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Join Growing Food and Sustainability’s Cooperative Farm!

Growing Food and Sustainability has been running a Youth Farm program for three years. This year we are transitioning to a cooperative model! We are looking for people to join our team of volunteer cooperative members who are excited about … Continue reading

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Our First CSA Season (with photos and recipes!)

Thanks to the 11 families who took a risk and joined GFS for our first (and not last!) CSA season! Here’s a visual wrap-up of all of the produce our members enjoyed this season, plus a list of all of … Continue reading

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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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