The Good Food Commons was the place to cultivate your curiosity!
Photos: Amanda Areias (give me flour)
Presented by the Good Food Festival in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Chicago Botanic Garden, Edible Alchemy, Faith’s Farm,
and Soup & Bread.
Check out the links below for detailed info on sessions and presenters!
Want to savor your farmer’s market bounty or homegrown goodies year round?
The Preserve It Resource Center was the place to learn how to preserve your bounty- from canning to freezing to drying. Presented in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA).
Transform Scraps into Black Gold
The Compost It Resource Center gave us the real dirt on compost. Attendees learned how to compost their kitchen scraps and yard waste, troubleshoot problems, and got their burning questions about urban composting answered by the experts. Presented in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA).
Grow a Green Thumb
Backyard gardeners shared how to transform yards, balconies, and rooftops with 20-minute sessions at the Grow Your Own Resource Center. They taught easy techniques for extending the growing season, seed starting with soil blocks, container gardening, and managing soil quality. Presented in partnership with Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) and Chicago Botanic Garden.
Let’s Get Cooking
Our culinary curiosity was piqued at the Make it Resource Center with a tasty array of sessions on superfood smoothies, quick jams and pickles, infused vinegars and liqueurs. We learned how to make a sourdough starter, sprout microgreens, and make delicious nut milks at home. Presented in partnership with Edible Alchemy.
Chickens, Bees, and Goats — oh my!
The Raise Your Own Resource Center was the place to hold a fluffy baby chick, and learn how to keep bees, raise chickens and keep goats in your back yard. Presented in partnership with Faith’s Farm. Next year maybe we’ll have some real live goats in attendance!
Green and grow your community!
The Community Building Resource Center explored how to cultivate and green your neighborhood. There were sessions on how to start a community garden, nurture a sense of community with Good Food, organize a food swap, and work effectively with community leaders to build green projects. Presented in partnership with Soup & Bread.
With Thanks to Our Partners: