Meet Forest Farming Teachers

Jeanine Davis, PhD.

Jeanine Davis, PhD.

Jeanine M. Davis has been a horticulture professor with North Carolina State University since 1988. She’s located at a research and extension center in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. She is passionate about plants and people and working to keep farms profitable. Her research and extension activities are focused on developing new and unusual crops, such as hops, truffles, medicinal herbs, and organic farming. www.NCHerb.org. She is a frequent speaker, author of hundreds of articles, blogs, and websites, and coauthor of the book ‘Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals”. She lives with her family on “Our Tiny Farm” where she strives to practice what she preaches about sustainable living.
Margaret Bloomquist

Margaret Bloomquist

Margaret Bloomquist is a Research Assistant with Dr. Jeanine Davis’ Alternative Crops and Organics Program of NC State – Primarily working with medicinal herbs, woodland botanicals, organic vegetables, the Eastern broccoli project, and other specialty crop research and extension efforts. When outside the fields and forests of Western North Carolina, Margaret serves on boards with the NC Natural Products Association, NC Ginseng Association, Azalea Mountain Waldorf School, and other community groups. Margaret has studied and worked in three countries with sustainable agriculture and rural community development. She is constantly continuing education and wisdom through her research and personal interests; including topics in soil ecology, plant medicine, biodynamic agriculture, homeopathy, communication, education and more.