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If you're interested in promoting your forest's health, tackle those invasive species before they go to seed. In this video, we look at cutting Ailanthus altissima, or tree of heaven, to turn into charcoal. ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you ever wanted to make your own charcoal? Check out our videos on charcoal production to know more about the process. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes, those are ramps in the first photo! That is what a forest looks like after decades of protection and stewardship. ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you ever considered making a tincture with your forest grown herbs? ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you ever considered growing lion's mane? ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

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26jun - 299:00 amjun 29- 12:30 pmThe North American Agroforestry ConferenceAgroforestry for a Vibrant Future

12jul - 14All DayThe Future of Ginseng and Forest Botanicals SymposiumConservation, Cultivation, Commerce

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Membership Benefits


Training and Support

Hands-on workshops on all aspects of operations: choosing and preparing a site, management planning, organic production and certification, forest grown verification, best handling and processing practices, value added production techniques, forest farming business planning and record keeping. Unique opportunities to see value-added facilities and productive forest farms.


Valuable Resources

This Coalition clearinghouse website houses a wide array of online and video resources for forest farmers on diverse topics from industry basics to cultivation to value added production and beyond. The coalition will also help link members to free and reduced rate seed distribution programs and house an equipment share forum to assist growers in accessing tools for harvest and processing. Bi-annual Appalachian Forest Farmer Chronicle.


Connecting Growers

Forest farmer and industry stakeholder meetings will offer opportunities for growers to connect with buyers, organic certifiers, representatives from verification and other labeling programs.


Technical Assistance

Forest farmer to forest farmer mentorship program. Access to university extension and other agency personnel for FAQs and assistance with site and habitat management planning.


Spotlight on Value Added Essential Oil Production


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