Perennial Farm Gathering

 

December 6th – 8th, 2023

Wednesday – Friday, Virtual Event

Savanna Institute’s signature event of the year, the Perennial Farm Gathering brings together a wide community of farmers, land stewards, and perennial enthusiasts. Over three days, folks gather virtually from across the country and beyond to share our work, research, and lessons learned in panels, workshops, deep dives, and nutshell overviews – all to advance perennial agriculture.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each year, the Perennial Farm Gathering creates a sense of community and connection for agroforesters in the Midwest and across the globe. As we gather at this annual event attendees from all stages of growth can find perennial knowledge to apply in their field. This gathering leaves its guests with a renewed inspiration and deeper connections that push forward all of our work. Join us as we gather once again for our annual PFG on December 6th-8th. Attendees will have the option of joining us live or watching the recorded sessions later. However you decide to connect with us this gathering you can expect:

  1. Connection to a wide community of farmers, land stewards, and perennial enthusiasts – allowing you to expand your professional network and collaborative opportunities.
  2. The latest research and lessons learned from agroforestry practitioners in panels, workshops, deep dives, and nutshell overviews – all valuable and deepen your knowledge and practices.
  3. Highly specific and engaging conversations that will enrich your perspective on agroforestry and change the way you think about perennial agriculture.

Day 1

9am – 5:30pm CST

Featured Sessions:

 12pm – 1pm CST

Keynote: The Fortress, the River, and the Garden

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Author and Scientist, Braiding Sweetgrass, Gathering Moss

 

1pm – 1:30pm CST

Live Q&A with Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

 

Day 2

9am – 5pm CST

 

Featured Sessions:

 1pm – 2:30pm CST

Keynote: Cultivating Sustainable Joy by Ross Gay

Ross Gay, Poet and Orchardist, The Book of (More) Delights, Inciting Joy

2:45pm – 3:30pm CST

Harvestable Riparian Buffers

See examples and find tools for creating harvestable and edible riparian buffers.

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Day 2

9am – 5:30pm CST

 

Featured Sessions:

 1pm – 2:30pm CST

Keynote: Cultivating Sustainable Joy by Ross Gay

Ross Gay, Poet and Orchardist, The Book of (More) Delights, Inciting Joy

2:45pm – 3:30pm CST

Harvestable Riparian Buffers

See examples and find tools for creating harvestable and edible riparian buffers.

 

Day 3

9am – 4pm CST

 

Featured Sessions:

9am – 10am CST

Agroforestry Policy Is Taking Root, Now What?

Check in on the latest from the Farm Bill and sharpen your skills for policy advocacy.

2pm – 3:30pm CST

Tree Planting as a Relational Process

Explore alternative models of tree growing that center whole ecosystems, economies, and communities.

Purchase the recorded sessions

Missed the event? Don’t worry. You can purchase full access to the event recordings.

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PFG2023 Recordings

PFG 2022 Replay

The 2022 Perennial Farm Gathering brought together 90 presenters for 22 sessions over three days of perennial agriculture.

If you registered for the event, you get free access to the recordings.

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Check out previous virtual gatherings!

Attended in 2020 or 2021?

If you attended the 2020 or 2021 Perennial Farm Gathering, you can use your username and password and login to access all of the 2020 PFG and/or 2021 NAAC recorded sessions.

New to the Perennial Farm Gathering?

If you have not yet registered for these past events, follow the links below to purchase access to the recorded sessions.

“I trust Savanna Institute to be careful stewards of land that’s important to me and my family, and to develop and spread farming practices that will increase biodiversity and fight climate change.”

                                                                  – Jack L., Donor

Deep-rooted long-lived tree crops improve the soil, help retain water, improve biodiversity, sequester carbon, and mitigate the effects of floods. Tree crops help us heal our climate, regenerate our communities, and share stories and values across generations. It is time to transform American agriculture through tree crops.