We are going to be attending the Local and Regional Food Conference in Marion, Illinois on November 15, 2016. We are looking forward to learning a lot more about the local demands for local and regional foods. Its hosted by the Illinois Farm Bureau. You can find out more about them at www.ilfb.org.
I am looking to bring vertical aquaponic farming to the great concrete jungle of Chicago. I've been doing hobby growing for the last several years and decided after some health issues that it was time for a change of careers and to do something I enjoy doing. I started exploring the possibilities of going commercial with my growing and found that I am not the only person out there trying to improve and change what's growing. I found growing to be very satisfying and fulfilling. I'm excited about the prospect of bringing the absolute freshest herbs and greens to my neighbors and community and am working through the planning stages with a lot of planning and thought and networking to make sure that my dream is a success.