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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: New Chicago ordinance encourages urban farmers to start planting

The Chicago Lights Urban Farm in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood, a garden run in collaboration with Growing Power Inc. (Image via ChicagoLights.org.) By Judith NemesUrban farming entrepreneurs can start digging and planting now that Chicago’s City Council passed a new zoning ordinance … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Growing Home celebrates Earth Day with new deal to farm more organic veggies

Earth Day at Growing Home on Chicago’s South Side might as well be just another day of trainees, workers and volunteers getting their hands dirty in organic soil in vacant city-owned lots. But the non-profit will celebrate Earth Day by … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Helping institutions ‘green up’ their food services

Greg Christian Greg Christian became a food sustainability consultant for cultural institutions quite by accident. His original plan was on the other side of the equation: help food-service providers green their operations so they could get more institutional clients who … Continue reading

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This week’s Green Scene column in Crain’s Chicago Business: Green sandwich shop Hannah’s Bretzel eyes new location, city honor

Florian Pfahler of Hannah’s Bretzel With the prolonged recession forcing some eateries to scale back or close, Hannah’s Bretzel LLC, an organic-sandwich shop with two Loop locations, is moving forward with plans to open its third spot next month at … Continue reading

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