Business Models,cityscapes,ideas & concepts,Urban Farming,Zero Waste

Citizens vs Patriot Acres: A Compost Controversy in Chicagoland

25 May , 2017  

Patriot Acres' Site Plan in Des Plaines, IL near Chicago

When it comes to issues concerning our global economic and ecological future, it is all too easy to frame the discussion as a binary debate. … [Read the rest]

, ,

Homesteading,Urban Farming

Why Eating Sustainable Foods Is Essential For Living A Sustainable Life

21 Jan , 2017  

To me, one aspect of living sustainably means learning to make simple, nutritional foods that would otherwise be highly processed and store-bought. In my head, sustainability and frugality go hand-in-hand and I work diligently to convert my food purchases to homemade options on a regular basis to help on both fronts.… [Read the rest]


cityscapes,events,Urban Farming

Growing Power’s National-International Urban and Small Farm’s Conference

20 Sep , 2016  

Get ready for Growing Power's conference:

The Growing Food and Justice for All's
Intensive Leadership and Facilitator Training (ILFT)

Growing Power's National- International Urban and Small Farms Conference
Pre-Conference Training
November 16 -18 , 2016
Growing Power Warehouse

Designed to build a community of leaders and provide intensive training and dialogue for participants to facilitate anti-racist food justice in their own programs and communities.… [Read the rest]


affordablility,cityscapes,events,Urban Farming

Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building

18 Sep , 2016  

Growing Power's National International Urban and Small Farms Conference "Lets Scale it Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best practices in growing, distribution and community building" will be from November 18-20, 2016 at the Growing Power Warehouse 13111 W.… [Read the rest]

, , , , ,

cityscapes,Homesteading,Urban Farming

Must watch: More Than Honey

12 Apr , 2016   Video


Okay, it's pretty tough to watch. You should know that before you sit back on your couch with some popcorn to watch More Than Honey.

But, this is a must-watch for anyone working on food systems.… [Read the rest]

Bee-Licious,Urban Farming

Waiting for Spring

23 Mar , 2016  

I started the IVF process with the hope of a bounty of eggs, and ultimately a bounty of embryos.  I knew that all the drugs I was taking would help me cultivate follicles the size of grapes full of juicy, gelatinous, goo that housed little, almost microscopic eggs, and the number of follicles I was producing was plentiful. … [Read the rest]



21 Feb , 2016  

Here’s an update.  I moved next door to my brother in August in the hopes that as a single woman I would have family support when I got pregnant from sperm from a sperm bank. … [Read the rest]

Bee-Licious,Urban Farming

Me and Not Me

28 Nov , 2015  

Once you prepare your bees for the winter, you can’t check on them again until spring.  If you open the hive, the cold air kills them.  When the temperature outside dips below 54 degrees, they form a hive cluster, like penguins, but spherical. … [Read the rest]

affordablility,cityscapes,Urban Farming

Building Tiny Homes for the Homeless

24 Nov , 2015   Video

This story speaks for itself.

The issue of homelessness has been more and more obvious here in the Bay Area. Not just here, of course, but prevalent enough to cause the City of San Francisco to establish a new organization to address the issue.… [Read the rest]