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Tips on Expansion from a Central Illinois Flower Farm By Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Desmond Tutu. While I’m not eating an elephant or even growing veggies, I am taking on a project that is seemingly huge, heavy, and overwhelming, so this metaphor […]
Within the confines of a quiet neighborhood where the homes all have the same bones, each yard passed on the drive to the Useful Yard Company, shares insight to the diverse personalities in each home through bright colored flower pots, kids toys, handmade porch benches, and other personal touches. Each yard leads into another right up to the joyous personality of the Useful Yard Company — a permaculture-focused urban farm in Bloomington, IL, providing plants, produce, consulting, and, surprisingly, (for a select crowd) even backyard concerts!
Submitted by Sarah Simeziane on Tue, 10/23/2018 – 1:18pm The winding down of farmers market season always brings mixed emotions with it. On the one hand, it’s getting colder and colder each week and we’ve been at it for 6 months, and in some ways, we’re just ready to be done standing around a parking lot. […]
For the last few months, we have been working with Liberty Prairie Foundation to transition their Northeast Illinois FarmLink program into the new Illinois FarmLink. As a part of that transition, we welcomed Nathan Aaberg and Jeanne Janson to our team at The Land Connection this month, along with new Illinois FarmLink Navigator’s Kyle Reed and Noah Scalero.
With spring well underway, we are starting to see more and more flowers dotting yards, easements, farms, parks, and everywhere in between. We are currently in the thick of some of my favorite bloomers: irises, peonies, bleeding hearts, and dianthus. Even some roses have started to bloom around town. Though some of my favorite flowering […]