We are excited to announce, in partnership with The Blue Ridge Woodland Growers, our first ever crowd-sourced project: The Blue Ridge Harvest Calendar!
The idea is to document wild harvest dates throughout the seasons and we are looking for your help! All you have to do is submit notes on your harvest dates through our online submission form. At the end of the year we will be compiling the data into a 2016 printed harvest calendar to distribute throughout the community.
The second thing you should do is subscribe to the calendar e-mail feed so that you get real time updates about local harvests!
We are not only looking information about harvests but also bloom dates, recipes, tools for harvesting, stories and any other tidbits you might want to share. Imagine that calendar hanging on the wall in 2016, full of all sorts of wonderful information on morels, ramps, blueberries, paw paws, oyster mushrooms, wintergreen and many others. We need your help to make it happen.
For those of you who aren’t inclined to the internet or would just like something nice to hang on the wall, we have created a printable 2015 Blue Ridge Harvest Calendar for you to take notes on throughout the year and eventually share with our editor Lukas Burgher to be entered into the calendar database. This calendar is available for download on our webpage or you can pick up a hard copy at a local event including the Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally and the Independence Farmer’s Market. Don't forget to subscribe to the feed for updates.
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