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Coming up soon! Reserve your spot to learn more about our treasured forest herbs. 🌿 - from our partners at The Yew Mountain Center.The forest awaits. Learn about the botanical treasures of Appalachian Forests. Spaces are limited so please reserve your spot today.
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Coming up soon! Reserve your spot to learn more about our treasured forest herbs. 🌿 - from our partners at The Yew Mountain Center.

Thank you to all who joined us for our first virtual "Walk the Watershed" event yesterday - "Planting for Healing". All who attended were treated to an incredible presentation, slideshow and Q&A session with our panelists, Sarah DePasquale and Andrea Ironwood. PVCA truly appreciates their time and effort putting it together for all our attendees!

The session was presented and recorded via ZOOM Webinar. We will be posting the recording within the next few days and make the link available for all.
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Here is a great opportunity for new forest farmers in VA! - From our friends at Appalachian Sustainable Development - ASD 🌱ASD is offering PLANTING STOCK cost-share to current and aspiring forest farmers in VIRGINIA! Grow forest botanical species and become part of the forest farming movement. Apply today: asdevelop.org/agroforestry #livingbetterlocally ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a great opportunity for new forest farmers in VA! - From our friends at Appalachian Sustainable Development - ASD 🌱

Meet Paul Strauss, forest steward and owner of Equinox Botanicals. Paul describes his history on the land, how he began, and what he still needs to do as a steward. 🌿 ... See MoreSee Less

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Incredibly beautiful and well done video. 🌱Steward-student !🌱

One of the coalition's founding partners!It's such an honor to partner with this amazing organization! Learn more about ginseng and other at-risk native plants from United Plant Savers and 100daysofginseng.com! ... 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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