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Event Tue Sep 21 2010

Check Out Growing Home

Growing Home, a nonprofit that provides job training for homeless and low-income Chicagoans in organic agriculture, will host an Employment Training Program Showcase on Saturday, September 25.

The showcase will be at the Wood Street Urban Farm, located at 5814 S. Wood, and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission includes refreshments made from the farm's seasonal organic produce; access to the farm stand; tours of the farm; and workshops on brewing compost tea, keeping produce fresh, growing garlic, building an urban root cellar, and growing an indoor salad garden.

Suggested donation is $5, or a big wad of the used plastic grocery bags you've got stuffed under your sink; Growing Home can re-use them at the farm stand.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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