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Amyrose Foll

Virginia Free Farm

Virginia Farm Consultants, Va. Dept. of Agriculture Equitable Food Oriented Distribution Taskforce, Women's Earth Alliance

www.virginiafreefarm.org

Founder of Virginia Free Farm Amyrose Foll is a fervent advocate for food sovereignty, earth care, people care, and resource share. She works to live out the values of collectivism, and community in order to ensure those around her are fed. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army, a former nurse, and continues her duty to protect and care for others through the farm.

Amyrose is speaking in Texas, Pennsylvania and is a contributor to Mother Earth News Fair Online.

Workshops

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Traditional Indigenous Medicine for a Modern Life

Explore easy ways to integrate plant-based health into your busy life. Amyrose Foll (Abenaki/Penobscot) will discuss with you common remedies traditional to the Native People's North America. Follow along and explore simple ways to easily identify, sustainably harvest, and accurately utilize mother nature's medicine cabinet.
Herbal Health

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Sugar Bush Site Assessment: Which trees to tap

Come along through the woods of Virginia as Amyrose Foll describes the decisions necessary when choosing the right area to tap trees. Identify which trees are suitable, what to wear while moving through your woodlot, the ideal canopy for successful sap flow and more.
Maple Syrup Production

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Process Sap into Syrup

Get to know the dos and don'ts of getting syrup out of the sap you collect. Amyrose Foll takes you through her outdoor setup that boils down the sap all the way to filtering and keeping it in her jars.
Maple Syrup Production

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Introduction to Maple Syrup Production

Maple syrup (or maple sugar) has a long history in North America, particularly among those indigenous to this land. Amyrose Foll delves into that history as well as different considerations for producing this sweet staple.
Maple Syrup Production

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Indigenous Medicine: Violets for food and health

Walk with Amyrose Foll as she introduces you to our plant sister: violet. She gives us both food and medicine. She is an extremely versatile plant, prolific producer, and hardy perennial in North America. Violet is easy to identify and is a great edible to start your journey in foraging and gathering.
Immunity-Boosting Herbs

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Indigenous Medicine: Turkey tail mushrooms

Walk with Amyrose Foll as she introduces you to an easy to identify fungus: the turkey tail. It is abundant in North America and widely available most of the year. It has been studied at length by modern medicine, and has proven effective for immune health. It's easy to identify and is a great medicinal to start your journey in foraging and gathering.
Immunity-Boosting Herbs

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How to Tap Trees for Sap

Let Amyrose Foll show you how easy it really is to collect sap for maple syrup production. With a few simple tools and pieces of equipment, get enough sap from your trees to make syrup for yourself or to sell. Make the process a family affair as Amyrose does when she teaches her pre-teen son how to tap trees himself.
Maple Syrup Production

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Finishing the Syrup Season

Watch as Amyrose Foll covers the important aspects of the end of sap collection, such as removing the taps from the trees, maintaining your equipment, and how to manage your woodlot for continued seasons of collection.
Maple Syrup Production

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Create Maple Syrup Products

Maple flavored food items are popular as value-added products. Follow Amyrose Foll as she shows how to make fun maple candies using molds and describes making maple snow candy.
Maple Syrup Production

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