Some views of the roof

Some views of the roof

Here is a view of the bee hive up on the roof of the SIS building! There are no bees inside yet – I’m just…

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Pollination, Ecosystem Services, and LEED

Pollination, Ecosystem Services, and LEED

OK, so we all know pollinators are good, right? Right. Because plants need to be pollinated to bear fruit. And, of course, to reproduce. Here’s…

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It Starts with Bread

It Starts with Bread

I don’t know Vim and Vigor, but I felt their presence this early morning upon awakening. I decided to bake some bread. Eating well, feeling…

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A rant

A rant

It has long puzzled me why things got to be the way they are when I go into the grocery store: organic fruit often has…

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Food and transit related resources

Food and transit related resources

The Community Food Security Coalition is up to all the right stuff. Check them out. Their list of publications is especially impressive. And as long…

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Magic Mushrooms: oil-spill clean-ups

Magic Mushrooms: oil-spill clean-ups

My kitchen is almost never caught without mushrooms in the fridge. I love all sorts of ugly mushrooms, with all their goofy-looking gills and super…

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The Fruit and Labor of Love

The Fruit and Labor of Love

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Today's INSPIRATION: Meals with Dignity out of Homelessness

Today’s INSPIRATION: Meals with Dignity out of Homelessness

This Sunday morning I awoke at 6:00 am. Yes, it was early. But not that bad, considering that by 9:00 I’d done a good deed…

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On the margins of the food crisis

On the margins of the food crisis

There is an interesting piece out that makes me think a lot about our food case study in Langa, Cape Town that I just ran…

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A Food Security Look at Northeast IL

A Food Security Look at Northeast IL

This past week the New York Times featured a story on buying shares of local farms, highlighting Erewon farm and mentioning Angelic Organics right here…

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