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Food & Farm Policy

CLIMATE PLANS after an election: Charting a more honorable path? Evanston, IL

A. ELECTION NIGHT — April 6, 2021 Even though I’m retired from professional gardening, I still keep gardener’s hours. When the local election results were delayed the other night (April 6, 2021), I had a hard time staying up. But there was a lot at stake in this election. Plus, I had publicly endorsed two […]

EVANSTON, IL (March 27, 2021): Elections Pop-up Newsletter

Local elections in Evanston, IL are on April 6, 2021. This is a pop-up newsletter to provide practical information, to facilitate participation, and to highlight big picture issues by connecting our local issues with larger jurisdictions (county, state, regional, national, world). This will probably be my last newsletter before the election. To: Evanston voters Evanston candidatesEvanston […]

PUBLIC BANKING: Testimony to Illinois General Assembly Committee

Today, March 23, 2021, the Financial Institutions Committee of the Illinois General Assembly is hosting a “subject matter” hearing on state banks, as promoted in a current bill HB0089, “Community Bank of Illinois Act”. Members of the informal Illinois public banking coalition were invited to provide testimony. Knowing how these hearings sometimes go, I opted […]

URBAN & SUBURBAN VOTERS: Right to Food, Right to Garden — Current Illinois Bill (2021)

Just like the Whole Earth Catalogue did for my generation of urban folks (Baby Boom), I think The New Farmer’s Almanac can help to reconnect urban & suburban people—70% of U.S. voters—with the land, earth cycles, and our own human cycles. So that collectively, we make better decisions—climate-wise and democracy-wise. This right to food, right to garden legislation will […]

EVANSTON, IL: Elections Pop-up Newsletter (Jan. 31, 2021) — Issues: City Code + Local Food Systems

Local elections in Evanston, IL are on Feb. 23, 2021 (primary) and April 6, 2021 (general). This is a pop-up newsletter to provide practical information, to facilitate participation, and to highlight big picture issues. CONTENTS of this newsletter: CITY CODE (aldermanic powers & duties), LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS (components, examples, resources), U.S. SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING (Secretary […]