Food From Your Backyard: Sustainable Farming in Illinois
Listen in as local and regional leaders discuss the new law in Illinois that starts building the infrastructure for a real regional food system. Presenters discuss legislation that establishes a council to develop a fresh farm and food system in the state as well as a system that allows buyers for state agencies to pay up to 10 percent above the lowest bid when purchasing locally grown foods.
Panelists: Lindsay Record, Illinois Stewardship Program; LaDonna Redmond, Institute for Community Resource Development (ICRD); Angela Mason, Director, Community Gardening and Green Youth Farm, Chicago Botanic Garden. Moderator: Laurel Ross, The Field Museum.
Recorded Thursday, October 21, 2010 at The Field Museum.