Slow Food Chicago mobs Radical Root Farm
Slow Food Chicago will break out the boots and all-weather gear to help Farmers Alex, Alison, Huck, and River get ready for the season. We will be doing all things farming and the particular chores we do will depend on the weather this spring. Absolutely no farming skills or background required!
Radical Root Farm is a small-scale, certified organic vegetable farm in northern Illinois. They strive to grow nutrient-rich food and believe in the mission of having a more localized, ecologically grown food system. They believe passionately in the art of sustainable and ecological growing of food. We are firm environmentalists and food justice advocates. Our goal is to grow healthy, nutritious food that tastes better and is more nutritious than anything you'll find that's been flown in to a grocery store.
This will be a down and dirty day for all. You will be a farmer for a day. You should be in excellent physical condition to attend this workday.
We'll meet at 9:00am at the Prairie Crossing Farm (see directions to the farm below). Attendees should dress appropriately, for cold or warm weather, and for rainy or dry conditions. Bring boots and a sack lunch. We will work rain or shine.
This event is limited to 30 persons.
Directions to Radical Root Farm in Grayslake, Illinois.
Radical Root farm is part of the Farm Business Development Center in the Prairie Crossing Community. We are located at 32400 N. Harris Road in the Prairie Crossing community in Grayslake, Illinois - just west of Route 45, south of Route 120 and east of Route 137.
Despite what internet maps indicate, Harris Road does not connect to the farm from Route 120. Enter Prairie Crossing via Route 45 at Jones Point Road and follow the signs to the Farm. Parking is along the side of Harris Road between the first and second farm driveways, or in the small parking lot in the North Driveway just past the Yellow Farm House.
Slow Food Chicago seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in our local food system to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
Slow Food is an educational non-profit with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair. Slow Food represents a growing movement of 18,000 members nationally, including over 3,000 supporters in the Chicago area. We seek fulfillment of our mission by: 1) Connecting eaters to the Chicago region's biodiverse and sustainable producers through organizational partnerships, publications, and social events. 2) Increasing public awareness around the economic, environmental, political, and cultural impact of our eating through education, garden projects, and social events.
Radical Root Farm (View)
32400 N. Harris Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
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