Working Trees Info Sheet — What is forest farming?
Working Trees Info Sheet highlights the benefits and issues that Forest Farming can address or provide. It's the latest NAC product with more to come in the future.
Forest Farming — An Agroforestry Practice
This presentation provides an overview of Forest Farming, one of the
five recognized agroforestry
practices in the U.S. (22 slides)
- Power Point (6.4 MB)
Forest farming is the cultivation of high-value specialty crops under the protection of a forest canopy that has been modified to provide the correct shade level. Crops like ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, and decorative ferns are sold for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental uses. Forest farming provides income while high-quality trees are being grown for wood products.
- Working Trees Info Sheets
- Working Trees
- Inside Agroforestry
- Summer / Fall 2003: SARE
- Winter 2003: 2002 Farm Bill
- Summer 2000: Specialty Forest Products
- Spring 2000: Status Of Our Nation's Water
- Fall 1998 / Winter 1999: Small Farms
- Winter 1996: Enterprise Development
- Winter / Spring 1996: Partnership Special Education
- Spring 1995: Agroforestry Is National
- Fall 1994: Alternative Crops
- Agroforestry Notes
- Additional Brochures
- Opportunities for Enhancing Nontimber Forest Products Management in the United States
- Managing Shade Coffee Fact Sheet
- National Association Of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) Report: RC&D Survey Of Agroforestry Practices
- Agroforestry In The United States: Research And Technology Transfer Needs For The Next Millennium
Forest Farming - Ask an Expert
The eXtension forest farming community shares information about growing and selling high-value non-timber forest products. Members are from across the country and have experience farming and studying edible, medicinal, decorative, and craft-based products in woodlands. The community provides woodland owners and managers with information about startup, best practices, and markets, and policies.
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