The goal is to teach about the habitat and encourage wild-simulated planting, and conserving or re-establishing habitats, but not necessarily forest farming.
I’m planning to open by appointment only for now, but it will be available to the public at no cost. We have one other sanctuary that we installed with the help of a grant from United Plant Savers, but it is in a public botanical garden setting (Compton Gardens in Bentonville, AR).
The one here at Wild Ozark is a natural wild habitat which was once destroyed by logging that’s now suitable again after years of regrowth. I’ve enhanced it with trails and replanted ginseng and the companion plants back to it, and will be adding signs/labels for the plants.
My hope is that education will help people realize the fragility of this type of ecosystem and motivate more conservation/preservation mindedness even among those who want to grow it for future wild-simulated root harvests.
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About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making crafty things and newsletters, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.
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