Saturday, January 15, 2011

RSVP Now...

Don't miss our Growing a Party Fermentation Workshop this Mon 1/17 6:30p MLK Day - Let's Cultivate!

Monday, January 17 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

SD Rehab (
1962 N. Bissell 2nd floor
Chicago, IL

The Growing a Party team (WeFarm, Appetite for Balance and Urban Worm Girl) will be presenting workshop demos and samples of homemade yogurt, sourdough starter and apple cider! Join us for the 1st in a series of 3 winter time fermentation workshops, as we show you how to bring healthy, tasty and all-important ferments into your home!
There is a $20-30 pay what you can fee for the workshop and take-aways.

RSVP NOW at info@appetiteforbalance or
Space is limited to 30!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pesticides are killing more than just pests

Think twice when you drop Rat Poison behind your fridge, but also when you pick up that "conventional"/chem-dipped produce:

Chicago's own Academy for Global Citizenship in the News

Minor changes in School Lunches go a long way. By no means the solution to the problem, but a start for sure

The real story here is not the USDA's changes, but how AGC serves ORGANIC Breakfast AND Lunch! Not to mention their GARDEN, CHICKENS, SOLAR PANELS, AND YOGA!

A model school for the city for sure.
Check out the website and schedule a visit:

Monday, January 10, 2011


Join One Seed Chicago and NeighborSpace as they promote urban gardens here in Chicago one seed at a time:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

In case you were wondering

In 2007, there were 18,467 more small farms counted than in 2002. This Census report helps reveal trends and the who, what, and where:

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Trouble in Limbo...

This CANNOT be overlooked. These creatures are absolutely essential to our existence: