From 2012 to 2018 we conducted two research projects on farm thanks to support from NESARE Farmer Grants.
We explored using ducks as slug control methods for our mushroom and sheep enterprises and produced two guidebooks to summarize what we learned about raising ducks and the results of our research.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward numbers FNE 16-842 and FNE 12-745.
Black Locust: A Tree with Many Uses
FEB 2018 DOWNLOAD PDF
Wild Leeks Welcome us to Spring, But Need Careful Harvesting
MARCH 2017 DOWNLOAD PDF
Tapping Maple for Sap: Just a few trees can provide a delicious,
nutritious spring tonic for drinking
FEB 2017 DOWNLOAD PDF
Storing Sunlight for Winter: The incredible ability of mushrooms
to accumulate Vitamin D
SEPT 2015 DOWNLOAD PDF
The Mystery and Science Behind Medicinal Mushrooms
AUG 2016 DOWNLOAD PDF
40% of New York is in Drought: What do the Trees have to say?
JULY 2016 DOWNLOAD PDF
Getting Stared in Wild Foraging Mushrooms
JUNE 2016 DOWNLOAD PDF
De-slugging the Woods: Maple-mushroom-duck polyculture proving
to be ecological, economical, and enjoyable for the farmers.
NOV 2015 DOWNLOAD PDF
Grant Report & Key Considerations for Raising Ducks
DECEMBER 2014 DOWNLOAD PDF
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Steve explains how to grow shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia (wine cap) mushrooms outdoors profitably.
Recorded at the NOFA Vermont 34th annual winter conference on February 15, 2016 at the University of Vermont in Burlington.
Farming the Woods
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"Farming the Woods is sure to become a trusted companion for all farmer types. Whether one plans to solely work the forest or to use forested ground as a working farm, Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel have crafted a tome destined to become a classic. The calm, friendly and knowledgeable voices of experience present a well-written book that will be useful for generations.”
-- Joan Bailey, Permaculture Magazine
"In this foundational book, Steve Gabriel masterfully blends years of hard work, listening, and studying to present the complex subject in simple yet meaningful ways."
—Vail Dixon, Simple Soil Solutions
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