Category Archives: ASAP Projects

Local Grains Field Day at Janie’s Farm Sept 10

If you are interested in local grains or tasty beer, bread or other foods made from them you will want to attend the Illinois Organic Growers Association field day that will take place at Janie’s Farm on Sept 10. You … Continue reading

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Illinois Organic Growers Association Summer Activities

You’ll want to put these Illinois Organic Growers Association activities on your schedule. First up is the IOGA fest, which will take place at the Gray Farms in Watseka IL on Aug 13.   Come and network, enjoy dinner and dancing … Continue reading

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What on Earth Day would we do without the Student Sustainability Committee?

For Earth Day on campus this year lets thank our Student Sustainability Committee!  Last week they held a symposium in the Illini Ballroom to report on projects they have funded and it was really impressive.  Check out all their funded … Continue reading

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Student Sustainability Committee Symposium

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)/ and Student Sustainability Symposium is tomorrow, talks run from 12 (noon) – 1:30PM followed by posters The Student Sustainability Committee will present their funded projects to the campus community tomorrow! This is an amazing … Continue reading

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Permaculture on Organic Farms

Join eOrganic for a webinar on Permaculture on Organic Farms. The webinar will take place on December 9, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain Time, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, … Continue reading

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Important Update on Foer Visit

We were previously scheduled to have the talk in room 217 today, but we have shifted to room 404, accessible from the northeast and northwest staircases in the Illini Union (those closer to the Green street entrance). For further assistance, … Continue reading

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Eating Animals Review

Next Tuesday at 12:35pm, Jonathan Safran Foer will be doing a “virtual visit” to the Illini Union, in room 404, giving us a chance to ask him questions about his book Eating Animals, a heavy piece of nonfiction. I call it heavy … Continue reading

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Events: Environmental Films in Champaign-Urbana

Fall seems to have snuck up on us while we weren’t looking, but you can feel good about staying indoors (and staying dry) with these thoughtful documentaries to be shown in Champaign-Urbana.

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Clean Water (and what it really means for agriculture)

When was the last time you encountered water from a drinking fountain that wasn’t clear, cool, and pollutant free? Clean water is a given in our society. Our supermarkets are lands of plenty, and that certainly doesn’t stop at the … Continue reading

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Seed Saving Workshop

Prairie Fruits Farm and The Land Connection will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, September 27 from 1-4pm on the principles and history of seed-saving. The workshop will be led by Vicki Nowicki, founder of the Liberty Gardens Seed Lending Library. … Continue reading

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