Drawn by a desire to feed the world, build community, and find a meaningful life, more and more women are cultivating careers in farming.
Female farmers are as colorful as the crops they raise. These pictures will give you a taste of who they are and what they grow.
As the public’s appetite grows for locally grown eats, so do the smart marketing campaigns designed to help local farmers, and foster more of them.
The windy city has two major new parks in the works -- one for people, the other for the birds.
The North Branch of the Chicago River had nearly vanished from both sight and memory. Then the Riverbank Neighbors appeared.
City officials unveil plans to create a new generation of growers who will turn thousands of vacant lots into Chicago's bread baskets.
What’s the matter, farmer? Down on your luck? Pick up a pitchfork -- or better yet, put on some knee socks and roller skates -- and do some interpretive dance.
A new generation of homesteaders heads to the woods to learn about beekeeping, artisanal bread making, how to make an electric car -- you know, the basics.
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way, his new Recipe for Healthy Places will put locally grown fruits and vegetables within reach for all Chicago's residents.