On a hot, hot July day in Chicago eighteen local residents and interested parties joined Executive Director, Les Kniskern, in discussing Building a Local Food System.
The event was held at Beans & Bagels on Rockwell (at Leland) with generous support by Adam Snow.
The hour-long event covered topics as:
What is a Local Food System?
What are the components?
“Dirty Talk” about Soil Testing
What are Cole Crops, and when to plant them?
And a discussion on Distribution Points? (or, who gets the food?)
Several attendees signed up and got their own seeds to start for fall crop planting.
All participants received fresh herbs, organically grown by NNC at the A&B Farm in Chelsea, MI.
Following the event, half the crowd wandered to The Red Lion for a pint, and a continuing discussion.
Watch for next month’s meeting.