Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 9 am – 2:30 pm Eastern
The Catawba Center at 4965 Catawba Creek Rd. Catawba, Virginia

This one day in-person workshop, held at the Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center on Saturday April 9, 2022 from 9 am to 2:30 pm, will cover the natural history of ramps, siting and establishing a ramp farm, a case study of ramp growing at the Yew Mountain Center, and hands on  planting of ramps in the forest on site. Featured speakers include Dr. James Chamberlain of the US Forest Service, Dr. John Munsell of Virginia Tech, and Will Lewis of the Yew Mountain Center. Details are included below, in the attached flyer, and on our website.


9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am Overview of the VT CSC Forest Herb Network
9:30 am A Natural History of Ramps (Dr. James Chamberlain)
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Siting and Establishing a Ramps Farm (Dr. John Munsell)
11:15 am Ramp Growing at the Yew Mountain Center (Will Lewis)
12:00 pm Lunch (Participants bring own packed lunch)
1:00 pm Ramp Planting in the Field (Adam Taylor and Presenters)

Additional Details
The workshop will start off with three presentations in the classroom and will end with ramp planting in the forest at the Catawba Sustainability Center. Participants will have the opportunity to take home ramp planting stock. Please bring your own packed lunch and dress for field work (ramp planting). This event will follow Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Policies. Please reach out to Katie Trozzo at if you have additional questions.

We will start the day at the Catawba Center, which is the old school building on the right before you arrive at the Catawba Sustainability Center farm entrance. The Catawba Center is located at 4965 Catawba Creek Rd. in Catawba, VA 24070.

Registration: Please register by April 7, 2022. Space is limited.

Sponsors: This program is supported by Southern SARE and sponsored in part by a grant from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. If you are a person with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact the Katie Trozzo at or 5420-231-4582 at least 10 days prior to the event.