by Eva Moss, Farm Commons As farmers, you’re no stranger to challenges whether in the field, at market, in the office, or at home. Farming takes guts, especially when facing complex legal issues. However, the key to legal resiliency often isn’t in knowing more law – it’s in building strong relationships. Because that’s just what […]
The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois Awards TLC 2 Grants for 2020!
The Land Connection was privileged to receive 2 grants from the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois (CFECI) to be used towards programming and professional development in 2020. The first award was through their Nonprofit Capacity Building Microgrant program. These grants are jointly funded by the Lumpkin Family Foundation and CFECI. TLC was awarded funding […]
After the Rains…Keeping the Soil and Nutrients in Place
You know how here in Illinois folks say things like, “don’t like the weather? Wait ten minutes.” Well, that warning seems to be coming true more frequently these days. 2019 kicked off with turbulent weather—an arctic blast followed by a healthy dump of snow and we were well on our way to an exciting year. […]
Grow With Savanna Institute
by Kristy Gruley, PhD, Education Program Manager, Savanna Institute Join Savanna Institute in seeing more diversity and trees across the Midwest – apply for an apprenticeship and/or new job positions now! My agroforestry apprenticeship at Mary Dirty Face Farm has served as a space to think, learn, practice, dream, and grow further into myself as […]
Five Illinois Farm Organizations Awarded Farm Aid Funds
Farm Aid distributed over $1 million in grants nationally – and $27,000 in Illinois – to farm families, scholarships, and 95 family farm, rural service and urban agriculture organizations SPRINGFIELD, IL — Five Illinois farm and food organizations received grants from Farm Aid this week. Founded by Willie Nelson, Farm Aid has raised $57 million […]
Specialty Crops for the Holidays!
The holiday season is upon us! Yes, Thanksgiving is in two days and yes, Christmas decorations have been in stores for over a month already. But don’t get too fed up with the holidays just yet because the holidays are really about food, friendship, and family. Food is what brings family and friends together, to […]