Wed, 02 Feb 2011 22:11:15 +0000 en hourly 1 Farming Your Forest Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:27:51 +0000 Editor Saturday, March 19

9am to 4:30pm

The Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association and the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service will present a one-day workshop titled “Farming Your Forest” on Saturday, March 19.  Forest land owners, farmers, wild crafters, and food entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the event at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center.

Topics include:

Download a full schedule.

Featured speakers include Jeanine Davis, Ph.D., a horticulturist with the Special Crops Program of NCSU, Caroline Edwards, Non Timber Forest Products Advisor of NCSU; Michael Cheek and Brian Schneider of the NC Division of Forest Resources, Alyx Perry, Director of Southern Forests Network, as well as Beverly Whitehead, Carol Lawson, and Dustin Raxter of the Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association.

The cost of the workshop is $30, and scholarships are available if you can’t afford the fee.  There will be a limited number of Ginseng seeds and books given away. The giveaway books will be ‘Growing & Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal & Other Woodland Medicinals’ by Persons & Davis.

Please use the “Workshop Sign-Up” link to let us know you plan to attend. The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is located in Graham County, about halfway between Bryson City and Fontana Dam. Click here for map.

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