Join the Mid-America Homesteading Conference at Joliet Junior College for Saturday, September 1. There are sessions on gardening, canning, raising all sorts of livestock, and making money on your homestead, whether it is in the city or country. Check out the web page for more info: http://www.homesteadingconference.com/
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In a disappointing 5-2 vote last night, the Village of Northbrook, IL, razed hopes for backyard chicken keepers. Attendees felt the trustees had made their decisions prior to the meeting, rather than entertaining the evidence presented.
This, of course, overshadows the Cubs 7-4 loss over the Brewers.
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.
If you are a Cook County resident, this is for you! It comes from the Cook County Food System Steering Committee.
YOUR voice is important. Please share this with others.
This is a very exciting moment in Illinois and US food policy: One of the most populous counties in the country is considering the creation of a food council, as well as specific food issues.
Do you live or work in Cook County, Illinois? If so, you are invited to complete a survey on how government laws, rules, ordinances, regulations and programs affect the way we eat, grow, transport, store, process, distribute, sell, or handle food or food waste.
Hats off to the Evanstoners who worked so hard for the right to the pursuit of avian happiness in their own backyards!
On September 28, 2010, Evanston city council voted 6 to 3 to allow residents to have chickens, overturning a 36-year ban on chicken keeping. Residents will keep hens for eggs, fertilizer, and as pets.
There’s a catch, though: residents will have to pay a $50 licensing fee to keep hens.
Concerns included noise, small, rodent infestation, and predators; however, chicken supporters surveyed officials in 20 locales where chicken keeping is legal, and officials reported satisfaction with the existing laws.
To read the Tribune article, click here.