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Food and Farming

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Food and Farming: Eating Local & Urban Gardens

 

Growing some of your own food is an economical and rewarding way to help our environment.  So is patronizing restaurants and groceries that practice sustainable farming and use/sell locally grown foods. 

 

KITCHEN GARDENERS INTERNATIONAL

The British are leading an international effort to find the simplest way to get healthy food from the earth to your mouth.

 

VICTORY GARDEN REVIVAL

Reacquaint yourself with a time when “victory” meant self-reliance and independence from corporate food systems.

 

UNIVERISTY OF ILLINOIS AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICE      

Talk direct with master gardeners to learn more about your gardening and food safety concerns.

 

PICK YOUR OWN

Northern Illinois and learn recipes for your harvest.

 

 

LOCAL HARVEST  

Consumers connect with local Illinois farmers who practice sustainable farming, including pastured farm animal products and view and learn about local events designed for the suburban gardener.

 

AMERICAN TOWNS

Search by community for restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers markets that promote locally grown foods. 

 

ILLINOIS FARM DIRECT

The University of Illinois and the Department of Agriculture promotes more than 600 Illinois farmers who practice agroecology/sustainable agriculture, seasonal eating and the slow food movement.

 

City Farmer is an E-magazine that has a global perspective focusing on improving food quality everywhere from Africa to Winnipeg.

 

NATIONAL FAMILY FARM COALITION

A political action forum for family farmers and a chance for non-farmers to learn about farm policy.

 

PATH TO FREEDOM

Mission is to “think globally and live locally” a project designed to help people simplify their lives.

 

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