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We often talk about growing medicinal herbs for the root value, but what about selling the entire plant at a nursery? This is a good way to get others interested in forest farming and make a profit at the same time. ... See MoreSee Less

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Conscious consumer habits are so important - especially when it comes to purchasing a forest botanical that takes years to mature. Check out this video by the Sustainable Herbs Program on forest medicinals, industry standards, and an evolving consumer stance on the tracking, sustainability, and ethics surrounding plants like ginseng and goldenseal. ... See MoreSee Less

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A holistic approach toward forest farming ginseng results in a wild-looking root that commands a higher market price. 🌿 ... See MoreSee Less

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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.


 

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