Your are invited: WBEZ: “Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food”

“Eating with Understanding and Gratitude: Rethinking our Relationship to Food” Poet and essayist Wendell Berry strongly believes “small-scale farming is essential to healthy local economies, and that strong local economies are essential to the survival of the species and the well-being of the planet.” So what can we as city people do to address the…

Harambee Goats featured on WBEZ

Carolyn Ioder was recently covered by WBEZ in a story about her backyard farm and inspiring vision for urban agriculture. Also featured in the story was Urban Chicken Jennifer Murtoff. You can read the extensive story on the WBEZ website. Congratulations to Carolyn, Jennifer and the wider Root-Riot community for helping to inspire this wonderful story.

Garden Clean up and Pizza!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone, Just a quick reminder that we are going to be doing garden clean ups at each of the three Root Riot Gardens followed by Pizza at Leona’s in Oak Park. This is a great way to get over your guilt or justify more over eating 😉 Noon- Clean up Root-Riot: Kuumba Tre…

Beekeeping in Oak Park

Oak Parkers: Come to the aid of honeybees, and help your garden grow, too. For decades, Oak Park has had a ban on beekeeping–it’s considered a nuisance under village code. But that may change. Oak Park’s Village Board of Trustees will soon begin to consider amending the ordinance prohibiting beekeeping. As a gardener, you likely…

The Hosta Happening; A Heifer Foundation Event

The Hosta Happening Rich’s Foxwillow Pines 11618 McConnell Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098 815-338-7442 or coniflora@aol.com Saturday, June 11, 2011 9:00 am to 4:00 pm The Hosta Happening has hundreds of varieties of hostas for sale to benefit Heifer Foundation. All hostas one gallon or smaller are $5.00!  Heifer International (HI) is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated…