Bucket Gardening: Urban Farming for Beginners

Bucket Gardening: Urban Farming for Beginners

The anticipation of biting into homegrown produce is exciting. There is no feeling like waiting for crisp, crunchy cukes to ripen, the right-sized green tomatoes for frying, or little sweet grape tomatoes to eat right off the vine! Increasing numbers of people are interested in growing their own food after experiencing food shortages at some […]

Ms. Pillow-Sidibeh’s Ecological Restoration Program Enters Its Second Year

Ms. Pillow-Sidibeh’s Ecological Restoration Program Enters Its Second Year

According to the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), ecological restoration assists the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. The Wildlife Ecological Restoration Program is the brainchild of Marshall High School Agriculture educator Babara Pillow-Sidibeh. She is one of the few Black agriculture educators in the state of Illinois. Ms. Pillow-Sidibeh’s […]

Little Village Food Pantry Helps the Community Bounce Back

Little Village Food Pantry Helps the Community Bounce Back

The Amor de Dios food pantry in Little Village, run by Pastor Ramiro Rodriguez, positively connects to those in the community. It has also been a source of fulfillment and assurance during these unprecedented times and, as of today, May 24, 2021, continues that mission. A couple of months ago, a teenage boy, Adam Toledo, […]

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