Whenever I do my own taxes I always linger on the line that asks you to check it off if a certain percentage of your income came from farming. My mind drifts and I begin to wonder what it would be like to be a farmer, maybe owning a small rural farm or an urban farm consisting of growing on a number of empty lots in Chicago.
If you've found yourself having the same daydream then you've probably also abandoned the idea once you accepted the fact that you had no idea how to go about it.
Angelic Organics Learning Center is a nonprofit educational organization working with communities in Chicago and Rockford to develop community based projects and offer hand-on learning for sustainable agriculture practices.
On June 6th, 2009 from 10:00am to 2:00pm they are conducting a workshop for people who are interested in becoming farmers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The workshop, Urban Farm Dreams: Assessing Risks & Resources to Start a Small Farm or Market Garden, will guide participants through exercises to determine their dream is just a dream, or can become a reality. This workshop will be held at the Chicago office of Angelic Organics Learning Center at 6400 S Kimbark Avenue. For more information visit LearnGrowConnect.org.