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    • Diverse Forest Cropping For Job Creation and Ecological Recovery Presented by Zev Friedman, Living Systems Design Feb. 27, 2012
    • Market Volume For Food
      • * In mountain counties, 2/3-3/4 of land is forested, not cleared.
      • According to ASAP:
      • * About $2.5 billion spent on food in WNC each year
      • * About 2% total food bought ($65 million) is bought under the Appalachian grown brand
      • According to Advantage West:
      • * WNC agriculture jobs went from 70,000  12,000 from 1970  2012, let’s recover those jobs (1/3 recovery would be full employment).
    • Productivity of Ecosystem Types (Dave Jacke, 2011)
      • * Annual agricultural land: 2,925 million calories/year
      • * Mature temperate forest: 5,850 million calories/year
      • * Mid-succession forest : 7,500 million calories/year
    • Existing Price Comparisons
      • Conventional corn: less than $500-800 profit/acre/year at 160 bushels yield /acre
      • Ginseng: $4,456 profit/ acre/year
      • Ramps: $875 profit/acre/3 years
      • Elderberry syrup: $384/ gallon
      • Chestnuts:$5-10/ pound
      • Heritage turkey: $5/pound
      • Dried mulberry: $7-30/pound
      • Dry Reishi: $30-50/pound
      • Oyster mushrooms: $12-18/pound
      • Amaranth greens: $1.50-3/pound (Latin markets)
      • Yerba matte (Yaupon holly?): $6-15/pound
    • A Woodland Entrepreneur Recognizes Many Yields
      • Foods and medicines from animals, plants and fungi
      • Essential building and craft materials
      • Electrical generation
      • Charcoal and firewood
      • Animal fodder and mineral rich mulch for annuals
      • Habitat restoration for pest predators
      • Carbon sequestration
      • Recreation
      • Green burial
    • Forest “Guild” Examples
      • 1) Streamside Reforestation Cropping
      • 2) Dying hemlock forest cropping and habitat restoration
      • 3) Coppice-with-standards forest
    • Streamside Reforestation Cropping- Elderberry, Sochan, Mulberry, Alder, Stropharia mushrooms
    • Dying Hemlock Forest Cropping and Habitat Restoration
    • Coppice with standards- Chestnut, white oak, butternut, hazelnut, black locust, tulip poplar
    • Oyster Mushrooms Pleurotus spp.
    • Coppice
    • Coppice recently harvested, leaving standards
    • Where Renewable Energy, Sustainable Forestry and Organic Agriculture Come Together- A Pyrolytic Multiple Yield Electrical Plant
    • Sources
      • 1) Edible Forest Gardens, , both volumes, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmier
      • 2) Tending the Wild, by M. Kat Anderson
      • 3) Agroforestry News, Martin Crawford, UK
      • 4) The Woodland Way and The Woodland Year by Ben Law
      • 5) 1491 by Charles C. Mann
      • 6) Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals by Jeanine Davis and W. Scott Persons
      • 7) “Agroforestry Notes”, USDA
      • 8) J.R. Russel Smith- “Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture”
      • 9) Bill Mollison- “Introduction to Permaculture”
      • 10) The Woodland YearThe Woodland Year by Ben Law