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Organic Resources

Introduction to Organic Gardening Manual

The Introduction to Organic Gardening manual provides the basic, foundational knowledge needed to begin an organic garden. Information in this book has been training new backyard and market gardeners in our Grow Your Own home gardening program for years using data drawn from agricultural best practices and evidence based research.

Organic Growers Materials Manual

Apiculture Resources

UNiversity of TN Extension Resources

Beekeeping in Tennessee, UTExtension Beekeeper’s guide

Bees and Beekeeping – All Documents
Includes pest management, Bee Health, and master beekeeper information.

VIrginia Tech Extension Resources

Beginner Beekeeper Short Course Presentations (Carrol County, VA)

Beekeeping Resources and Links (Carrol County, VA).
Includes a beekeepers guide to yearly apiary management in Virginia, beekeeping basics, and links to short courses

VDACs, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Virginia Hive Distribution Program

Beekeeping and Apiary Inspection

Vermont Extension

Resources for Beekeepers

Beekeeper Recommended YouTube Resources

Michael Palmer
Bob Binnie
Ian Steppler
Kaymon Reynolds

Agroforestry Resources

What is Agroforestry/Intro to Agroforestry

Forest Farming Handbook, 2nd Addition

Training Manual for Applied Agroforestry Practices, University of Missouri Center of Agroforestry

Agroforestry in Action Technical Guides, University of Missouri Center of Agroforestry

Handbook for Agroforestry Planning & Design, University of Missouri Center of Agroforestry

The Agroforestry Podcast

Agroforestry Marketing and Economics, University of Missouri Center of Agroforestry

Alley Cropping

Alley Cropping Design Tools Playlist, The Savannah Institute
Alley Cropping: Case Studies in Appalachia

Forest Farming (Edible, Medicinal, & Decorative Species)

Forest Botanical Planting Stock Resources, ASD Agroforestry Team

Forest Farming Ramps

Producing Shiitake Mushrooms

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms in an Agroforestry Practice

Log Based Shiitake Cultivation

Goldenseal Fact Sheet

Commercial Goldenseal Cultivation


Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffers

Non-Timber Forest Products Calculator

Food Forests

Urban Food Forests, The National Urban and Forestry Advisory Council

Community Food Forest Handbook, Cathie Buckowski’s


Silvopasture Resources, Virginia Tech

Educational Silvopasture Video Series, Virginia Tech Extension


Windbreaks, USDA National Agroforestry Center

Agroforestry Windbreaks, University of Minnesota Extension

Publications Relating to Windbreaks and Shelterbelts, NRCS Plant Materials Program

Special Interests

Herb Marketing

NC State’s Herb Connect
Marketing Agroforestry Products

Landscape Design

The Permaculture Research Institute Resources

A Comprehensive Guide to Permaculture Implementation

Native Fruits + Nuts

 Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture 

University of Vermont Growing Elderberries Guide

Growing and Marketing Elderberries

Growing and Marketing Pawpaw in Missouri

Key Perennial Crop

Chestnut Industry

Hazelnut Industry

Hazelnut Production


Tree and Shrub Planting

Tree + Shrub Care

Other Agroforestry Organizations


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