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New Urban Gardening Research And More – Get Up to Speed!

Article by Laura Witzling The first community gardening literature review has been published, a massive quantitative research study on urban soil in New York community gardens is underway, Mother Jones just featured a powerful spread of photographs from a Chicago … Continue reading

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Farmers vs. Monsanto

Agriculture giant Monsanto has been taking a lot of heat lately, arguably for good reason. Specifically, for a pleasant little habit of suing farmers for patent infringement after said farmer’s crops had been unintentionally contaminated by Monsanto’s genetically modified seed. … Continue reading

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Restoration Agriculture Project. Check out the video!

Article and video by Heather Faivre This spring students at the University of Illinois initiated a study of permaculture design at the Sustainable Student Farm on the South Farms of the Urbana, Illinois Campus. The study is called Restoration Agriculture, … Continue reading

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Sangamon Watershed Celebration

Next week The Agricultural Watershed Institute invites you to celebrate the 8th Annual Sangamon Watershed Celebration at Shilling Center at Richland Community College. Taking place on the 27-28, with a buffet on the 27th, a Friday, starting at 6. There … Continue reading

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House Prepares to Discuss Farm Bill

One in a continuing series of posts concerning the 2012 Farm Bill In the last two weeks the Farm Bill has passed from the Senate to the House, with the latter preparing to take the bill to the House Agriculture … Continue reading

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Monday Funday

Howdy everybody, hope your week’s getting off to a good start. I bring to you, for your viewing pleasure, a neat little tool put out by LocalHarvest.com, which you can use to look up farmers markets, grocery co-ops and other … Continue reading

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NSAIS Field Day in Sidney, Illinois

The Central Illinois Sustainable Farming Network will be hosting a workshop focusing on ┬ápasture management, animal health, and livestock production in Sidney, IL (very close to C-U!) on June 9th. The workshop will feature a tour of Bane Family Meats … Continue reading

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Check Out the Food Environment Atlas

New from our friends at the United States Department of Agriculture is the Food Environment Atlas, a very interesting tool that allows the comparison of dozens of variables, such as the availability of farmers markets, the rate of diabetes and … Continue reading

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eOrganic Weed Control Webinar TOMORROW

There’s still time to register for the webinar tomorrow on Cultivation and Seed Bank Management for Improved Weed Control by Eric Gallandt, of the University of Maine. The presenter will discuss tools and techniques that can improve cultivation efficacy, as … Continue reading

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Are benefits of berries pie in the sky?

Kaume et al. provide tremendous insight to the biochemical properties of the blackberry and their medical application. The phenolic properties have potential to be implicated in range of manners including: anitobesity, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. As Kaume et al. mention, … Continue reading

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