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Whether you’re new to agroforestry or you’re a seasoned professional expanding your knowledge base, the Center for Agroforestry's podcast series is a source for learning and inspiration. We'll explore topics ranging from forest farming medicinal plants and mushrooms, to soil and water conservation with hedgerows and buffers, and everything in between. Subscribe to this podcast on your preferred podcast app, and stay tuned as we share the multitude of ways farmers and landowners, researchers and educators are working to reintegrate diverse woody perennial plants into multifunctional landscapes.

Whether you’re new to agroforestry or you’re a seasoned professional expanding your knowledge base, the Center for Agroforestry's podcast series is a source for learning and inspiration. We'll explore topics ranging from forest farming medicinal plants and mushrooms, to soil and water conservation with hedgerows and buffers, and everything in between. Subscribe to this podcast on your preferred podcast app, and stay tuned as we share the multitude of ways farmers and landowners, researchers and educators are working to reintegrate diverse woody perennial plants into multifunctional landscapes.
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Whether you’re new to agroforestry or you’re a seasoned professional expanding your knowledge base, the Center for Agroforestry's podcast series is a source for learning and inspiration. We'll explore topics ranging from forest farming medicinal plants and mushrooms, to soil and water conservation with hedgerows and buffers, and everything in between. Subscribe to this podcast on your preferred podcast app, and stay tuned as we share the multitude of ways farmers and landowners, researchers and educators are working to reintegrate diverse woody perennial plants into multifunctional landscapes.

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English


Episodes

Forest Honey from Horizontal Hives

8/13/2019
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This episode features Dr. Leo Sharashkin’s seminar from the Agroforestry Academy, the Center for Agroforestry's annual intensive training program. Leo collects wild swarms of honeybees and keeps them in “horizontal”, or Layens, hives to harvest forest honey that is free of agrichemicals and other contaminants. This special episode offers a deep dive into the world of keeping small bee livestock as part of a forest farming operation.

Duration:00:43:21

Tree-based Polycultures

6/21/2019
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This episode features Dr. Michael Gold, Interim Director of the Center for Agroforestry, and Red Fern Farm’s Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl. Often planted and maintained for their conservation value, trees on farms can also be an integral part of a farm’s crop production. With diversity comes resilience and complexity: hear both academic research and on-the-ground farmer perspectives about the why, what, how, and when of perennial tree crops.

Duration:00:39:38

Native Plants for Perennial Farms

5/17/2019
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Native plants are gaining attention in agriculture, landscaping, and wild places, in part due to growing concern about competitive invasive plants, and the importance of preserving diversity for ecosystem health. Many of these native perennial plants can also be ideal in agroforestry systems for their varied and valuable products. During the the Center for Agroforestry’s intensive training Academy, Nadia Navarrete-Tindall, native plant expert and consultant, and Terry Durham, champion...

Duration:00:31:44

Growing American Ginseng

4/17/2019
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We’ve been sharing voices from the forest farming community this spring, and while there are MANY non-timber forest products that can be responsibly harvested for food, fiber, medicine, and art, American Ginseng, or Panax quinquefolius stands out; it is highly sought-after, for its economic and cultural value. In this episode, voices from the field share about the complexities of growing ginseng for conservation and for profit. Check the Center for Agroforestry’s social media sites to...

Duration:00:25:43

Forest Farming 101

3/13/2019
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In this episode, forest farming experts Jeanine Davis and Eric Burkhart share the fundamentals of forest farming, from site selection to medicinal plant cultivation. You can explore more from the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition, the Virginia Tech Root Report, and the forest farming eXtension resources.

Duration:00:35:47

Insights from Agroforestry Change-Makers

1/28/2019
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What IS agroforestry, and why does it matter? Agroforestry professionals share their perspectives about how agroforestry can help us come together for ecological, social, and economic resilience. On this episode, we hear from: Dr. Mike Gold, Interim Director of the Center for Agroforestry; Keefe Keeley, Co-Executive Director of the Savanna Institute; Dr. Sarah Taylor Lovell who leads the Multifunctional Landscape project and is the Center for Agroforestry's incoming Director; Dr. John...

Duration:00:29:43