Presentation & Book Signing

with Ken Mudge

and Steve Gabriel

November 19, 2014

6 to 8 p.m.

Tompkins County Public Library

Ithaca NY


Local authors, teachers and researchers Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel love the forest. They met in the MacDaniels Nut Grove in 2009 when Steve took Ken’s Practicum in Forest Farming class at Cornell University. Through the frameworks of forest farming and permaculture they found a way to see the forest for more than just the trees. The two began working, researching, and writing together which resulted in a new book from Chelsea Green Publishing (VT) called Farming the Woods.

Farming the Woods combines Ken’s decades of research and international agroforestry experience with Steve’s permaculture and farming knowledge to offer readers a plethora of concepts and ideas for growing a range of non-timber crops in their woods. Mushrooms, medicinals like ginseng and goldenseal, fruits, nuts, and wood products along with design and management considerations are covered in this book which has been called:

A must-read for anyone interested in agroforestry, forest gardening, or utilizing forests for specialty crops. ” —Martin Grawford, author of Creating a Forest Garden

Join Ken and Steve for an evening to celebrate the book and learn about some of these crops and the farmers around the US growing them.

Books signed by the authors will be available afterwards for $35.

The event is free. RSVPs are not required but can be made through the Facebook event page.