Fri, 09/10/2010 – 12:22pm Join The Land Connection and local sponsors in welcoming Dr. Sandra Steingraber and film-maker Chanda Chevannes to the Illinois screenings of the new documentary that explores the connections between chemicals in our environment (including agricultural chemicals) and cancer. Immediately following each screening is a Q/A session with central IL native and […]
Farmer Cathe Capel discusses the challenges of operating a small sheep farmer and problems facing American agriculture.
Agriculture sustains us, conditions our bodies, and shapes—even manufactures—our environments. Driving the American highway system, one is easily struck by the omnipresent nature of industrial agriculture over the countryside. Simultaneously, the production and externalities of agricultural products are alienated from us when we go to a grocery store or purchase dinner from a local restaurant. […]
Interviews with farmers that ask questions pertaining to the business, environmental impacts, and sustainability agriculture
Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics #1 Maggie Taylor of Delight Flower Farm in Champaign, IL discusses some helpful tips to prevent wear and tear on your wrists while farming and some stretches you can do if your wrists are getting sore. Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics #2 Maggie Taylor demonstrates the importance of using […]
Principles of Mechanical Weed Control #1 Learn about some of the equipment used in mechanical weed control from Hans Bishop of PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL. Principles of Mechanical Weed Control #2 Hans Bishop of PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL takes us through setting up a piece of equipment used for mechanical weed control […]