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  1. Starting Out: A First Season on Gray's Farm

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    'Central Illinois Farm Beginnings' graduates Marty and Crystal Gray reflect on their first season in Donovan Illinois. Their produce can currently be found at the Division Street Market…

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    • University of Illinois Supplying Cafeterias from New Student Run Farm

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      Students at the University of Illinois are growing their own food on a campus farm. Visit the project's blog at: http://nreshortstudentfarm.blogspot.com/

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      • Restoration Agriculture at University of Illinois

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        Students at the University of Illinois initiated a study of permaculture design in Spring 2012 at the Sustainable Student Farm on the South Farms of the Urbana, Illinois Campus. The study is called…

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        • An Introduction to Companion Planting

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          Horticulturalist Abram Bicksler explains the hows and whys of companion planting. His talk is paired with useful slides, recommended readings and sprinkled with a bit of history. A sound introduction! …

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          • Study Compares Organic and Conventionally Farmed Soils

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            Larry Phelan of Ohio State discovered that plants grown in biologically active and complex soils, like those farmed organically, are more resistant to drought, pests, weeds and nutrient spikes.

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            • Groundbreaking New Equipment for Mechanical Cover Crop Control

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              Farmer Allen William's new Case True Tandem Vertical Tillage Machine controls rye and hairy vetch in one pass without greatly disturbing the soil. He discusses this revolutionary mechanical…

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              • Energy Grass Furnace for Illinois Homes

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                Natural Resources Educator Gary Letterly introduces the Christian County Extension office's biomass furnace. The furnace has been modified to burn energy grass pellets from the Dudley Smith…

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                • Farmer Allen Williams Discusses Pros and Cons of EQIP Organic Initiative

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                  • Zapping Dirt in the Search for Soil Carbon

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                    Across America, landowners are being paid to take carbon out of the atmosphere and sequester it in their soil. Researchers at the University of Illinois are pioneering a cheap, efficient method to…

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                    • Cultivating Food Democracy: Victory Gardens for the 21st Century

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                      Farmer and writer Terra Brockman explores the colorful history of victory gardens and explains how a return to citizen gardening could create healthful, secure and community-driven food systems. Ms.…

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                      • Pilot Composting Project to Nourish Campus Farm at University of Illinois

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                        Students at the University of Illinois are experimenting with ways to convert food waste into compost for their campus farm. Project is run by the University of Illinois Students for Environmental…

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                        • UC-Davis's Student Farm, Lessons for Illinois with Mark Van Horn

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                          Since 1977 UC-Davis's student farm has proven fertile ground for research, experiential learning and community building. There's a lot we can learn from their successes and failures. In…

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