One of the exhibitors that Ed spoke with at the Good Food Festival & Conference was Corinne Henry of Angelic Organics Learning Center. Angelic Organics is an organization which addresses three areas: hands-on experiences out at their farm (near Rockford), a farmer training program, and their Urban Initiative which “engages Chicago and Rockford communities in participatory development initiatives that build healthy local food systems.”
Their urban program works with community groups in Rockford, and addresses several areas in Chicago, helping participants “develop the skills, resources, and leadership capacity to grow food and build local food systems”.
Most of the food consumed in this country travels an average of 1,500 miles before it reaches our plate. It’s no surprise, then, that a growing number of urban residents want to get closer to the source of their food. Since food is one of our most direct, personal links with the environment, understanding where our food comes from can help us learn how to care for the earth, too.
Angelic Organics has been in operation for 15 years, and has been expanding its offerings and services into quite a number of areas, check out their web site for details!
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