Webinar #7

The Roots of Appalachia: Sourcing Native Appalachian Medicinal Forest Plants through Forest Farmers

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Friday, April 7th 1:30-2:30pm E.S.T

Eric Burkhart is a Faculty Instructor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department at PSU and Plant Science Program Director at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center. He will speak with us about how the adoption of forest-based medicinal plant cultivation could provide a mechanism for forest landowners in the eastern United States to generate income, conserve forestlands, while simultaneously addressing native medicinal plant conservation and identity/quality concerns. However, status quo market conditions favor wild exploitation making it difficult for any profitable transition to forest cultivated or stewarded sources. Quality and identity concerns, market pricing, and sustainability will be discussed along with current efforts to provide consumers with sourcing assurances via a new forest botanical labeling network (‘forest grown’) that relies upon third-party inspections and verification.

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Continuing Education Credits will be available!!

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