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You are invited - come on out to a field day!

Keefe Keeley - Friday, May 05, 2017

With deep thanks to all the host farms, we're thrilled with this field day season schedule.  Join us and be part of sharing and learning what's working and what needs work!  Find more details on our Events page and on social media


The Perennial Report

Keefe Keeley - Thursday, March 09, 2017

Here it is: the work of the Savanna Institute over the past year, in a nutshell.  Check out our Perennial Report to learn about how we are taking root and spreading our branches.  In other words, program updates, highlights, and other exciting developments.  No time to read the two pages of colorful crystal clear hyperlinked pdf here?  The take home is that we are growing, and helping others grow.  Our thanks to all collaborators and supporters who make it possible!



You're invited to the Perennial Farmer Gathering

Keefe Keeley - Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Click here for more information and to register!


February 11, 2017
Byron Colby Barn

1561 Jones Point Rd

Grayslake, Illinois


Detailed agenda forthcoming, but we'll kick things off at 9:30am and finish with an evening meal and socializing.


What we'll do (all in a day!)
- Learn and share during the Perennial Farm Digest
- Hear from featured farmers Dale and Cindy Secher of Cararndale Fruit Farm
- Choose breakout sessions
- Practice site assessment and design with Prairie Crossing Farm Business Development Center
- Catch up on highlights of Savanna Institute efforts
- Build community growing perennial crops and livestock
- Enjoy a couple meals together
- Let our hair down at the end o' day reception
- Go home more informed and stubbornly hopeful!


$50 - regular cost (includes lunch, dinner, and refreshments)
$35 - students, second adult of farm family, those in financial need

$65 - cost to register after January 31st

$0 - children age 12 and under (no childcare planned at this point)


Click here to see lodging options nearby.

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