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The real dirt on community gardening in Chicago, food waste composting and Farmer John’s KickStarter Campaign

January 27, 2013 Building a community for community gardeners It has not been a great year for gardeners in the City of Chicago. It didn’t help that we were blasted by heat and drought last summer…and given how odd the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays: Environmental Groups Take on IDNR

December 16, 2012 IDNR: “arbitrary and capricious decision” to approve Starved Rock mining permit – in other words, they’re being sued It’s been exactly a year since I first got wind of the plan to site an open pit frac … Continue reading

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Protecting Chicago’s Trees and Its Wilderness

November 11, 2012 TreeKeepers on the move Twenty-one years ago, Openlands started a project to engage Chicagoans in a effort to better care for what is sometimes known as the urban forest. The program was called TreeKeepers, and in two … Continue reading

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