TOPICS: Growing, maintenance and marketing of: • Chestnut • Pawpaw • American persimmon • Heartnut • Asian pear
This field class will focus on a variety of tree crops suitable for forest farming systems in Iowa. Attendees will learn about the production, maintenance and marketing of a handful of the 75 species of crop trees and shrubs found at Red Fern Farm. Tom and Kathy will take guests on a tour through their agroforestry farm that specializes in nut, fruit and berry crops, as well as medicinal forest plants, and discuss how they market their crops through U-pick. There will also be an opportunity to sample some of the non-traditional crops featured throughout the day.