Silverwood county park field day

Silverwood County Park 771 Silver Lane, Edgerton, WI

Visit Silverwood County Park to meet with small vegetable and flower growers; Learn about Indigenous corn and cover cropping, using small equipment; what it takes to start a heirloom orchard and Savanna Institute’s tree installation and alley cropping partnership.

Moses field day at Mary Dirty Face farm

Mary Dirty Face N3060 630th St, Menomonie, WI

A silvopasture-pollinator field day at Mary Dirty Face Farm, co-hosted by Moses and the Xerces Society. A silviculture expert from the Savanna Institute will evaluate recently planted tree strips and talk about species selection, installation, and weed management. Farm host Rachel Henderson and Xerces pollinator specialist Sarah Foltz Jordan will discuss habitat value both in terms of forage/shade for livestock and food/nesting for pollinators, especially specialist bees, butterflies, and moths that require certain tree and shrub species to survive.

Alley Cropping Field Day at Memorial 4H camp demonstration farm: Allerton Park (Monticello, IL)

499 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856 499 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL

Join the Savanna Institute and Central Illinois partners for a field day exploring alley cropping design, establishment, maintenance, and expansion at the Memorial 4H Camp Demonstration Farm. This 35 acre site features a unique partnership that illustrates annual row crop productions between paddocks of native and timber trees, as well as an innovative groundcover experiment utilizing native grasses and forbs. Come prepared to walk the site and learn the many possibilities for agroforestry and alley cropping for soil health, water quality, carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, and profit diversification!

Lily Springs Field Day

Lily Springs Farm 1930 60th Ave, Osceola, WI

Savanna Institute visits Lily Springs Farm to learn more about the varieties of elderberries they are trialing, and how they manage pest and diseases for this up and coming crop. Farm tour begins at 10 am and concludes at 1 pm on Saturday, August 28th. For more information on Lily Springs, visit their website at : http://www.lilyspringsfarm.com.

Learning Circle event with The Land Conservancy

IL Illinois

Learning Circle event with The Land Conservancy of McHenry County and Savanna Institute to gather, catch up and learn about agroforestry and aronias. If you are a woman land owner and are interested in learning more about agroforestry and other ideas for how to utilize your land, then this gathering is for you.

Silverwood harvest fest

Silverwood County Park 771 Silver Lane, Edgerton, WI

Visit Savanna Institute at the Silverwood County Park Harvest Fest. Learn about agroforestry and our demonstration alley cropping space at the park.

Rotational grazing field day with Nightfall farm

Nightfall Farm, IN 7740 W County Rd 1100 S,, Crothersville, IN

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.

Homesteading, water catchment and silvopasture with Brambleberry farm

Brambleberry farm 1638 E County Rd 100 N, Paoli, IN

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.

Agroforestry Walk & Talk at Sun Dappled Farm

Sun Dappled Farm. 11250 W Farmington Rd, Hanna City, IL, 61536

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.