Here are a few updates and dates for you to be aware of! Also, the Savanna Institute has MANY Free Webinars coming up! Check them out in the Calendar section!
Also, I had some problems sending you guys/gals a copy of the picture that was taken at the Habitat for Humanity Tree Planting that occurred back in October. I attached this again and we will see if you get it this time. Fingers Crossed!
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
A quick reminder of some other websites:
SAF has a new website at www.eforester.org.
Don’t forget our website www.gpsaf.org!
Coming Events Calendar
November 6: Election Day
November 6: Nutshell with Tory Dahlhoff – Economic Opportunity and Challenges of Agroforestry for Farmers – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: Learn how members of the panel are trying to work in new cropping systems such as agroforestry into the regional economic development conversation. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.
November 11: Veterans Day
November 20: Nutshell with Eric Wolske: Black Currant Production in the Midwest – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: Black currant production has historically been concentrated in Europe, where it is largely used to supply the juice industry. As the US market continues to look for healthier food and drink options, the black currant provides an incredible healthy, machine-harvested product to meet these consumer demands. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.
November 22: Thanksgiving Day
November 23: Black Friday
November 26: Cyber Monday
November 28 – Dec 2: Eastern Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy https://nfs.unl.edu/workshops#nwfa
December 4: Benefits of Agroforestry in Transitioning and Organic Systems Webinar. 2:00 pm CST Live webinar at www.conservationwebinars.net. This webinar presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will feature Bart Lawrence, USDA Forester, and Richard Straight, USDA National Agroforestry Center Technology Transfer Leader, who will share how trees and shrubs can provide benefits for organic systems.
December 4: Nutshell with Mark Shepard: Designing a Silvopasture Polyculture for Hogs – Free Online Discussion at 6pm CT via The Savanna Institute: For more than 20 years Mark Shepard has been raising grass-fed and chestnut finished hogs in a diverse polyculture system that includes perennial forages available from May to October. From currants, mulberries and cherries, to hazelnuts, apples, and hearty finish on chestnuts. Limited space is available, so register today at www.savannainstitute.org/events.html.
December 7 – 8: 6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering in Madison, Wisconsin. If you’re interested in perennial crops and pastured livestock, come learn what farmers, scientists, and others are discovering – what’s working and what needs more work. More information and registration at http://www.savannainstitute.org/perennial-farm-gathering.html
January 31 – February 1: 12th Annual Kansas Natural Resource Conference in Manhattan, Kansas. http://www.kansasnrc.org/