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Introducing our 2014 Interns (Part 3)

Ranondo  Hi I’m Ranondo. I want everyone who reads this to know my mom is a single parent who has been taking care of me my whole life and she’s the person who’s been there through good and bad times. … Continue reading

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The First 3 Weeks of our CSA…including recipes!

We just finished week 3 of our very first CSA (Community Support Agriculture) program ever!  Take a look at what our 11 CSA members have enjoyed so far this summer, plus recipe ideas for you to try at home! Week … Continue reading

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Introducing Our 2014 Interns (Part 2)

Peter Peter is from Rockford, Illinois. He is a recent graduate of Edgewood College with a Biology degree with an environmental studies minor. When not at the GFS youth farm he is most likely cooking at New Orleans Take Out … Continue reading

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Introducing our 2014 Interns (Part 1)

We just wrapped-up the second week of our internship program, and we have a great team in the making!  9 wonderful interns will be working with Growing Food and Sustainability this summer.  Meet 3 of our new interns below! Sara … Continue reading

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Summer Draws Near

Our latest bout of rainy weather hasn’t kept us from moving steadily toward the sunny days of summer! The greenhouse is brimming with seedlings.  Our babies our growing up and in two weeks they will be ready for you to … Continue reading

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Seedlings!

Originally posted on unlikely acres:
We’re growing stuff again! In the middle of March, we planted seeds for cool-season veggies: onions, leeks, and brassicas (cabbage, kale, etc). We’ve started herbs and flowers, too, and yesterday we planted our first warm-season…

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Garden Camp registration is open and our first seeds are planted!

The seeds have been planted for another wonderful and productive season here at GFS. Our 2014 program dates and information is finalized and we are excitedly seeking campers and interns to help us make this summer just as fantastic as … Continue reading

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Apply for a Youth Farm or Education Internship!

Spring is in the air!  Even though it feels spring is miles away, this month we have a made leaps and bounds in our summer planning. Our summer internship application is LIVE! This year we have TWO separate internships: youth … Continue reading

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Reflections and Insights for the New Year

Earlier this month, Robin, Gabrielle, and I attended the annual Grand Aspirations January Gathering in Roger’s Park, Chicago. (Though it tried, we did not let the polar vortex stop us.) Basically, January Gathering is a time for program leaders from … Continue reading

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2013 Accomplishments (Infographic)

Check out our snazzy new infographic featuring our accomplishments for the 2013 season! Infographic Design: Natalie Hinahara and Colin Higgins

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