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ISBN: 9781603585071
Year Added to Catalog: 2014
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: 4 Color, Photos/Illustrations
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 384
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Web Product ID: 810

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Farming the Woods

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

by Ken Mudge, Steve Gabriel

Foreword by John F. Munsell

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Reviews

  • "In this latest of the publisher’s serious, readable, and eminently useful books on cutting-edge permaculture practices, Cornell University professor Mudge and Fingerlakes forest farmer and horticulturalist Gabriel take a step outside the permaculture trend toward forest gardening—gardening that emulates forest patterns—and focus on farming in the woods by maintaining a healthy forest 'while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products.' Beginning with a nuanced cultural history of forest farming, Mudge and Gabriel share their expertise on an abundance of woodland products: pollination techniques for paw-paws; the comparative economics of shiitakes and ginseng; maple, birch, and walnut sugaring methods; hazelnut breeding; and the safe use of a chain saw, to name but a few. A thoughtfully speculative but practical section on the possible effects of climate change reflects the authors’ humble and hopeful perspective that 'much of the trouble in the world today is due to disconnection from ... larger cycles. Forest farming invites us to change these cycles and to offer a gift for generations to come.’” —Publishers Weekly

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Ken Mudge's Upcoming Events

  • Steve Gabriel and Ken Mudge at Tompkins County Public Library
    Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca NY
    November 19, 2014, 6:00 pm
  • Steve Gabriel at National Young Farmers Conference
    Stone Barns Center , Pocantico Hills NY
    December 3, 2014, 12:00 pm
  • Steve Gabriel at NOFA MA Winter Conference
    NOFA MA Winter Conferenc, Amherst MA
    January 10, 2015, 12:00 pm
  • Steve Gabriel and Ken Mudge at NOFA NY Winter Conference
    NOFA NY Winter Conference, Saratoga Springs NY
    January 23, 2015, 12:00 pm
  • Steve Gabriel at PASA Farming for the Future Conference
    PASA Farming for the Future, State College PA
    February 4, 2015, 12:00 pm

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