The plants, edible (medical) fungi and other non-wood resources are very rich in the Wangyedian woodland. In order to grasp the types and quantity of non-wood resources in the region and guide the community to develop and utilize non-wood resources scientifically and reasonably, the forest farms employed experts to compile many materials, including Survey Program on Non-Woody Forest Products, Brochure, Handbook for Collection and Utilization of Non-woody Forest Products in Wangyedian, sent these publicity materials to peasants and hired experts to train these peasants, which has greatly enhanced the ability of local peasants to make sustainable use of resources.
In addition, the Forest Farm provides the community residents more than 800 tons of young forest tending slash every year for the cultivation of edible fungi, and help the peasants to build 100 edible fungi breeding greenhouse, which alone has increased the annual net income of 20,000 yuan for each farmer. This has not only greatly improved the livelihoods of local farmers, but also enabled farmers around the forest to consciously participate in forest protection and sustainable management after enjoying the real benefits brought by the forest. (Wangyedian Experimental Forest Farm)
A glimpse of the edible fungi greenhouse
A glimpse of edible fungi processing workshop
The villagers selling their collection of wild mushrooms