The Learning Center featured in new book "Farm Together Now”
Angelic Organics Learning Center is one of twenty small farms across America featured in a new book, Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places and Ideas for a New Food Movement by Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker. Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. The authors visited small farms across America, talking to farmers about their engagement in producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. Angelic Organics Learning Center is featured under the heading “The Policy Shapers.” The profile describes the Learning Center’s educational programs and our advocacy work, including our role in the Illinois Food, Farms and Jobs Act of 2009.
Part travelogue, part oral history, part treatise on food politics, the book is a fascinating introduction to a group of people who are working to improve our food system from the ground up. The Learning Center is grateful to be counted among this innovative group of farmers who are each impacting and growing the food system in their own unique way.
Food journalist Michael Pollan recently named Farm Together Now his favorite food book of 2010. Read about it in Grist. For more information and to purchase the book, visit the Farm Together Now website. You can also view a short video which features the participating farms.