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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.

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