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Betting the Farm

Darion Crawford, compost manager, is pointing down the length of Iron Street Farm. I’m standing with him on the roof of a warehouse in industrial Bridgeport, just across the street from PepsiCo Chicago and just across the river from the smokestacks of some industrial plant.

Home sweet homegrown

Erika Allen, Chicago project manager of the urban agriculture nonprofit Growing Power, Inc., spoke last Friday at the KAM Isaiah Israel synagogue about the organization’s recent efforts to increase food quality and food literacy within Chicago communities. Growing Power was…