crops (shiitake mushrooms and ginseng, for example), while others are 
more useful on a home scale.



We want to visit and document many real world examples of Forest Farming 
in the Eastern and Midwestern US. We will interview forest farmers, 
document their sites, and write up case studies. Much of this 
information will be presented in the book, but also available as a free 
online map and database resource at FarmingtheWoods.com.

These free tools will foster connection and collaboration among all who 
are learning to farm the woods. 

Your generous contribution helps us 
with travel and research of case studies. The face-to-face interviews 
and onsite examination of forest farmers and their land will provide 
crucial information and learned wisdom for the book and our website.

Your gift also pays for the development of the free online database, 
map, and listserv. The book will be for sale, but the online resources 
will be a free, available to anyone interested in farming the woods. 



SEE OUR VIDEO ON THE PROJECT HERE: 
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-document-forest-farms-for-our-book/x/428031?website_name=forestfarmingbook

Thanks for your consideration,
Steve Gabriel & Ken Mudge



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I am working on a book! www.FarmingTheWoods.com

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