November 2010  
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Dear ,
Season’s Greetings from the Learning Center! This holiday season, we’re celebrating thanks for all of you - our wonderful friends and partners - and for the success of another fruitful growing and harvest season. Visit our blog to learn how our Rockford Partners reflected on their first successful growing season, and how students visiting our on-farm programs celebrated Thanksgiving.

Thank you for your support of our work to help people connect with their food, the land, and each other. Read on to learn more about upcoming events and ways to make the Learning Center a part of your holiday plans and gift giving!

Happy Holidays,
Corinne Reynolds
Angelic Organics Learning Center

Upcoming Events to Learn, Grow, and Connect

The Learning Center has just concluded the 2010 autumn workshops season. Thank you to all our attendees who joined us in 2010 to Learn, Grow and Connect at the farm, in Chicago and in Rockford!
Our 2011 spring and summer on-farm workshops have been added to the events calendar on our website. Visit our calendar to see the exciting line-up of workshops and day camps at the farm.
Images: 1) Roots & Wings "Be Healthy" walk, 2) Children at a 2010 on-farm workshop, 3) Hoophouse - AOLC season extension workshop in Chicago
Fresh from the Field
The Learning Center was featured in the November issue of Mindful Metropolis magazine. The cover story, “Thank You for Being a Hen", tells the story of backyard chicken keepers in Chicago, and the Learning Center’s own Chicago Chicken Enthusiasts network. Download the full article and learn more about the Learning Center’s work to advance urban agriculture in Chicago and throughout our region here.
Image: November 2010 cover page of Mindful Metropolis
Seasonal Spotlight
Looking for
local, handmade, and sustainable holiday gifts?
Look no further than the Learning Center’s online store! Our gentle, moisturizing goat’s milk soap is handmade an our farm and makes a perfect stocking stuffer. In addition to the products listed on the website, we also sell local honey at our offices in Caledonia and Chicago. Visit our website for locations and directions.
Images: Our handmade soap and Just Coffee's fair trade coffee
make great gifts for the holidays
Now Hiring

Assistant Executive Director
This is a half-time position for six months (mid-January to mid-July 2011) to assist the Executive Director who will be working at a reduced time during a hybrid-sabbatical. Visit our website for the full position description.

Program Manager, Chicago Urban Initiative
This is a part-time position that provides program management for the staff team of the Learning Center’s Urban Initiative in Chicago. The Program Manager supports community partners as they plan, budget, implement and evaluate their neighborhood food systems project. Visit our website for the full position description.
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 Angelic Organics Learning Center
1547 Rockton Rd
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