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July 31, 2010

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The Real Dirt on Farmer John tells the story
of a family farm which went under in the '80s
but came back from the brink of oblivion
reconfigured as Angelic Organics CSA. They
take the community part of that seriously,
complete with a learning center which hosts
and educates all kinds of people. Because Sarah
donated some flour, we were invited to visit along
with a large group of political refugees from Iraq,
Bhutan, Burundi, Pakistan, and Sudan who were
there under the auspices of the Kovler Center and
International FACES. Most had emigrated from
farming villages and for many this was their first
trip out of the city since arriving in Chicago. >>