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Steve Gabriel

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 currently splits his time between work for the Cornell Small Farms Program, and developing the farm he runs with wife Elizabeth, Wellspring Forest Farm, which produces shiitake mushrooms, duck eggs, pastured lamb, nursery trees, and maple syrup.

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June 10th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Steve Gabriel at Omega Center for Sustainable Learning

Location: Omega Center for Sustainable Learning, Rhinebeck, NY | Authors: Steve Gabriel

In the forest, fungi play a critical role in supporting a healthy ecosystem. Their ability to rapidly adapt to their surroundings and digest a range of materials, coupled with the potent compounds they create, mean they can be employed for a remarkable range of uses, including delectable foods, powerful medicines, and even agents to clean up a toxins in the environment. In this hands-on experiential program, Steve Gabriel, coauthor of Farming the Woods, guides us on an exploration of fungal ecology and they ways we can partner with them to solve many of the worlds most pressing problems. During the weekend, participants will identify wild mushrooms and learn tree ID and forest ecology, inoculate logs, straw, and grain, make medicine, build a stormwater biofilter, create a styrofoam substitute, and, of course, cook and eat mushrooms. Overall, the class seeks to engage participants with the fungal world and through an understanding of it see the positive potential in continued learning and engagement.

Category: Farm & Garden | Permaculture | Transition, Homesteading & Community Resilience
Format: Workshop 
Book: Farming the Woods - An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests 

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