Posts Tagged ‘food’

Speakers Sought for Chicago’s Good Food Festival


Are you an expert bee-keeper? A master preserver? A composting guru? We want to hear from you! FamilyFarmed.org in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture, the Chicago Botanic Garden, Edible Alchemy, and Faith’s Farm, are seeking speakers for micro-workshops to be presented on the Good Food Commons at the 10th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference on Saturday, March 15, 2014

We had over 70 sessions last year, and we’re open to hearing any and all of your ideas! You can learn more here: http://goodfoodfestivals.com/blog/chicago/present-a-session-at-the-good-food-commons/

Lily Baker

708.763.9920
Save the Date!
10th Annual Good Food Festival & Conference
March 13th-15th, 2014
UIC Forum, Chicago, IL


For more urban agriculture news, information and opportunities, visit AUA at http://auachicago.org/

Applications are due Wednesday January 15th, so now’s the time to apply!

 

 

 

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Chicken Digestion 101


Did you ever wonder how your chicken “chews” food without teeth, or what the path is that food follows through the body? Check out this helpful post on chicken digestion.

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8 September, 2012: Food Ethics Presentation at Stickney Public Library


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Saturday, September 8 at 12 pm
Stickney Forest View Public Library
6800 W. 43rd, Stickney, 60402
Learn about the basics of food ethics in the 21st Century and what it means for you and your family. Jen Murtoff will give a presentation followed by a Q & A session. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Adult Services (708) 749-1050 ext. 120.

Local Foods Conference in Rockford, March 17


Join the University of Illinois Extension for the Openfields conference, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Atwood Center in Rockford. Home to Roost will provide the keynote address.

For more information on this event, click here. 

 

From the Mouth of Babes: Birke Baehr on Organic Farming


Check out this TEDTalk from an 11-year-old aspiring farmer!

This is very similar to the food ethics talk I give, but his talk is a little more brief!

Chick Stand to Keep Bedding Out of Water/Food


For those of you getting chicks this spring, the chick stand could be a handy solution to the messy problem of chicks dragging poop and bedding into their food and water.

As suggested by Deborah Niemann, author of Homegrown and Handmade, as the birds get larger, people often hang the feeder/waterer or put it on blocks, but the same simple idea could be applied to prevent the birds from soiling their food and water.

Canadian Right to Food Trial


Piggybacking on my 1/26/2012 post, there is a legal argument over the right to local food in Calgary, which was sparked by backyard hens. Chickens are no longer a pivot point in the argument; it has now encompassed larger issues that involve municipalities determining what their residents consume. Read more here.