Philip Rutter is the chief scientist, founder, and CEO of Badgersett Research Farm; founding president of The American Chestnut Foundation; and past president of the Northern Nut Growers Association. He is an evolutionary ecologist, with a Masters and "ABD" (All But Dissertation of PhD) in zoology, with a minor in animal behavior. At one point he escaped from academia, when he discovered it was not his cup of cappuccino. With a parasitologist PhD advisor, he is deeply trained in the evolution of diseases and symbiotic systems.
Phillip Rutter will present a workshop at Permaculture Voices Conference, titled, "Crowd-Sourcing A New Crop: Hybrid Hazelnuts and More," on Saturday March 7th at 11:30 AM. This conference will take place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Registration costs range from $799- $899.
Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts is the first comprehensive guide for farmers interested in how to get started growing hybrid hazelnuts, a crop designed from the very outset to address a host of problems with conventional modern agriculture. Economically speaking, hazelnuts have a large, existing, and unsatisfied world market. Growing Hybrid Hazelnuts is a landmark book for the farming movement, offering a practical road to a hopeful future where crops build soil and the earth is regenerated, at the same time reaping profits for the farmer.