2018 July Edition
I know, this is super early! But, I am going to be out of town for a few days and a few of these announcements couldn’t wait until I get back! Please note the Agroforestry Online Discussions The Savanna Institute will be putting on July 3rd!
Have an amazing 4th of July everyone!
Savanna Institute Releases New Book: Perennial Pathways
Perennial Pathways: Planting Tree Crops is filled with all sorts of practical ways to integrate perennial crops on your farm. As a comprehensive, 110-page guidebook to designing and installing farm-scale edible agroforestry, this book is indispensable for new agroforestry farmers throughout the stages of farm startup: from the outset of envisioning into the thick of planting and managing crops. It provides sparks to the imagination and scaffolding for plans to take shape. Throughout, it informs decisions of when to “do it yourself” and when to seek help. The book is available as a free PDF download and also in physical form shipped directly to you for $20 (S&H included). Find the book at www.SavannaInstitute.org
Wishing all of you an awesome and safe summer from your Great Plains SAF Executive Board!
July 3: Nutshell Online Discussion with Dustin Kelly: Autumn Berries @ 6pm CT
The Savanna Institute’s Nutshell discussions take place online, live with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. In this Nutshell, Dustin Kelly of Autumn Berry Inspired in Urbana, IL, will share “What Eating Autumn Berries Taught Me”. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.
July 3: Nutshell Online Discussion with Bill Davison: Community Food Forests @ 6pm CT
The Savanna Institute’s Nutshell discussions take place online, live with experts on practical topics in agroforestry and perennial agriculture. In this Nutshell, Bill Davison from University of Illinois Extension in Normal, IL, will facilitate a discussion on “Establishing a Food Forest in Your Community”. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.
July 4: Happy 4th of July!
July 22 – 27: 2018 Agroforestry Academy in Columbia, MO! http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/academy/2018/RegistrationBrochure.pdf
July 26-28: NAFEX Fruits of the Heartland Conference in Danville, IL
Fruits of the Heartland is a joint conference of the North American Fruit Explorers, the Midwest Fruit Explorers, and the Savanna Institute. The conference will include presentations on growing and marketing fruit, hands-on demonstrations, and farm tours.
More information at https://nafex.org/index.php/nafex-annual-meeting/
August 3: International Beer Day
August 9: Smokey Bear’s Birthday!
September 2: International Bacon Day
September 3: Labor Day
September 6: Fight Procrastination Day
September 11: 9/11 Remembrance Day
September 22: Oktoberfest starts in Germany
October 6: 12th Annual Chestnut Roast at MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin, MO from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The University of Missouri is celebrating its 20th anniversary at this year’s Annual Chestnut Roast. The event includes roasted chestnut samples and sales, tours of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center Farm, chef demonstrations, local craft and food vendors, and activities for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public.
October 8: Columbus Day October 9: Fire Prevention Day October 16: Boss’ Day November 4: Daylight Saving (END) November 6: Election Day November 11: Veterans Day November 22: Thanksgiving Day November 23: Black Friday November 26: Cyber Monday