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.
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 2016 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.
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We want to meet you! Attend our annual Perennial Farm Gathering - whether you are simply curious about what we do or want to get involved, our annual gathering is a great way to connect with us and with your community.2
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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!
Click here for more information and to register!
February 11, 2017
Byron Colby Barn
1561 Jones Point Rd
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
Click here to see lodging options nearby.