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The Talking Farm


About The Talking Farm

As "the farm with something to say," The Talking Farm provides access to fresh and locally-grown food, job training and environmental education through the operation of an agricultural enterprise. Its vision includes both a physical space to grow food for sale to the community, as well as the educational and knowledge-sharing activities that emerge from the operations of an urban, organic farm dedicated to establishing sustainable food security for the Evanston/Skokie community. The Talking Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Beyond growing nutritious food, how can an urban farm enhance a community? We see a myriad of community enhancement opportunities: Education, jobs and job training, vocational internships, economic development via local food processing, and promotion of nutrition and health education for children and adults. The Talking Farm's education and knowledge-sharing activities involve both learning and doing. Many skills are needed in any farm and all are marketable and can help adults and youth find gainful employment or start their own businesses. Our vision is to develop programs in the following major activity areas: Agricultural production (i.e., farming, farm operations, soil management, community/home gardening, etc.) Food preparation, processing and preservation (i.e., reclaiming competence in skills required to support good nutritional habits) Beneficial entrepreneurship (i.e., providing knowledge, collaboration and resources to develop new sustainable-food-system ventures, including marketing, small business management, food distribution systems) Cultural appreciation (i.e., harvest festivals, potlucks, and ethnic food fests) Fresh from the farm - Right here in our community! Mailing address: P.O. Box 6329, Evanston, Illinois 60204
1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL, 60201


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