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Events: 2015 Conservation Cropping Seminars

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Growing Power “From the Ground Up!” Workshops

Growing Power, a national non-profit with a mission of creating and teaching others to create healthy food from healthy soil, has announced their schedule of workshops for this spring. All workshops will take place at Growing Power’s Community Food Center … Continue reading

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Internship Opportunity: White Violet Center Eco-Justice Intern

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, located in Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, is seeking applicants for the position of Eco-Justice Intern. At WVC you’ll find 320 acres of forestland, 300+ acres of certified organic cropland, a 5 acre organic garden, 2 orchards, a … Continue reading

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Event: 12th Annual Composting Symposium: Building Soil and Community

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th from 9am-3pm at the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community College for the 12th Annual Composting Symposium in Springfield. The symposium is a forum for sharing composting information; stimulating the composting market; and bringing … Continue reading

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Event: Slow Food Springfield Film Festival

Register Here A film festival for everyone interested in learning about and supporting local food systems is planned for Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Foundation Hall at the Old State Capitol (Level 2) in Springfield from 2:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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Event: Community gardening and Urban Farming Workshop Coming to Springfield

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Event: Food Systems for Food Security Symposium

On February 10, 2015, the College of ACES and International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) will host a symposium on Food Systems for Food Security at the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center. Faculty, staff, post docs, graduate students, and … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program Open

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program gives out $100,000 a year to students pursuing degrees in sustainable agriculture. The company, which you can read more about here, is dedicated to producing responsible, simple, and nourishing packaged food. You can read about past … Continue reading

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Event: “Stacking ecosystem services” lecture on Friday

Morgan Robertson, assistant professor of Geography at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a lecture on “Stacking ecosystem services: Building environmental markets at the intersection of science, capital, and law” from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Friday, November 7. The lecture will … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Long!

Stephen Long, a UIUC professor and researcher in Genomic and Plant Biology, was named one of Thomas Reuters’s top influential scientific minds in the field of Plant and Animal Science. His research includes topics such as the effects of atmospheric … Continue reading

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