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Steve Gabriel

Steve Gabriel is an ecologist, educator, author, and forest farmer who has lived most of his life in the Finger Lakes region of New York. His personal mission is to reconnect people of all ages with the natural world and to provide the tools for good management of forests and other landscapes. He cofounded the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and currently works for cooperative extension in the department of horticulture at Cornell, where he focuses on permaculture and agroforestry research and education. Along with his fiance, Liz, he operates Wellspring Forest Farm ( in Mecklenburg, New York, which produces shiitake mushrooms, duck eggs, pastured lamb, nursery trees, and maple syrup.

Connect with him at:

Well Spring Forest Farm
Finger Lakes Permaculture
Farming the Woods

    Steve's Upcoming Events

    • Steve Gabriel at North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair
      1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher NC 28732
      April 11, 2015, 9:00 am

      Steve Gabriel will lead a workshop on farming the woods at the Mother Earth News Fair in Fletcher, NC. This workshop will run on Saturday, April 11th from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.

    • Steve Gabriel at North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair
      1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher NC 28732
      April 11, 2015, 6:30 pm

      Steve Gabriel will sign copies of "Farming the Woods" at the North Carolina Mother Earth News Fair. Steve's signing will run from 6:30-7:00 PM on Saturday, April 11th and have copies available for purchase. The fair will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center from April 11-12, 2015.

    Steve's Books

    Farming the Woods

    An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

    To many people, forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Farming the Woods invites a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products. Farming the Woods covers in detail how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value non-timber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamental ferns, and more. A must-read for farmers and gardeners interested in incorporating aspects of agroforestry, permaculture, forest gardening, and sustainable woodlot management into the concept of a whole-farm organism.


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