See a Tour of Brambleberry Farm in Indiana

Espri and Darren Bender-Beauregard, owners of Brambleberry Farm, mentor apprentices each summer at their small tree crop nursery in southern Indiana. Brambleberry Farm started out as a market garden and CSA, and grew into a tree crop nursery that supplies the area with permaculture plants and consulting. As trees mature in their nursery, Espri and Darren rotate in different livestock to graze and improve the soil. Brambleberry Farm is part of a mentor farm network that offers learning opportunities through Savanna Institute’s Apprenticeship Program, which is now accepting applications for the 2024 season.


Designing an Effective Long-Term Agroforestry Lease: An Interactive Guide

Are you looking for farmland? An agricultural lease may be an option for you. If you are thinking about planting tree crops, you will need long-term access to land to reap the full benefits of your investment. This 56-page Interactive Guide walks you through core questions to help you plan a long-term agroforestry lease with a landowner.

An agroforestry podcast and blog by the Savanna Institute

Agroforestry for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption

🔊Agroforestry for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – with Nate Lawrence and Monika Shea

Jacob Grace talks with Savanna Institute researchers Nate Lawrence and Monika Shea, who dig into the details of agroforestry for climate.

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🔊“Joy Is What Emerges From Connection” Q&A with Author Ross Gay

Author and poet Ross Gay speaks with silvopasture farmer Liz Brownlee from Nightfall Farm in Indiana in a recorded keynote session from the 2023 Perennial Farm Gathering.



Time slots are still available for tree planting in Spring 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!


Canopy’s nursery is now accepting plant orders for the 2024 season. Check out their nursery website to see what species are available, current (and currant) inventory, and to learn more about specific varieties.

North American Agroforestry Conference (NAAC)
February 20 – 22
Online (and Costa Rica)
Discounted online registration now $75

Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference
February 22 – 24
La Crosse, WI
Learn more and register

Pruning, Coppicing, and Tree Release
Riveredge Nature Center
February 23 – 24
Saukville, WI
Learn more and register

Upper Midwest Hazelnut Growers Conference
March 22 – 23
Northfield, MN
Learn more and register

Thanks to our generous donors, we are hiring! Apply now:

Spring Green Farm Administration and Business Development Coordinator
Supports the record keeping and administrative elements of the Savanna Institute’s Spring Green Campus and Demonstration Farms.

Spring Green Equipment Operations and Maintenance Specialist
Supports the development and management of Savanna Institute’s Spring Green Campus Home Farms.

Grants Manager
Serves the organization as a project manager and grant writer.

Director of Development 
Leads Savanna Institute’s fundraising efforts in our work to scale up agroforestry as a nature-based climate solution

NSAC Applauds Introduction of the Innovative Practices for Soil Health Act of 2024

In January, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) celebrated the Innovative Practices for Soil Health Act which was introduced in the US House by a bipartisan group.


Farm & Restoration Field Technician
Working with Canopy Farm Management to establish and maintain perennial agroecological systems in the Midwest.