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Microloans

Kiva, which means unity in Swahili, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 by Matt Flannery and Jessica Jackley after attending a class on theoretical microfinance at the Stanford School of Business.

Flowers on Parade

Pushing their way through the forest floor and opening their blooms are bloodroot and spring beauty in early April, trilliums and Virginia bluebells in late April to early May, and wild geraniums and May apples in May, among many others.

Equitable Opportunity

Members of the women’s program participate in a multitude of activities, from workshops and classes in native plant identification to woodworking and chainsaw seminars with local arborist associations.

Toward a More Just and Sustainable Food System

Individuals changes, or personal choice when it comes to buying organic, local and sustainable food aren’t going to amount to change on a systemic level, according to Kristin Lawless, author of Formerly Known As Food.

All Aspects of Good Food Movement

The Good Food Festival, produced by the nonprofit FamilyFarmed and presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, will take place March 23 at the UIC Dorin Forum on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

“See You at the Show!”

The event kicks off on March 19 with the charity benefit preview, Evening in Bloom, inside the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Evening in Bloom will feature Hort Couture, a high-energy floral fashion show, with garments made from live plant material.

Community Supported Agriculture Allows Customers to be Part of the Process

A community supported agriculture (CSA) program allows members to have direct access to high-quality, fresh produce grown locally.

Interact with Local Wildlife Indoors

On particularly cold, snowy days when spending time outdoors seems uninviting, youngsters and their caregivers can still enjoy nature indoors.

Amicable Settlements

On June 22, the American Bar Association hosted the inaugural Practice Development Institute for collaborative professionals in Chicago.

Autumn’s Leaf Show is On

The most intense colors come with warm, sunny days, cool nights and adequate moisture.

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