fbpx

FOOD DAY Film Viewing

food-day-image-2016

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. October 24 is a day to resolve to make changes in our own diets and to take action to solve food-related problems in our communities at the local, state, and national level. The most important ingredient in Food Day is you! Use October 24 to start—or celebrate—eating a healthier diet and putting your family’s diet on track. Food Day is not just a day; it’s a year-long catalyst for healthier diets and a better food system. Let’s use this energy to make a meaningful and long-lasting difference!

Read more…

Growing Food Security Program

edible-forest-garden-grandpa-child-pear

feedingamerica-foodbank-illinois-northernillinoisfoodbank-2012Food security is achieved when “all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life,” according to the World Health Organization. With 1 in 8 families facing hunger in Northern Illinois, our suburban communities are not food secure. The current food system’s dependency on cheap fossil fuels and transportation infrastructure cannot be sustained as resources become constrained, not to mention the impacts their practices have on soil, air, water, and human health. If food delivery trucks stop coming into your community, how long do you think you will be able to feed your family with the food you have access to in your home and from your land? Most communities are said to have only about three days worth of food in their local grocery stores.

It is imperative that we begin growing a new food system that places food security as the primary goal. With more than half of the U.S. population living in the suburbs and an abundance of land, the suburbs can become food producing communities able to feed themselves and support neighboring urban and rural communities.

Read more…

Get INVOLVED!

We started The Resiliency Institute because we believe permaculture can positively transform the way we do things in our lives, landscapes, and communities.  Permaculture provides us with the framework and tools to design resilient systems that care for people, care for the earth, and distribute our resources.  Join us to discover the power of permaculture and work with us to transform the suburbs!

We have been amazed by the interest we are receiving and the opportunities that are coming our way.  Get involved in our growing organization to grow food security and build resilient communities using permaculture design.  Donate, Sponsor, Volunteer or take a course!

Read more…

Growing Food Security

feedingamerica-foodbank-illinois-northernillinoisfoodbank-2012Food security is achieved when “all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life,” according to the World Health Organization. With 1 in 8 families facing hunger in Northern Illinois, our suburban communities are not food secure. The current food system’s dependency on cheap fossil fuels and transportation infrastructure cannot be sustained as resources become constrained, not to mention the impacts their practices have on soil, air, water, and human health. If food delivery trucks stop coming into your community, how long do you think you will be able to feed your family with the food you have access to in your home and from your land? Most communities are said to have only about three days worth of food in their local grocery stores.

It is imperative that we begin growing a new food system that places food security as the primary goal. With more than half of the U.S. population living in the suburbs and an abundance of land, the suburbs can become food producing communities able to feed themselves and support neighboring urban and rural communities.

Read more…

Shop Whole Foods 9/17 to Grow Food Security

WFM 5 Percent Day Circle LogoWhole Foods Market Naperville will hold a 5% Community Giving Day on Wednesday, September 17, to support the building of a demonstration edible forest garden by The Resiliency Institute on The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm. Bring the family and enjoy our in store activity.

The Whole Foods Market store is located at 2607 W. 75th Street in Naperville and open from 8 am to 10 pm.

Read more…