New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.

"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be seen until the next generation. Working with both Mike and Ken have instilled in me the notion that collecting, storing, and sharing the wisdom of one generation of forest stewards is essential to keeping healthy forests around for the long haul. This cultural preservation is as important, if not more important, than learning tree ID or and farming and forestry skills."

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A 5-day Forestry & Agroforestry short course, hosted by the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (July 24 - 28), will feature finger lakes forest elder Mike Demunn along with co-author of Farming the Woods, Steve Gabriel.

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