Mon, 02/11/2013 – 5:10pm The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) conference, now in its 24th year, is an event that welcomes everyone, and that you shouldn’t miss! Going up the escalator, you’ll pass an Amish family, a young African-American couple, a young hipster, a white-bearded old-timer, and a Hispanic family. Basically there’s one […]
One of summer’s unsung heroes is the humble squash. Their delicate skins and flesh cannot be waxed, and so they tend to have a short shelf life, and except for zucchini have all but disappeared from grocery stores. All the more reason to get thee to a farmers market! A New World of Squash There […]
Wed, 03/07/2012 – 8:49am Congratulations to Land Connection founder Terra Brockman on her Women’s History Month award from Lt. Governor Sheila Simon.
Tue, 01/03/2012 – 6:35am In the new piece by journalist Barry Estabrook, he tells the tale of two beef producers. They’re right across the valley from each other, but are worlds apart in their practices. Harris Ranch Beef Company has over 100,000 animals standing around in their manure, fed grain and antibiotics, with not a […]
Mon, 04/18/2011 – 10:59pm In chart and on chart spread: 1. Box Quote. In 2008, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development and the U.N. Environment Program issued a paper (www.unep-unctad.org/cbtf/publications/UNCTAD_DITC_TED_2007_15.pdf) called “Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa.” It concludes: “Organic agriculture can increase agricultural productivity and can raise incomes with low-cost, locally available […]
Tue, 02/22/2011 – 2:04pm YES WE CAN . . . find delicious local foods in the dead of winter! Join our host, Celebrity Blogger and Economic Developer Marty Vanags, for a 5-course sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Josh Huddleston using ingredients from Central Illinois farms, perfectly paired with wines selected by Celebrity Sommelier Chris Koos. […]