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
Green Horizons: A Newsletter from the Center for Agroforestry
Check out the latest newsletter at http://agebb.missouri.edu/agforest/index.php
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
January 1: Happy New Year’s Day. Time for resolutions we may or may not keep.
January 8: Elvis Presley’s Birthday. Has the King left the building?
January 9: Past Chair’s Birthday. If you need a gift idea for her, she looks good in a blue Camaro!
January 10: National Houseplant Appreciation Day. If you don’t have one, buy one or two!
January 14: Clean Your Desk Day. Who has time to do that?
January 16 – February 20: Introduction to Tree Fruit Production (Online Course).
This all-levels course will cover basic concepts in orchard management. Instructors Anna Wallis and Michael
Basedow, will review orchard venture analysis and business planning, tree fruit botany and orchard management,
integrated pest management, harvest, cold storage and marketing. Registration closes January 6; the course fee is
$250. More information at http://smallfarms.cornell.edu/online-courses/course-descriptions/introduction-to-treefruit-
January 17 – 19: Practical Farmers of Iowa “Cultivating Connections” 2019 Conference in Ames, Iowa
The 2019 Practical Farmers of Iowa conference is focused on cultivating connections: learn how to cultivate healthy
soil, vision a farmland legacy, engage with your community, and renew your inspiration for resilient farms. On
Thursday, January 17th, two “short course” sessions will take place; one on silvopasture with Keefe Keeley, Steve
Gabriel, and Diane Mayerfeld, and a second on orcharding with Steve Louis, Michael Phillips and others. See the
entire program and register at https://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference/
January 21: Martin Luther King Day. https://nationaltoday.com/martin-luther-king-jr-day/
January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day. Go out and feed a squirrel! https://nationaltoday.com/national-squirrel-appreciation-day/
January 24: National Fun at Work Day. We are foresters! Everyday is fun at work day! Other than when we have to do paperwork! But, that just means we have to plant more trees!
January 30 – 31: 10th Annual Agroforestry Symposium in Columbia, Missouri. The theme this year is Innovation to Entrepreneurship: Fostering a Culture of Research Translation. http://www.centerforagroforestry.org/events/symposia.php
January 31 – February 1: 12th Annual Kansas Natural Resource Conference in Manhattan, Kansas. http://www.kansasnrc.org/
February 1: Document the Source of Wild Ginseng Webinar with Erick Burkhart
The NEMA Agroforestry Webinar Series will host Eric Burkhart, Penn State University faculty and Plant Science
Program Director at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, to discuss the results of six years of surveying Panax
quinquefolius L. in Pennsylvania, yielding insights into forest farming and husbandry participation. More
information at http://www.nemaagroforestry.org/webinars/
February 2: Chestnut Growers Workshop in Madrid, Iowa through the Practical Farmers of Iowa
In this full-day workshop, learn from a number of experts about all aspects of chestnut production and marketing.
Topics will include site selection, planting and tree management, varietal recommendations, grafted vs seedling trees,
harvesting and curing, marketing and financial resources. Cost to attend is $10 for PFI members and $60 for nonmembers.
February 2: Groundhog’s Day
Will he see his shadow? Is winter about over?
February 4: Super Bowl Sunday!