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The Agroforestry Podcast

Aug 13, 2019

 

This episode features Dr. Leo Sharashkin’s seminar from the  Agroforestry Academy, the Center for Agroforestry's annual intensive training program.  Leo collects wild swarms of honeybees and keeps them in “horizontal”, or Layens, hives to harvest forest honey that is free of agrichemicals and other...


Jun 21, 2019

This episode features Dr. Michael Gold, Interim Director of the Center for Agroforestry, and Red Fern Farm’s Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl.  Often planted and maintained for their conservation value, trees on farms can also be an integral part of a farm’s crop production. With diversity comes resilience and complexity:...


May 17, 2019

Native plants are gaining attention in agriculture, landscaping, and wild places, in part due to growing concern about competitive invasive plants, and the importance of preserving diversity for ecosystem health. Many of these native perennial plants can also be ideal in agroforestry systems for their varied and...


Apr 18, 2019

We’ve been sharing voices from the forest farming community this spring, and while there are MANY non-timber forest products that can be responsibly harvested for food, fiber, medicine, and art, American Ginseng, or Panax quinquefolius stands out; it is highly sought-after, for its economic and cultural value. In this...


Mar 13, 2019

In this episode, forest farming experts Jeanine Davis and Eric Burkhart share the fundamentals of forest farming, from site selection to medicinal plant cultivation. You can explore more from the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition, the Virginia Tech Root Report, and the forest farming eXtension