April 2024

PFG2024 Keynote Announced!

At this year’s Perennial Farm Gathering October 6th to 8th in Madison, WI, Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman will deliver his keynote address, “The (R)evolution of Indigenous Foodways.” Chef Sherman has dedicated his career to supporting and promoting Indigenous food systems and Native food sovereignty. His goal is to make Indigenous foods more accessible to as many communities as possible through the non-profit North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NĀTIFS) and its Indigenous Food Lab, a professional Indigenous kitchen and training Center.

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Each year, we release a Perennial Report packed with stories from our community, hopeful milestones toward our vision, and organizational financial reporting. Read the stories and think big picture with us in our latest Perennial Report.

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“You Can’t Believe It Grows Here” – Project Pawpaw with Adam D’Angelo

Adam D’Angelo is the founder of Project Pawpaw, a crowdfunded plant breeding effort focused on North America’s forgotten fruit: the pawpaw. In the latest episode of the Perennial AF podcast, Adam talks about why the pawpaw is a perfect candidate for plant-breeding efforts.

A Thorny Topic: Black Locust and Honey Locust for Agroforestry

A lot of people hate black locust and honey locust trees, but some people think they hold great potential for agroforestry. Greg Judy, Austin Unruh, Steve Gabriel, Brett Chedzoy, Eliza Greenman, and others share their perspective in this episode.

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Time slots are still available for tree planting in 2024 with Canopy Farm Management. To learn more about Canopy’s design and planting services, click HERE, or reach out HERE and they will be in touch to discuss your project!


As Canopy enters its third year of providing tree planting and management services in the Midwest, the transformative impact of trees and the revitalization of our farms are becoming increasingly apparent.

Savor the River Valley’s Farm & Food Tour
April 20, 10am – 4pm
Spring Green, WI
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Stream Monitoring at Lowery Creek
Tuesday, May 14, 9am-11am
Spring Green, WI
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Spring Green Campus Demonstration Farm Tour
Wednesday, May 15, 10 am – 12 pm
Spring Green, WI
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4-H Memorial Camp Demonstration Farm Tour
Wednesday, May 15, 1 pm – 3 pm
Monticello, IL
Registration coming soon

Protect & Preserve – Paddle the Preserves
with Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Saturday, May 18, 9am-2pm
West Bend, WI
Free with own kayak, kayaks for a fee
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Agroforestry Field Day
with Riveredge Nature Center
Sunday, May 19, 11 am – 5 pm
4458 County Rd Y, Saukville, WI
Cost: $30-$65
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Director of Research
The Savanna Institute invites applications for a Director of Research to lead current and future research work at the organization.

From our partners:

Plant and Agroecosystem Scientist will work under the direction of Dr. Amaya Atucha at UW Madison. The main responsibility of the position is to establish hazelnut propagation protocol to be expanded to the commercial nursery industry.

We’re publishing session videos from our 2023 Perennial Farm Gathering. For free access to PFG2023 videos, make sure you’re subscribed to our channel and save the playlist to get all videos as they’re posted.

Notice: Paid access to PFG2023 recordings will no longer be available after April. Subscribe today on YouTube for all videos.