Coming to Oak Park on Saturday April 12th

Hello All,  Hopefully Spring is coming !!  We are hoping to come up to the Buzz Café on Sat. April 12th   from  12:00 -3:00.  We are bringing up Beef, Pork, Lamb and Eggs.   Sorry about  the chicken, we only have some Bone-In Breasts and Boneless Skinless Breasts available.    The new chicken will be ready for…

The Goat Gaurdian Guild – Sunday April 29th

   The following invitation comes from Root-Riot friend and partner Carolyn Ioder.   For the last several years she has been building a herd of milking goats that divide their time between Harambee and Garfield Park.  She is inviting people to partipate in the Goat Gaurdian Guild and learn the skill joys of raising milking goats. …

Harambee 2013- The year of the fence.

Hi Everyone, While the National Weather Service doesn’t seem to know it, we are now officially in Spring. Gardening season is just around the corner and I want to share some news with you. I spoke with Dave Doig earlier this month and he is confident that the garden space will be available for at…

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…

Seed Swap: 24 March 2013, Sunday 2-4

In case you hadn’t already heard, FPCG is hosting a seed swap in Forest Park this Sunday 2-4PM.  Admission is free as long as people reserve themselves a ticket online prior to the event using eventbrite.  We’ll also have a gardening workshop and a book swap!  For more details see the eventbrite site here:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5694504416 .…

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…