Visit Savanna Institute at the Silverwood County Park Harvest Fest. Learn about agroforestry and our demonstration alley cropping space at the park.
Nightfall farm practices rotational grazing with turkeys, pigs, lambs and chickens in a young silvopasture system. Tour the farm with Liz and Nate to learn more about what the establishment phase looks like for these management practices, see how agroforestry is implemented, and the realities of converting 50 acres of corn and soybean fields into perennial silvopasture.
Brambleberry Farm is a small permaculture-based nursery and market farm focused on fruit, nut and berry plants. Darren will lead us on a tour of this homestead. We will see the family's strawbale house that they built themselves, learn how they designed the rainwater catchment system to water the plant nursery, talk more about how the nursery is utilized; visit the silvopasture practice and end with a persimmon tasting. Note: Time zone is Eastern time.
Join Illinois Community Agroforestry Kaitie Adams and the Savanna Institute Demonstration Farm Field Crew for a walk & talk at Sun Dappled Farm, just outside of Peoria. Learn the history of the landscape, its soil health challenges, and opportunities for revitalization through restorations, tree crops, and agroforestry practices.
Vineyards contend with many competitors: birds and pests, disease and drought, people and the local ecosystem. This tour will be a gathering of the minds to brainstorm about new possibilities and to share experiences of successes and failures.