2021 North American Agroforestry Conference
NAAC 2021 Farm Tours
Looking to get out in the field during conference week? You (may be) in luck! Check below for farm tours happening during the conference and head on out if one is nearby.
Tour of Lansing Food Forest
Thursday, July 1st at 8:30 am
299 Starkweather Drive
Madison, WI 53714
See one of Madison’s public edible landscapes planted on city-owned land and learn about the process of creating this community food forest.
Open to the public.
Farley Center Food Forest
Friday, July 2 from 4:00 – 5:00pm
2299 Spring Rose Rd, Verona, WI 53593
Come visit the food forests at the Farley Center! These include newly planted areas through the Wisconsin Food Forests initiative as well as more mature areas featuring a range of planting styles: guilds and contours and a mix of plants from the well known: apples, pears, and grapes, to the lesser known: paw paw, cornelian cherry, honeyberry, quince, serviceberry, currants, and many more under and overstory plants. The Farley Center is a certified organic farm where many growers rent land and share common resources like tractors, irrigation lines, and coolers.
North American Hedgerow Society
Wednesday July 7th 10am-12pm
There is a page set up for registration on the North American Hedgerow Society website at https://www.nahedgerowsociety.org/pages/events.html
Project Food Forest
Project Food Forest’s mission is to empower people to feed themselves through agroforestry, edible landscape design, and education.
Our goal at Project Food Forest is to see more edible plants planted all over. We intend to do this through a variety of private and public partnerships to plant public food forests; implement programs that add edible trees and shrubs to existing public landscaping; design edible landscapes; and educate the public about planting, harvesting, preserving, and eating perennial plants through classes, workshops, and online resources. Public food forests can range in size from a single fruit tree guild to a large food forest. Ultimately, the size of the public food forests will depend on the land that is available to be utilized. Public food forests can be planted on public or private land where owners are willing to allow public use of their land. The public food forests and the food they yield can be made to be open and available to everyone, with no income limits or special qualifications necessary.
Here is a link to our upcoming events: https://projectfoodforest.org/events/
Elderberry & Elder Flower Field Day
Fri, Jul 9, 2021 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
857 40th Street, Clayton, Wisconsin 54004
Early July is the perfect time to get outside and smell the elderflowers! Tour Regeneration Acres to learn about elderberry varieties, best management practices and potential market possibilities for this blossoming crop. We’ll end the tour with farm owner, Natasha teaching us how to make an elderflower simple syrup. 5:00-7:00 pm CST.
Regeneration Acres is a specialty berry farm located in Northwest Wisconsin and run by Natasha Simeon and her family. The farm’s focus is on perennial berry crops especially elderberries, producing nursery cuttings and plants as well as berries and berry products. Natasha and family use regenerative agriculture practices to restore the soil health because what is best for the land- and the plants and animals on it- is also what is best for human health.