ATTRA and SARE: The Commercial Potential of Mulberries in the Midwest

This episode of Voices from the Field was produced in partnership with ATTRA and the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. To learn more about SARE’s library of practical information and available grants to fund projects that advance sustainable agriculture, visit sare.org.In it, NCAT Sustainable Horticulture Specialist Guy Ames talks with Weston Lombard, who grows mulberries on his Millfield, Ohio, farm and was a SARE farmer/rancher grant recipient on the topic “Field Testing the Mulberry for Commercial Production in the Midwest” in 2016.Guy and Weston talk about the commercial possibilities and challenges mulberries present, along with different cultivars and growing strategies.Related ATTRA Resources:Community OrchardsFruit Trees, Orchards, and Vines for Natural Growing in the OzarksCommunity Forest Gardens: Case Studies Throughout the United States Related SARE Resources:Field Testing the Mulberry for Commercial Production in the MidwestSustainable Agriculture Solutions for Appalachia: Mulberry AgroforestryMulberry Production with Weston Lombard Other Resources: Uncommon Fruits for Every GardenTree Crops: A Permanent AgricultureContact Guy Ames at [email protected] complete a brief survey to let us know your thoughts about the content of this podcast.You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find access to our trusted, practical sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.

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