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Forest Herb Network

people standing in a forest receiving instruction
Black cohosh is divided and transplanted onto the wooded hillsides at the Catawba Sustainability Center.

The Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center’s Forest Herb Network was established in 2021 to help prospective and new growers in the Roanoke and New River valleys and beyond to cultivate, process, and sell woodland medicinal herbs.

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Previous Workshops


The Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition is a partner of this project and we highly recommend their forest farming resources. Become a member free to access all their resources. 

Check out the Winter 2022 Resouce Webinar Series we partnered with them on called Forest Farming In Focus: A Deeper Dive with webinar recordings and .pdfs with compiled resources. 

We also recommend the following books:

Funding for this project is sponsored by Roanoke County, through the Agriculture and Forestry Industry Development (AFID) Fund, and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition.

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