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Forest Site Assessment & Planning from Seed to Harvest
August 11 @ 4:30 PM - August 13 @ 3:00 PM
Forest Site Assessment and Planning from Seed to Harvest: An ASD and ABFFC Multi-day Forest Farming Intensive
This intermediate-to-advanced level training is designed for growers who understand the basics of forest farming and are ready to get to work and take their operations to the next level. The multi-day workshop will give growers of forest botanicals like ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh and more an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience with the technical aspects of individualized planning, growing, and planting. Attendees will hone their plant identification skills, learn propagation methods in a hands-on environment, and prepare voucher specimens. They will gain important background knowledge on federal regulations and learn how to estimate plant populations in the field. During the training, attendees will work together with our experts to develop sample forest farming plans using lands owned by UVA-Wise. This will give plenty of practice and take-home knowledge for attendees to make workable and lasting plans for their own sites. Experts including Jeanine Davis and Eric Burkhart will be guiding participants through a series of activities meant to deepen the grower’s skillset, allowing them to further their own forest farming operations back home.
Register online at www.regonline.com/asd2017.
There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. To request a scholarship, please write a brief description of who you are, why you are requesting a scholarship and what you hope to learn at the training session. Send your description to Emily Lachniet at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 4, 2017. Ms. Lachniet will reply within 2-3 days.
If you are traveling to the workshop from out of town, please make sure to book your lodging for the weekend. We have rooms blocked at the following hotels:
The Inn at Wise
110 E. Main Street
Wise, VA 24293
*Mention ”Appalachian Sustainable Development” to get the discounted rate of $91/night
Best Western at Wise
124 Woodland Drive SW
Wise, VA 24293
*Mention ”nature group” to get the discounted rate of $74.99/night