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The Savanna Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing restorative, savanna-based agricultural systems through research, education, and outreach.

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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