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This is a story of a grassroots movement at the Agrocomplex Mambu Neba in Bafut, Cameroon, aimed at providing clean water for community members. This technology has been installed in other places since, creating a domino effect of clean drinking water and better health for many. ... See MoreSee Less

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Maple syrup production for the hobbyist! ... See MoreSee Less

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Continuing on with the process of maple syrup production, we showcase the filtering and finishing of maple syrup in this video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=S77te5xuja0 ... See MoreSee Less

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Squirrels chewing on tubes? A drop in sap collection? What happens when problems arise in the sugar bush? The industry goes high-tech with a remote monitoring system. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.

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