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Blog Archive: November 2015

Liz Whitehurst
farm tour

Today's blog post was written by Diana Zak, who visited the farm this October. Thanks to Diana for telling her story! 

I wanted to reach out and say how much my husband and I enjoyed the tour you gave to our SUST230 Food class from Roosevelt University. Both of us think the farm is simply wonderful and inspiring, so much so that we purchased a 1/2 CSA for next year and are entertaining attending the Valentine's Day dinner.

farm tourI have learned a great deal over...

Unseasonably high temperatures have made for lovely weather. You may also see bees, which unbeknownst to many, can stay alive year-round. Program Director, Deb Crockett, wrote this delightful & informative post about how to approach a feral bee colony, should you encounter one...

John and Lisa bought their 5-acre farm 19 years ago for $123,000. Before that, they were working for an advertising agency in downtown Chicago. They taught themselves to farm using books from the Rodale Institute and other resources, and by the fifth year they were selling vegetables for a profit. Their original goal was to be fossil fuel–free...