Archive for March 19th, 2012

March 23, 2012: Arlington Heights CSA Expo

Come out and show your support for CHICKENS in Arlington Heights at

the 2nd Annual CSA* Expo Friday March 23rd, 6:30-9pm

Arlington Heights Library

500 N. Dunton Avenue, 60004

 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.

Meet local farmers, taste samples, and find out about CSA options in the Northwest Suburbs!

also featuring a screening of the documentary

King Corn

Two recent college grads discover where America’s food comes from when they plant a single acre of corn and follow it from the seed to the dinner plate. With the help of government subsidies, genetically modified seeds and powerful herbicides, America’s most subsidized crop becomes the staple of its cheapest—and most troubling—foods.

Contact Mary Green at or 847-230-0544 for more information

or visit

 *Community Supported Agriculture

28 April: Second Session of Chicago Botanic Garden Set to Open

Due to high demand, the Botanic Garden and Home to Roost will be offering a second class session on April 28. Watch the Botanic Garden’s class page for the new class time.