Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ramp Research with National Agroforestry Center

Spring is the season for many forest herbs. From a culinary perspective, ramps are high on the priority list this time of year! On Thursday, April 15, the National Agroforestry Center visited several sites in Watauga County to gather environmental data on ramp habitat. They collected elevation & aspect, forest & soil type, and associated plant data. The National Agroforestry Center is interested in putting together information for private forest landowners on suitable site considerations for ramp production and cultivation. Extension, NRCS, and Watauga Soil and Water district identified several sites around the county for inclusion in the database and accompanied the group to several locations in the county.

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