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Loyola to host Urban Food Symposium

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Chicago, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Food. It’s a topic that keeps expanding. And Loyola University Chicago will add to the national conversation on Saturday, September 7, when it hosts the Urban Food Symposium at its new Institute for Environmental...

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When nothing grew, soil became prime suspect

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Hot Topics | 2 comments

Part 1 Installing a new raised bed always raises a gardener’s expectations and hopes for a productive season of vegetable growing. The fresh, woodsy scent of the cedar boards to build the bed, the earthy smell of...

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Chicago’s South Shore gets a farmers market

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

With the Chicago skyline as a backdrop and the lakeshore at its doorstep, the...

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Grow lights are essential for healthy seedlings

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Hot Topics | 1 comment

My daughter bounded up the basement stairs today and jokingly asked, “Hey, Mom, are you growing marijuana down here?” She had spotted my grow light and the tiny green sprouts popping out of the pots of dirt on the basement floor. “No,” I reassured her, “it’s the beginning of my vegetable garden.”

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School gardens to take root with unused NATO funds

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Chicago, local Agriculture | 0 comments

Students at 60 Chicago Public Schools soon will be getting lessons in growing food from a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit called The Kitchen [Community] (TKC).

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Chicago Food hubs connect producers, buyers

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

The U. S. Department of Agriculture has compiled the first Regional Food Hub...

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