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Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival and Forest Farming Conference

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Sassafras Moon Festival begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Hour-long classes beginning at 10am along three tracks that attendees can choose from, how to start an herbal business, demystifying myths about plant-based medicinals, and the health benefits of mushrooms. Vendors will also offer their herbal products during the festival. The sold-out Forest Farming Conference on Sunday, September 25th, is for those who are just getting started in forest farming or looking to ramp up their production of herbs or vegetables to bring to market. The day-long sessions will include a field trip to a forest farm. The event is in partnership with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD). This is a ticketed event to be held rain or shine.

 

SAT, Sept 24: SASSAFRAS MOON HERBAL FESTIVAL
Join us in beautiful downtown Erwin, TN for a day of FREE herbal classes and herbal product vendors. Festival runs 9 AM – 3 PM and classes begin at 10 AM.
*If inclement weather, check here for updates on cancellation.
 
SUN, Sept 25: FOREST FARMING CONFERENCE
Whether you’re just getting started with forest farming, or looking to ramp up production for market, this conference has something for everyone. Join us for a day of classes and nearby field sessions offered in partnership with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD). This is a ticketed event, held rain or shine! Registration now open – buy tickets at: https://www.appalachianforestfarmers.org/sassyfest
 
SAFETY:
COVID-19 is an ever evolving global pandemic. As such, we will follow Center for Disease Control and/or Tennessee Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 at the time of the event.
 
HOSTS:
The Sassafras Moon
Herbal Festival is co-hosted by the Town of Erwin and HERBalachia, an herbal school connecting people, plants, and herbal medicine-making traditions of the southern Appalachians.
The Forest Farming Conference is co-hosted by the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition (ABFFC) and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD).
The ABFFC is a network of forest farmers, forestland owners, universities, and governmental and non-governmental organizations that share a common goal of improving agroforestry production opportunities and farming capabilities among forest farmers.
 
ASD is a non-profit that has been serving farmers in Appalachia since 1995. To learn more about the services ASD has available for medicinal herb farmers, check out ASD’s Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub and Agroforestry programs!

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://herbalachia.com/sassafras-moon-herb-festival/

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