august, 2018

12aug2:00 pm5:00 pmWomen Who Farm Field Day Series: Cultural Crops

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The Women Who Farm Field Day series is BACK! Join us this summer in touring five women-led farms in central Illinois on Sunday afternoons from June through September.

At each event, we will take an extensive tour of a working farm, explore the skill or niche that the host farmer does best, and experience a hands-on activity to learn a new skill.

Delicious, fresh, local refreshments will be provided at each field day to replenish the body, cool the summer heat, and facilitate getting to know each other. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Registration costs $15 and includes a farm tour, refreshments, and a hands-on learning activity.

Janet Zintambila, CHJ Umoja Family Gardens
Sunday, August 12, 2-5pm | Carlock, IL

White maize and amaranth leaves are staples of Kenyan cuisine and Janet has brought them to central Illinois on her 4 acre U-Pick farm. Janet came to the Midwest from Kenya over 40 years ago and with her came the flavors of her childhood. Explore these and other west-African crops with Janet at her McLean County farm.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


CHJ Umoja Family Gardens

Carlock, IL


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