Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Farming Your Forest Workshop


Farming Your Forest
Saturday March 19, 2011 9am—4:30pm
A Workshop for Forest Landowners, Wild Harvesters and Food-Based Business Startups

Presented at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center 121 Schoolhouse Road, Stecoah (Robbinsville), NC 28771

TOPICS:
  • FOOD AND HERBS FROM THE FOREST: Wild Harvest Regulations, Ramps Propagation and Sustainable Harvest
  • DRIED FOOD FOR HOME AND SALE: Manufacturing Overview for Food-Based Business
  • DOES YOUR FOREST TALK MONEY?: A Forestry Management and Smart Investment Lecture Series
Registration fee: $30 (includes lunch). Scholarships are available.  For more Information/Registration: 828-479-9005 or http://www.smnpa.org/ smnpa.info@gmail.com.


North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will give away limited quantities of FREE Ginseng Seeds and Books: "Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal & Other Woodland Medicinals" by Persons and Davis.

Funding for this event provided by an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the USDA Forest Service’s Southern Research Station as part of the Western North Carolina Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project. Working in cooperation with the Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association,  the NC Forest Service, Land of Sky Regional Council, NC State University, and the Southern Forests Network.

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