The McHenry County College (MCC) Sustainability Center will hold its annual Green Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 4, at the MCC gym/multipurpose room and surrounding areas at the college, in Crystal Lake.
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is hosting its 28th annual Energy Fair, an event featuring hundreds of workshops and exhibits related to clean energy. The Fair will be held in Custer, Wisconsin.
Taste Marketing has become the new management company, with Ed Kugler as manager, for the Ravinia Farmers Market. Kugler, a Highland Park resident since 1959, was the first sprout farmer to have a booth when the market began in 1978.
The annual Soil Sisters: A Celebration of Wisconsin Farms and Rural Life, will take place from August 4 through 6 in the farming communities of Monroe, Brodhead, New Glarus and Blanchardville, Wisconsin, about a three-hour drive northwest of Chicago.
“The healing and restorative chiropractic care we offer at The Wellness Source emphasizes the importance of improving overall health. Our purpose is to help you understand that our daily lifestyle directly influences our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and overall quality of life,” says Kuennen.
Karampal Kaur, Sat Nam Yoga Chicago co-founder, director, yoga teacher and meditation leader considers the staff, volunteers, students and clients as part of one big family. “Our mission is to encourage people to expand, to have their own authentic experience, to learn and laugh and do it all in a knowledgeable, soulful, supportive community,” she says.
The Midwest has a great tradition of home cooking, and its potlucks are legendary. Yet, state laws are sometimes hostile to the home cook that tries to test the market or grow a business selling homemade goodness. Nevertheless, new laws are pending in local state capitols.
Depending on the relatively new cottage food laws in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, home bakers, picklers and jammers can now launch a food business from their home kitchen and sell certain food products to neighbors and friends
Dedicated to improving their slice of the world, activists are energetically tackling problems that range from food waste in California to poor sanitation in Haiti to Alzheimer’s treatment in New York.