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Angelic Organics Learning Center was established as the 501(c)(3) non-profit educational partner to Angelic Organics CSA farm in 1999. Executive Director, Tom Spaulding, and his wife, Neddy Astudillo, joined forces with Biodynamic farmer, John Peterson, and a team of farmers and volunteers to establish a learning center that would foster a vibrant local food economy. Operating out of a renovated chicken coop, they offered workshops, coordinated farmer training programs, and launched educational programs in Chicago & Rockford. 

Angelic Organics Learning Center now reaches more than 5,000 people annually. Our On-Farm Programs include workshops, farm tours, field trips, summer camps, and farm stays or special event rentals for schools and groups at Angelic Organics Lodge. Our Stateline Farm Beginnings program has graduated more than 250 sustainable farmers and our Upper Midwest CRAFT farmer training alliance includes nearly 100 sustainable & organic farms. We also coordinate Urban Argriculture Programs and events in Rockford and Chicago. Our food and farm advocacy work transforms local, state and federal policies. 

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