About the Learning Units
The resource units are comprised of different combinations of web text and images, video clips, power point presentations, text files (PDF), and links to other on-line information sources.
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What's Covered in Each Unit
Unit 1: Introduction to Forest Farming
What is Forest Farming?
What are examples of forest farming in practice?
Unit 2: Site Assessment and Crop Selection
What tools and information are available to help you decide what crops to grow?
What crops are most suitable for your forest land?
Unit 3: Forest Farming Medicinal Crops
What makes ginseng and goldenseal good forest farming crops?
What are sound techniques for cultivating these medicinal herbs?
What are other candidate medicinal crops?
Unit 4: Forest Farming Mushrooms
What makes gourmet mushrooms good forest farming crops?
What are sound techniques for cultivating mushrooms in woodlands?
Unit 5: Forest Farming Maple Sugar
What makes maple sugar production a good forest farming practice?
What are sound techniques for forest farming maple sugar?
Unit 6: Forest Farming Fruits and Nuts
What makes fruits and nuts good forest farming crops?
What are sound techniques for producing fruits and nuts in woodlands?
Unit 7: Marketing Specialty Forest Crops
What characteristics of specialty forest crops require attention in processing and marketing?
What are effective processing and marketing methods for forest farmed products?