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Farm Forestry

At Wellness Paradise Farm you will learn how to use the gifts of the forest to bring health and vitality to your life. Herbal medicinals, immune boosting mushrooms, and edible plants grow bountiful in our dense forests. We will show you how to contribute to the well being of the forests and the environment as well. By planting native trees and plants, sowing herbs, seeds and flowers for local bee populations, and generating an environment suitable for mushroom growth, you can renew the energy of the ecosystems around you for generations to come.

 

Learning the intricacies of Forest Farming:

  • Recognizing different properties and uses of trees
  • Experience the proper methods of planting trees
  • Planting the right tree in the right place
  • Intentional Tree selection and spacing: fruit, nut, ornamental, shade, etc.
  • Hands on experience in pruning trees to get the highest crop yield
  • Learn what the different woods are best used for
    • How to cut the wood for different uses
    • Carving for statues and artwork
    • Ancient Mask making
    • Learn to construct tables and furniture
    • Finishing the wood to bring out the natural design

 

WOODLAND MEDICINALS THAT GROW NATURALLY IN THE FOREST (Growing and identifying natural Medicinal Herbs)

  • Learn the different herbs and how to identify those specific to this area
  • Experience sustainable harvesting and preparation for healing tinctures
  • Identifying the natural plants for healthy food consumption
  • Learn the healing properties of each herb and how to prepare them
  • Experience how to use natural herbs to eliminate disease and boost the immune system
  • Hands on experience identifying and cooking as a means to survival with natural wild plants
  • Learn how to grow woodland medicinals in your own back yard forest
    • How to identify the correct site conditions for each species of woodland medicinal plant
    • Infrastructure setup, financial and distribution discussion

 

Identification and Cultivation of Mushrooms

  • Learn mushroom identification through group and individual foraging events
  • Learn how to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms in the forest
  • Experience inoculating a log with mushroom spores to grow your own

 

WILD IDENTIFICATION AND SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING (just a small sample)

  • American Ginsing
  • Goldenseal
  • Ramps
  • Black Cohosh
  • Wild ginger
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Ginko Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Lobelia
  • Nettles
  • Peppermint
  • Tulsi (Holy Basil)