Posts by Steve Gabriel

Steve is an Extension Specialist focused on specialty mushroom production and agroforestry. Throughout his career, Steve has taught thousands of people about the ways farming and forestry can be combined to both benefit the ecology and economies of small farms.  He is also a farmer, author, hiker, and musician.

Learn all about Maple Sugaring (online course)

By Steve Gabriel / December 21, 2015

Introduction to Maple Syrup Production (BF 151) Tues. Jan 12 – Feb. 16, 2016. Webinars will be on Tues. evenings from 6:30-8pm EST This online course explores the possibilities of maple sugaring on your land – be it for supplemental income or for your livelihood. The material presented will assume little past knowledge of…

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Cornell Small Farms Update Fall 2015

By Steve Gabriel / October 5, 2015

Message from the Editor The growing season has largely come and gone, and now famers around the region move into a new phase: getting ready for winter. This can mean processing the harvest, rolling up hose and row cover, and shoring up buildings, water, and animal infrastructure for the long cold months ahead. Alongside this…

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Cornell Small Farms Update Summer 2015

By Steve Gabriel / July 6, 2015

Message from the Editor Summer is the time of year when things can’t seem to get any busier. I know for myself, being a part time farmer and part time office employee, its sometimes hard to leave the farm and get to work when animals and plants are demanding attention. So many small farmers wear…

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New Camp Mushroom Class Offered June 7

By Steve Gabriel / March 31, 2015

SOLD OUT – email with subject “camp mushroom waitlist” to be placed on the list for cancellations, or another offering in 2015. Camp Mushroom #2 Sunday, June 7 from 10:00am to 4:00pm Cornell Campus & MacDaniels Nut Grove Due to popular demand for Camp Mushroom, which is SOLD OUT, we are offering an additional,…

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10th Annual Camp Mushroom teaches basics of forest mushroom cultivation

By Steve Gabriel / March 18, 2015

ITHACA, NY — Camp Mushroom is Cornell University’s annual two-day event for farmers, woodlot owners, and hobby growers who want to cultivate their own shiitake, oyster, lions mane, and stropharia mushrooms. This year marks the 10th year of the course, as forest mushroom cultivation blossoms in the northeast as a new small farm industry. Research…

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New survey for commercial forest mushroom growers seeks to catalog a rapidly growing industry

By Steve Gabriel / February 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2015 CONTACT: Steve Gabriel Agroforestry Specialist Cornell Small Farms Program 607.342.2825 Cornell University, Ithaca NY — a new survey has been released by the Cornell Small Farms program to assess the current state and future prospects for active and beginning mushrooms growers in the temperate regions of North America.…

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Cornell Small Farms Update 2016

By Steve Gabriel / July 5, 2012

Message from the Editor Summer is upon the farm and this always means sweaty long days where we often push our bodies and minds to their limit; sometimes not leaving the field until the sun has slipped down over the horizon. We are busy as farmers, and there never seems to be enough time in the day. I’ve…

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