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ABINGDON, Va. — In an effort to increase farming opportunities in regional forests, Appalachian Sustainable Development will expand its efforts as a partner in the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Program. With a $650,000, 3 year funding commitment from the USDA, a consortium of universities, governmental and non-profit organizations will collaborate to expand the cultivation and conservation of medicinal non-timber forest products and equip Appalachian forest farmers to supply verified and organic forest grown raw material to nutraceutical and herbal product industries. The project extends from Georgia to Pennsylvania.
A total of $18 million dollars have been earmarked under the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) initiative, titled the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. This program provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring and technical assistance initiatives for farmers who have been practicing for 10 years or less, http://nifa.usda.gov.....nt-program.
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21 Feb ’17
I haven't been on the computer much at all in a LOOOOOONG time. I've been doing so much that it is too much to tell!
Last year was mostly about me and my horse. I rode a lot, rode in a Buck Brannaman clinic and overcame a lot of obstacles. I also traveled a lot. I want to Colorado several times, and Assateaque Island and a few other places.
I have been working a lot more with herbs, increasing my knowledge, harvesting quite a lot and making tinctures and herbal mixtures.
The high tunnel is finally going up this summer!!! I graded the area and as soon as I get the ok that the grade is correct, We will build it! Im having a big vegetable garden. I had set my vegetable gardening aside the last few years for a lot of reasons and This past winter I was so disappointed with the quality and price of produce that I decided to grow my own again.
I'm going to take my Herbal work to the next level and begin marketing some of my products. I'm starting with Comfrey ointment. The labels have to come first though and I just don't enjoy being on the computer.
I will be giving a presentation at the West Virginia herb festival on the Wise Woman tradition of healing, simples and food as medicine.
I hope everyone here is well!!!!
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