We help forest farmers earn revenue from their land, provide peer-to-peer agricultural training, and show landowners how to secure grants for solar deployments.
Non-Timber Forest Products
This Rural Action social enterprise helps outdoor festivals divert waste from landfills to composting and recycling. They work with event organizers from the planning phase through cleanup! They also provide pre-event consultations, on-site waste management, materials sorting, and grounds cleanup.
With a focus on peer-to-peer education, we bring together key partners in the food value chain to share knowledge on sustainable food system practices.
Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers Coalition
We have partnered with universities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, to expand access to forest farming information and opportunities throughout Central Appalachia.
Planting Stock Sale
Landowners interested in forest farming can purchase high-quality stratified American ginseng seed, goldenseal rootlets, and ramp bulbs from us.
Woodland Owner Toolkit
For many landowners, managing and restoring the land you have bought or inherited is a primary goal. Oftentimes, how to start this process isn’t clear. Our goal is to help put you in touch with the resources you need to appropriately manage your land to increase aesthetics, value, and biological activity for many years to come.
Peer-to-Peer Agriculture Education
We bring together value chain partners and help establish regional educators in order to pass along their knowledge on sustainable food system practices. Our focus is on peer-to-peer education, in which producers identify areas where they require assistance, and we work to help them fill those needs.
REAP Grant Writing
We assist agricultural producers and small rural businesses in preparing grant requests for federal funding to help them reduce energy costs and consumption.