All dates 2015 unless otherwise noted.

Unless otherwise noted, TFI Member Meetings are open to all TFI Members and Friends, and meetings are held at the LaPorte County CVB conference room, Marquette Mall, 4073 S Franklin Street, Michigan City IN 46360

SUN JAN 18  11:00am – 1:00pm
Winter Board of Directors Meeting

SUN APRIL 12  11:00am – 1:00pm
Spring Board of Directors Meeting
at the Tryon Farm Guesthouse

1400 Tryon Road, Michigan City

SAT MAY 16  1:00pm – 2:30pm
Board of Directors Meeting
at the Tryon Farm Barn
1500 Tryon Road, Michigan City

SAT JULY 11  11:30am – 1:30pm
Summer Board of Directors Meeting
at the Tryon Farm Barn

1500 Tryon Road, Michigan City

SAT OCT 10  location + time TBD
Annual Members Meeting
Fall Board of Directors Meeting


SAT MARCH 21  9:30 am at Shady Creek Winery
Coffee with a Ranger!  Paul Labovitz – Dunes National Lakeshore
Join us as we talk with the new Superintendent of the Indiana Dunes National Lakershore.  Free and Open to the Public.

SAT APRIL 18  10:oo am
Spring Bird Walk
Birder & Naturalist Cookie Ferguson of INPAWS (Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society) leads us on a Spring bird walk at Tryon Farm.

Open to the Public! For adults — limited to 10 participants. No experience necessary.
More info:

Boeing Scholars Farm Day
(event rescheduled to Aug 14)

SAT JULY 18  – beginning 7:30am
‘Superhero Saturday’ 5/10k benefit trail run
Save the date!  Tryon Farm Institute and Family Advocates (LaPorte County CASA/’Harmony House’) are coming together to host a unique charitable running event at Tryon Farm. 
More info:

TFI’s 3rd annual Wild Woods Adventure: Wild Camp
Save the Dates!  Join us for our 2015 Wild Camp nature-based 1/2-day camp, led again by skilled outdoorsman and artist Jon Hook.  For kids aged 9-14.

More info:

SUN JULY 26  8:30am
Farm Breakfast Prairie Walk
Immediately before the Tryon Farm Homeowners Association’s annual Farm Breakfast, follow Steve Sass of Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) on a guided tour of TFI’s native sand prairie and wildflowers in their summer bloom.

Imagination Station Farm Field Day
Outdoor environmental educational programming for young students from Michigan City’s Imagination Station.  (Private event.)

LYDIA Farm Field Day
Outdoor environmental educational programming and activities for young adults from Chicago’s LYDIA Home Association.  (Private event.)

Boeing Scholars Farm Day
Educational Farm tour & programming for high-achieving Chicagoland high-school students associated with Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Boeing Scholars program.  (Private event.)

SAT OCT 17  9:00am start
‘Calumet Series’ Tryon Farm guided hike
The ‘Calumet Outdoor Series’ will be visiting Tryon Farm for a fall guided property tour.
Open and Free for all.


SAT JAN 31  evening hours
Donor Appreciation Progressive Dinner at Tryon Farm

Three TFI Members will host a Progressive Dinner to acknowledge and thank the many generous finanicial supporters of the Institute.  Invitation only event. 

SAT FEB 28  10am
location: Shady Creek Winery
Tryon Road Preservation Corridor meeting No.2
Our 2nd stakeholder meeting to discuss opportunities for natural resource access, conservation and economic development along the Tryon Road corridor in Michigan City.