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Growing A Great Garden As We Grow Old

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Guest blog by Sally Writes (www.shieldmysenior.com)

Many of us can probably remember those days outside as young children when we’d get our hands and feet dirty in the soil of our gardens without rhyme or reason. The garden is a place where small pleasure can be found; in growing our very own plants, we can feel like we are contributing to the natural beauty around us and helping the environment blossom.

Guest Blog: The True Cost of Eating Out instead of Cooking at Home

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This week we welcome guest blogger Erica Quinn, with a look at the costs of eating out versus cooking at home

Whether you’re just going for a quick burger or want a more family-oriented atmosphere at a fine local restaurant, everyone loves a great dining out experience. You may not realize how much those occasional trips out really cost you, however.

Getting to Know The Land Connection Staff: Emma

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The Land Connection is sharing a series of blog posts introducing the members of our staff to you, our readers and supporters! Come take a closer look at the heart of our organization: the staff members who work hard to keep TLC thriving. Over the next few weeks, be prepared to see a series of individual profiles of our staff members and get to know The Land Connection a little better! This week meet Emma, our farmer training facilitator for Central Illinois Farm Beginnings!

Farmer Training Highlight: Central Illinois Farm Beginnings

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This time of year, things are in full swing on area farms.  Vegetables  (and weeds!) are growing fast and furious. Animals are growing fat on green pastures.   Hay is being cut, baled, and stored away for the winter.  And The Land Connection’s Central Illinois Farm Beginnings students are out there, learning from their farmer-mentors and developing the skills and community connections that will launch their farming careers.

Getting to Know The Land Connection Staff: Amanda

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The Land Connection is sharing a series of blog posts introducing the members of our staff to you, our readers and supporters! Come take a closer look at the heart of our organization: the staff members who work hard to keep TLC thriving. Over the next few weeks, be prepared to see a series of individual profiles of our staff members and get to know The Land Connection a little better! This week meet Amanda, our social media intern!

Getting to Know The Land Connection Staff: Stephanie

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The Land Connection is starting a series of blog posts introducing the members of our staff to you, our readers and supporters!  Come take a closer look at the heart of our organization: the staff members who work hard to keep TLC thriving.  

Over the next few weeks, be prepared to see a series of individual profiles of our staff members and get to know The Land Connection a little better!  We will start off the first two weeks introducing our interns, starting with Stephanie Fenty, who started working with us in February of this year:

“What Will Be Your Legacy” Raises Urgent Issues About the Future of Farming

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“We don’t really own this land. Nobody does.  We’re all just stewards—taking care of it for whoever comes next.” From “What Will Be Your Legacy?

All seats were filled at The Launch Pad in downtown Bloomington last Friday for the opening performance of the Land Connection produced play, “What Will Be Your Legacy?”  After a quick introduction to the local farmland issues that this play illustrates, the one act show commenced.

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