Hazelnut field day

Madison West Madison Agricultural Research Station: 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona

Jason Fischbach, UW Extension, along with the Savanna Institute, The Central Wisconsin Hazelnut Network and UW-CIAS will be hosting a Hazelnut Field Day on Thursday August 12th.

Silverwood county park field day

Silverwood County Park 771 Silver Lane, Edgerton

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.

Memorial 4H Camp Alley Cropping Field Day at Allerton Park (Monticello, IL)

Memorial 4H Camp Alley Cropping Field Day at Allerton Park (Monticello, IL)
Saturday, August 21st
9am-1pm (lunch included)

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

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.