Category Archives: ASAP Projects

Note on new calendar format

I’ve been working on streamlining our events calendar over the past few months, and trying to figure out how to best accommodate not only our events, but also those of other local organizations with similar purposes. So instead of the … Continue reading

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The State of Food Waste: Gleaning, and Other Ways to Help

After interviewing Jack Paxton for my last article, I had the same thought I know many others have had: “Wow. Maybe I should start thinking more about what I throw away. But how?” I went looking for solutions, maybe to tag them onto … Continue reading

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The State of Food Waste: Freeganism

Jack Paxton is a UC Davis alumnus, professor emeritus of UIUC, teacher at UC-San Diego, and looks every bit the part of a respectable academic. Yet he’s trying to get ordinary people to talk about a topic that many consider the … Continue reading

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Woody Perennial Polyculture Site: Summer 2014 Update

Earlier this summer, I went out with Rob Kanter (writer of Environmental Almanac, instructor in by the School of Earth, Society, and Environment, and also my dad) to the Woody Perennial Polyculture site. The trees were just beginning to bud, and … Continue reading

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ASAP Board Member Update: Richard Weinzierl

Last week, I sat down with ASAP board member Dr. Richard Weinzierl, professor of entomology employed by University of Illinois Extension. He began his description of his work by saying it has  two sides: entomology and non-entomology. The entomology side … Continue reading

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Kanter’s Index

Today, I drove out to central Illinois with three U of I research employees (who, when I asked, said they preferred to remain nameless in this post). I went to interview soil scientist Bill Becker, they to take samples from fields he has … Continue reading

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ASAP Board Member Update: Wes King

Wes King, the director of Illinois Stewardship Alliance (and also a member of the ASAP board), enjoys his work a lot. Two weeks ago, I interviewed him about his involvement in the organization and their current projects.

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Illinois Organic Growers Association is Hiring!

Illinois Organic Growers Association (IOGA) has an opening for a par-time, 20 hours per month association coordinator position.The IOGA Coordinator is the lead staff person of the Illinois Organic Growers Association and will report to the IOGA Governing Board, Administrative Committee … Continue reading

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Craig Cox: “We need to get the right practices in the right places”

Craig Cox knows what he’s talking about. He has worked as a biologist consulting with the US government on sustainability for over thirty years, and has worked on farm bills for nearly twenty. Since 2008, he has been with the … Continue reading

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Organic Crop Improvement Association Scholarships 2014

OCIA Research and Education is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2014 Organic Agriculture Scholarship. Students who apply must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and be taking post-secondary work. Research must be limited to areas clearly benefiting organics. Scholarship … Continue reading

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