Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Working Woodlands in Federal Valley

Through funding from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Rural Action will be hosting a Working Woodlands Workshop at the Broadwell Hill Learning Center (22215 Mayles Ridge Rd., Stewart Ohio, 45778) on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Participants will the opportunity to learn about woodland management options that are both economically and ecologically significant. Speakers will include Dave Schatz, retired Service Forester; Chip Carroll of Woodlandwise Botanicals and United Plants Savers; Pete Woyar, Consulting Forester and member of the Ohio Forestry Cooperative and Doug Albaugh of the friends of the Lower Muskingum. Topics covered will include: developing forest management plans, growing ginseng and other medicinal herbs, controlling invasive plants, tree identification, and more.

A full agenda is listed below:
  • 10:00 AM – Welcome to Broadwell Hill, Kathy Jacobson
  • 10:30 AM – Connections for Working Woodlands, Pete Woyar
  • 11:20 AM – Tree Identification, Dave Schatz
  • 12:00 PM – Lunch (locally sourced food provided)
  • 12:45 PM – Understory Plants in a Working Woodland, Chip Carroll
  • 1:45 PM – Controlling Invasive Plants, Dough Albaugh
  • 2:30 PM – Forest Stewardship Plans, Terrence Hanley
  • 3:10 PM – Native Plant Propagation, Tom Redfern
  • 3:50 PM – Closing Comments, Kathy Jacobson & Tom Redfern
The workshop is free, but a donation of canned goods to be given to food pantries is requested. Also, please be sure to wear shoes or boots that are appropriate for hiking. For registration and directions please contact Tom Redfern (tomr@ruralaction.org) or call our offices in Trimble (740.767.4938).

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