Be sure to check out the events page for the opportunity to witness agroforesry in practice. Whether you are just curious or are a working farmer, there is something for you!
Check out our 2017 Perennial Report! Read the highlights from a year of growth, new research projects, new staff, and events all over the Midwest! Thank you to all of our supporters. We look forward to another great year of building a network of agroforestry enthusiasts!
We work in collaboration with farmers and scientists to develop perennial food and fodder crops within diverse, multifunctional systems grounded in ecology and inspired by the savanna biome.
The Savanna Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on building the capacity for widespread agroforestry in the Midwest US.
Are you a farmer or landowner? Are you looking for ways to improve the quality and integrity of your land? You can take part in important agricultural research and help in the effort to revitalize our farmlands. Find out more about our case study program...
Are you a farmer looking for long-term, secure access to land? Check out our work on Agroforestry Land Access for many resources that can help you make that dream a reality.
We are continuing the tree crop legacy of J. Russell Smith by reopening his 1926 contest soliciting high-performing honey locust germplasm. Submit your entry today!
Have you put yourself on the map?
PerennialMap.org is a modern-day phonebook for everyone involved in perennial agriculture.
TWO Upcoming Conferences
NEW BOOK - Perennial Pathways: Planting Tree Crops
This book is filled with all sorts of wildly practical ways to integrate perennial crops on your farm. As a comprehensive, 110-page guidebook to designing and installing farm-scale edible agroforestry, this book indispensible for new agroforestry farmers throughout the stages of farm startup: from the outset of envisioning into the thick of planting and managing crops. In the beginning, it will provide sparks to the imagination. Then, the book offers scaffolding for plans to take shape. Throughout, it informs decisions of when to “do it yourself” and when to seek out help. The book is available as a free PDF download and also in physical form shipped directly to you for $20 (S&H included).