Category Archives: Local Food Production

Guerrilla Gardening – 1

Weeks with weather like we’re having now are considered AWESOME by those of us who practice a type of Tactical Urbanism called “Guerrilla Gardening“. This involves private individuals and small groups taking action to covertly re-green and add value to … Continue reading


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Fallen Fruit

This picture shows the healthy, loaded apple tree in front of the RLB Village Hall, southwest side by the RLB Police Dept offices. The apples have a nice crunch, and a wonderful sweet/tart flavor like Gala or Braeburn. This post will tell … Continue reading

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Food for your Homestead

As the economy continues to stagnate, the “trickle-down” of Federal funds trickles even less due to the “Sequester“, and the State of Illinois falls further behind in payments. Belts are tightened another notch, and the local and regional outlooks for the … Continue reading

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A Local Farmers’ Market as a Business Incubator

Business Incubator (Wikipedia): “Programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business-support resources and services.” “Business Incubation” programs are popping-up all over the country as local Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations, municipal governments and … Continue reading

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Farmers Markets & Low-Income Communities

“Will we ever get a Farmers’ Market here in the Round Lake area?” We hear that question a lot, and will continue to explore that over several posts like this one, which deals with a common mis-perception about the cost … Continue reading

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