October 16, 2006

Forest Farming Fair

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It used to be that forests were cleared to make way for productive farmland. Now, no longer–at least not as a matter of course. A Forest Harvest Fair at Mann Library on Oct. 19 will explore the gourmet foods, energy boosters and other surprising fruits of sustainable forest farming. Features a 4 pm talk by horticulture professor Ken Mudge on “Forest Farming as an Agroforestry System for the Northeast,” a special exhibit on “Farming under the Forest Canopy,” displays of mushroom art, and information booths by the Cornell Mushroom Cultivators, Collectors and Connoisseurs, the McDaniels Nut Grove, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene and Schuyler Counties, The Arnot Teaching and Research Forest and others. Also offered in addition to information: flavorful samplings of mushrooms, nuts, syrup, black locust honey, herbal teas and sodas, and other fruits from the forest. Free and open to the public.