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Join Appalachian Sustainable Development for TWO exciting evenings of community, forest farming, herbal refreshments, and live Appalachian music by Tyler Hughes. To learn more, check out these events:
May 13 - Grundy, VA: bit.ly/MM-M_Grundy_2019
May 21 - Cedar Bluff, VA: bit.ly/MM-M_Cedar-Bluff_2019Join us for TWO exciting evenings of community, forest farming, herbal refreshments, and live Appalachian music by Tyler Hughes. To learn more, check out our events:
May 13 - Grundy, VA: bit.ly/MM-M_Grundy_2019
May 21 - Cedar Bluff, VA: bit.ly/MM-M_Cedar-Bluff_2019
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Join Appalachian Sustainable Development for TWO exciting evenings of community, forest farming, herbal refreshments, and live Appalachian music by Tyler Hughes. To learn more, check out these events:
May 13 - Grundy, VA: http://bit.ly/MM-M_Grundy_2019
May 21 - Cedar Bluff, VA: http://bit.ly/MM-M_Cedar-Bluff_2019
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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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