Workshop: Farming the Savanna
On Saturday, March 15th, Peter Allen will be teaching full-day workshop through the Driftless Folk School on the management of ecologically functional and agriculturally productive landscapes in the Midwest.
Description: For millions of years, the Upper Midwest was home to some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the planet – Oak Savannas. This workshop will provide an ecological history of Midwestern Savannas as a context for the restoration and development of ecologically functional and economically generative savanna agroecosystems. Participants will learn the basic principles for managing agricultural landscapes that produce abundant foods while building soil, sequestering carbon, renewing groundwater reserves, and enhancing biodiversity through the intentional integration of trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, flowers, and livestock. Topics will include the integration of water management and Keyline Design, tree crops, and multi-species rotational grazing.
When: Saturday, March 15 from 9am – 4pm
Where: The ARK, Viroqua, WICost: $60
There are still a few spots still available: