There are volumes of information about harvesting timber from your woods, but not nearly so much about the other opportunities that your land holds. From the things you might collect - pine cones and vines and morels, to the things you might grow - other mushrooms and ginseng or floral products, there are many possibilities, all dependent upon your interest, investment, and time.
Last year, the IFA helped sponsor a Southern Illinois University seminar "Goods from Your Woods" that covered both timber and non-timber uses for your woodlands, that was well attended and well received. This time, the IFA brings the topic of non-timber forest products to your personal computer screen with this online seminar, or "webinar".
Join us. The webinar is provided for free; it will only cost you one hour of your time and might give you some ideas for your woodland.
Richard Straight leads the Technology Transfer Team at the USDA National Agroforestry Center. This Center studies and promotes the combination of forestry and farming practices to make our woodlands more productive. It is a joint partnership between the Forest Service and the USDA NRCS. Four of their publications including "Profitable Farms and Woodlands" can be downloaded from our website on THIS PAGE
Richard has presented this topic numerous times throughout the country, and will cover edible and culinary products, crafts and craft materials, floral decorations, and medicinal and dietary supplements including ginseng. He will discuss the requirements for growing, processing, and marketing these products.
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 8th, at 11 am.
Duration: approximately one hour
Cost: free of charge
To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7913480201437513984
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