Iron Street Farm Celebrates Its First Year and the Good Food Revolution

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June 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

Growing Power’s Iron Street Farm, 3333 S. Iron St., is celebrating its first year of operation, this Thursday, June 28, from 6-8pm.

Everyone is welcome. Maybe you have not seen the farm yet, and are curious, or you are a long standing supporter. This Beetnik saw first-hand what goes into the incomparable “Black Gold Worm Fertilizer” that they produce. From compost to worm bin, and then hand screened to get the rocks and larger pieces out, the fertilizer is truly artisanal dirt. This evening is a great chance for people to hear Will Allen, the founder of Growing Power, speak, and to get a copy of his book, The Good Food Revolution. If that isn’t enough of a draw, Chef Randy Zweiban and his team from Province will be preparing the meal.

From bees to aquaponics, from hoop houses to bikes and mushroom chandeliers, there is a lot going on at Iron Street; this event is a great opportunity to get energized and inspired. 

Happy Birthday Iron Street from everyone at the Beet!

The invitation is below:

You are invited to an evening to celebrate Growing Power’s Chicago Office’s first official year of transforming Iron Street Farm from an abandoned industrial building into a bountiful urban farm, as well as all of the blossoming partnerships that make closing the loop in our food system not only a vision but a tangible reality.
 
The incomparable Chef Randy Zweiban and his team from Province Restaurant will prepare a series of farm-to-table courses showcasing Growing Power’s produce and grass-fed poultry and beef. Special thanks to Heritage Wines and Revolution Brewery for wine and beer pairings.
 
Farmer, founder, and CEO of Growing Power Will Allen will be present to do a book signing for his new book, The Good Food Revolution. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
 
You can purchase tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/250407
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