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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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Welcoming our New Board of Directors!

We are excited to announce our new Board of Directors!  In order to make Growing Food and Sustainability run more smoothly, this year we decided to organize our Program Leaders into specific roles and responsibilities.  This structure will allow us … Continue reading

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Dining for Good

Hello Friends! This is Gabrielle reporting in as the GFS Youth Farm Director.  As you know, a big goal of ours is to provide fresh, local produce to the Middleton community.  To that end, we have donated over 2,500 pounds … Continue reading

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Reflections from this Summer’s Interns

Thanks to a wonderful intern group, we were able to accomplish so much this summer!  Below, a few of them reflect on their experience with our program this summer: Grant: “This summer was filled with great new adventures. As a … Continue reading

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Our First Two Years and Growing Strong

By: Gabrielle Hinahara Around this time two years ago, my sister Natalie and I hatched the idea for Growing Food and Sustainability.  It’s amazing to see how far our program has come since then, when it was just words and … Continue reading

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Food and Discovery

By: Allison Guertler Coming from a student that just graduated from college, the world is a scary place. I took three years of Food Science before I decided it was not for me and graduated with Community and Environmental Sociology. … Continue reading

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