Did you know that the Village of Elsah is on the National Register of Historic Places? To learn more about this unique, quaint town and everything else Elsah has to offer,
click: www.elsah.org or call 1-800-258-6645.
Principia College: please visit www.principia.edu.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):
For more information about the CSA model, including a listing of all CSA farms in the country, please visit www.localharvest.org. Other helpful CSA websites include:
www.csacenter.org, and the CSA Learning Center of Angelic Organics at
More on Chemical-Free Farming:
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) is a farmer-run nonprofit educational outreach organization dedicated to organic farming. Visit
ATTRA: The National Sustainable Agriculture Information provides free publications on specific organic and sustainable production methods, crops, marketing, and organizations. Also has educational programs, apprenticeship listings, and an extensive informational website at www.attra.ncat.org.
New Farm at the Rodale Institute presents compelling success stories with expert resources for crop and livestock production, direct marketing, local food systems, policy campaigns, and community building collaborations. Please visit
Organic Ag Info at www.organicinfo.org provides current, accurate, scientifically-based or practically validated information about organic agriculture.
Other Illinois/Missouri Organizations:
The New Agriculture Network is a collaborative project between the University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Iowa State University and organic growers in these states. To find out more visit www.ipm.msu.edu/new-ag.htm.
The Agroecology/Sustainable Agriculture Program is hosted within the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois,
www.aces.uiuc.edu/asap/ ;ASAP is a clearinghouse for information and resources on sustainable agriculture that supports networking and educational opportunities.
What else is being grown in Illinois? Farm Direct is a resource that connects consumers with fresh food grown by local farmers in central Illinois. It now serves the entire state and includes listings for over 800 farms, processors, farmer’s markets and CSA operations. Please visit www.illinoisfarmdirect.org.
The Illinois Stewardship Alliance is a citizen-run organization that promotes a safe and nutritious food supply, family farming, and healthy rural communities by advocating socially just and ecologically sustainable production practices. Find out more at
The local chapter of The Sierra Club is run by Christine Favilla. Please visit www.illinois.sierraclub.org/piasapalisades for upcoming events.
The Earthways Center in St. Louis is the environmental division of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and offers practical greening ideas and resources at
Earthworms on 88.1 KDHX (Tuesday nights at 7PM) and hosted by Jean Ponzi, is a radio program centered on the topic of all things green. Jean has devoted many shows to sustainable, local agriculture and alternative clean energies.
Where Do We Buy Our Seeds?
Fedco Seeds at www.fedcoseeds.com is an employee owned cooperative. Bulk vegetable seeds and supplies at wholesale prices.
High Mowing Seeds provides only 100% Certified Organic Seeds of open-pollinated and heirloom seed varieties. www.highmowingseeds.com.
Harris Seeds, since 1897, has carried a full line of high quality products for gardeners and growers, including vegetable and flower seeds, transplants, bulbs, etc.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds is located in Winslow, ME. They are a mail order seed company of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. www.johnnyseeds.com.
Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA is a grassroots organization that preserves heirloom fruit and vegetable varieties. www.seedsavers.org.
Totally Tomatoes sells every possible tomato variety you can think of.
Turtle Tree Seed sells biodynamic and organic seeds grown by farms all over the country, processed with the help of developmentally challenged adults.
Wood Prairie Farm is where I buy my potato seed. They are 100% Certified Organic Seed Potato grower with many heirloom and traditional varieties. www.woodprairie.com.