Posts Tagged ‘organic’

Food Growing Summit 2014

FGS website and inspired


Farm Market: Edmonds Acres

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What is ‘Chicago Farm and Table’?

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Our mission is to serve as an objective directory and information base… an all-in-one source for Chicagoans seeking information on any or all of the following topics : locally grown, organic, sustainably grown, grass-fed, free-range, urban agriculture, community supported agriculture, farmer’s markets, and local restaurants, bakeries and other dining establishments that support any or all of the above.  We have  information […]


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First, I want to tell you that I really enjoyed learning about vermicomposting from my new friend Momone.  If you don’t know what vermicomposting is, it’s basically using captive worms to make compost on a smaller scale than a compost pile in your yard.  See the definition further down in the article for the more scientific […]

What’s Local and in Season Now

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Remember that many local farms offer U-Pick throughout the growing season….  

My Big Garden Blog

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          Recent Topics: The Latest From the Garden…2014 SEASON

Interview: Deborah Niemann

    Deborah Niemann runs ‘Antiquity Oaks Farm’ with her family, in rural Illinois. She has just published her first book, “Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living”, (New Society Publishers, 2011).  

Start Your Garden!

Harambee Community Garden in Chicago's Austin Neighborhood

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year.  Time to go through the seed catalogs, if you haven’t already placed your orders during the dreary winter days.  Time to think about preparing the soil, investigating best planting techniques to ward off summer pests, and draw up some plans for this years delicious yields. (Pictured: Harambee Community Garden in […]

Yes, those are really hens in your neighbor’s yard!


In case you haven’t noticed, urban chicken farming is becoming more and more common in Chicago.  With the growing interest in eating fresher, healthier food, Chicagoans have taken this food ethic in hand – it is after all, a way of life.  Pioneers in do-it-yourself urban agriculture are surfacing all over the city. And not […]

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