The Talking Farm
The Talking Farm (TTF) is a non-profit urban agriculture organization headquartered in Evanston, Illinois. It is committed to providing local, fresh food and educational opportunities for the surrounding community. TTF advocates sustainable agriculture and organic growing practices and runs the Edible Acre and Howard Street Farm projects. The organization was founded in 2006 out of the efforts of the Evanston Food Council.
In 2008, the Edible Acre Pilot Project was initiated at Evanston Township High School and became fully operational in 2010, providing locally grown produce to be sold at mini-markets around the city. It was built and is maintained by students and other community groups, including the Summer Youth Employment Program.
Howard Street Farm
Negotiation began in 2010 for acquisition of a 2-acre parcel of land held by the Skokie Park District. By 2011, the Howard Street Farm was established.
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- Donahue, Megan (2011-10-07). "Hullabaloo on Howard Street: A New Farm in Skokie". Skokie, IL Patch. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
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