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farm aid turns 30 and throws a rocking party, sept. 19, chicago

   Farm Aid 30  will be at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday, September 19! Tickets on sale August 3 with (limited) discounted tickets available to farmers. There are plenty of ways for farmers, advocacy groups, and social media faries to get involved. More details: here! If you aren't familiar with Farm Aid yet, it's […]

Posted: August 2 2015
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a new farm incubator project

At Pushing the Envelope Farm in Geneva, IL.  We love seeing these projects pop up across the country!  Download their advertisement HERE

Posted: July 9 2013
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chicago urban farmers

making it happen!  Check out their kickstarter campaign Chicago ‘Cooperation Operation’ to Transform South Side Lot into Creative Farm-scapeby Whitney Richardson The Cooperation Operation (Coop Op) is a diverse group of young social & food justice activists working to create a cooperatively run urban community garden in Chicago's South Side Pullman neighborhood. A quarter of […]

Posted: May 6 2013
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local food + land trusts

"Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts" By Erik Hoffner / February 2013 Grist guest contributor  When a land trust in Grayslake, Illinois, made a strategic decision in 2005 to include farmland in its list of property types to preserve, it joined scores of traditional ‘woods and waters’ trusts across the U.S. which are increasingly preserving […]

Posted: February 23 2013
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mid-america homesteading conference

Featuring speakers from around the Midwest, the Mid-America Homesteading Conference will be held September 1 at Joliet Junior College. Participants will have a choice of three topics in each of the six, hour-long sessions presented throughout the day, including those appropriate for people who live in the city, suburbs, or country. “There has been a […]

Posted: July 18 2012
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vegetable farmer position in Illinois

Sola Gratia Farm, LLC is hiring. Position: Vegetable Farmer Location: Urbana, Illinois Start date: January, 2012 Duration: Full Time Salary: $32,000 (benefits negotiable) POSITION DESCRIPTION: We seek a farmer to manage a 3 acre Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. Responsibilities will include: • develop a yearly fruit/vegetable growing plan • plant, weed, water, and harvest […]

Posted: December 5 2011
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mad geniuses in chicago

funny to make electricity from sun, then grow plants with artificial lights... but it is cool to have a retrofit warehouse. Here's their website: The Plant And an ABC piece about the project is here:

Posted: November 29 2011
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midwest mixer, coming right up

  August 13-14, Angelic Organics Farm and Angelic Organics Learning Center, Caledonia IL Please join the Biodynamic Initiative for the Next Generation (BING) and Upper Midwest CRAFT for a summer gathering of young (and young at heart) farmers and friends! Come meet and mingle with fellow young agrarians and take part in a lively weekend […]

Posted: July 19 2011