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Monday, February 2, 2015
Go here for more great resources on this topic: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/cat88_4220.html...
Friday, October 24, 2014
Government officials, farmers and others gathered on Saturday, March 29 at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center to discuss how locally grown foods can contribute to our local economy. This first ever Regional Food Summit attracted more than 100 participants. It was organized through a partnership involving Peoria County, City of Peoria, Peoria LISC, Peoria County Health Department, Illin...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Below are several links that might be helpful. Farmers Market Manager Frequently Asked Questions booklet at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/42372.pdf created by the Farmers Market Coalition to guide users through the process of starting a farmers market. Illinois...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
If you are planning a community garden, this toolkit from the University of Missouri will be a big help. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/45968.pdf...
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Our extension offices receive many requests for help with local community gardens in the four counties we serve: Fulton, Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell counties. Although Master Gardeners are not usually available to help with individual gardens, Master Gardener Plant Detectives are on call to answer questions during the garden growing season. A live garden hotline is avail...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Due to severe weather in St. Paul-Minneapolis, Our three presenters, Julie Ristau (former co-chair of On the Commons & Homegrown Minneapolis), Gayle Prest (Sustainability Director, City of Minneapolis) and Kristine Igo (Associate Director, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute –UMN) are not able to come to Peoria for the Seeds2Success - Planning for Community Sustainability, Greater Peo...
Friday, February 21, 2014
NOTE: SUMMIT RESCHEDULED for March 29th DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER DETAINING MINNESOTA PANELISTS In response to the growing trend toward sustainable local food systems, University of Illinois Extension, along with other partners, will hold a food policy summit on Feb. 22 in Peoria, Ill. "Sustainable local food systems balance economic prosperity, environmental...