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June 24, 2014

 

compost

Composting For Education And The Environment

Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.

April 14, 2014

 

the plant chicago

The Plant Grows Out Of “The Jungle”

This area of Chicago was once known for the meatpacking industry. Today, The Plant hopes to make it a destination for sustainable agriculture.

October 28, 2013

A Taste Of The Silver Screen 

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Food Film Festival Puts Farms In Focus

New York and Chicago's Food Film Festival has seen a spike in submissions for documentaries that follow foods from farm to table.

June 17, 2013

Workaholic 

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Seed To Plate With Chef/Farmer Daniel Marquis

Daniel Marquis is the executive chef at Quay and an organic farmer. Being involved in all levels of production gives him an intimate connection to the food.

April 26, 2013

Strike Again! 

A woman with a megaphone leads strike calls in front of a Chicago McDonaldâs.

Fast Food Strike: Chicago

Twenty days after New York fast food employees struck for higher wages, a group of Chicago workers have taken the torch.

August 23, 2012

Two-Way Street 

anna blessing locally grown

Farmers, Chefs Collaborate To Get Local Food In Restaurants

In her new book, Anna Blessing celebrates the relationships Chicago chefs have with the area farmers that provide their food.

September 7, 2011

Southern Cooking 

soul food

Soul Food Shutting Doors In Chicago

Economic problems, changes in diet, and African-American families moving away from the city has decreased demand for soul food restaurants.

September 6, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

vending machines in the dark

Hooray For Healthy Vending Machines

Down with candy bars, long live the carrot sticks! Healthy vending is being introduced as an alternative to the usual fat, sugar and salt-laden junk foods.

August 20, 2011

Locavores 

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A Tale Of Two Cities: Artisanal Food

Artisanal foods combine the locavore movement -- eating only locally-sourced food -- with a personal touch. Can the movement translate across communities?

April 21, 2011

School Food 

Lunchbox

At This School, Lunch Is Mandatory

Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.

February 25, 2011

Healthy Fast Food 

LYFE Kitchen website

Former McDonald’s Executives Open Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant

LYFE Kitchen will offer fast and casual dining without any butter, cream, or high-fructose corn syrup.

August 11, 2010

Urban Gardening 

strawberries and other plants

How-To: Plant Your Own Edible Balcony Garden

If your apartment building or home owner’s association allows it, growing fruits and vegetables in containers are a great option for summer edibles.

August 9, 2010

Food Deserts 

signs for the federal SNAP program at a farmers market

Farmers Markets And Food Deserts: Access And Economics

The truth about farmer’s market success, as many things in life, it’s perhaps much more complicated than a single factor like walking access.

May 24, 2010

Gardening Tips 

eggshells filled with dirt in an egg carton

Eco-Friendly Gardening: Planting Seedlings In Eggshells

I'd read somewhere that you can actually grow seedlings in eggshells. Would it really work? I finally decided to simply get started and see what happens.

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