Educational Programs and Consultation

One of our primary goals is to make education about agroforestry in Appalachia accessible. We aim to provide high quality, hands-on, experimental learning opportunities for students, rural residents, and participants of our various workshops.
This year we are offering a series of free educational workshops in western North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Contact us if you have questions about our sliding-scale donation-based consultation services and classes for low-income citizens, non-profit programs & educational institutions. We can help you source plant materials, gain the horticultural skills you need to take care of your plants, and incorporate them into agroforestry systems.

Some of our 2013 Educational Opportunities Include:

“Gaea Theory, Folk Mythology & Evolution”
Florida Earth Skills Gathering
Gainesville, FL (Finca Mycol, 23589 NW 19th Terr, Brooker, FL)
Thursday, January 31 – Sunday, February 3, 2013!/events/310214309046845/

“Creating a Living Appalachian Agroforestry Tradition with Chestnuts, Hazels, Walnuts & Northern Pecans”
“Natural Dyes & Natural Mordants” (Half Day Workshop)
Organic Grower’s School
UNCA, Asheville, NC
March 9 & 10, 2013

Some of 2012’s Educational Opportunities Included:

“Plant Propagation and Grafting”
Florida Earth Skills Gathering
Gainesville, FL
February, 3-5th

“Understanding Appalachian Ecology & Agroforestry”
Mountain Justice Alternative Spring Break
Appalachia, VA
Monday, March 5th

“Botany Basics of Southern Appalachia for Future Forest Gardeners”
University of North Carolina Asheville
Asheville, NC
Saturday, April 14th

“21st Century Appalachian Homesteading”
Woodlands Homesteading Conference
The Mountain Institute, Spruce Knob, WV
June 2nd & 3rd

“Creating a Living Agroforestry Tradition”
“Perennial Plant Propagation”
“Appalachian Agroforestry & Nut Trees”
“Intro to Natural Dyes”
“Make your own Mordant Kit”
Firefly Gathering
Hendersonville, NC
June 21-24th

“Introduction to Agroforestry and Forest Gardening”
Whippoorwill Festival
Berea, KY
July 12-15th

“Chestnuts in Your Forest Garden”
Northern Nut Growers Association Conference
Lexington, KY
July 22-25th

“Natural Dyes and Dying”
Lindsey Warf and plant walk by Marc Williams
Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism (ASHH)
Asheville, NC
September 13th

“Creating a Living Agroforestry Tradition & Chestnut Agroforestry Intensive”
Floyd, VA
September 15th

“Creating a Living Appalachian Agroforestry Tradition
With Nut Trees”
“Intro to Natural Dyes”
True Nature Country Fair
Highland Lake Cove, Flat Rock, NC
September 29th

Fall 2012 Agroforestry Workshop Series in Madison County, NC: T.B.A.