Kick off Earth Month at RU with a Field Trip to Angelic Organics Farm this Sun 4/9

SUST prof Vicki Gerberich holds a hen at Angelic Organics Farm, fall 2015

This semester’s SUST 230 Food class, taught by Prof. Vicki Gerberich at Roosevelt’s Chicago Campus, is heading out to Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia IL this Sunday, April 9th, for a tour of a working biodynamic organic farm founded by Farmer John Peterson.

Angelic Organics is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, growing vegetables and herbs for Chicago-area households since 1991. The tour will be from 12pm – 2pm this Sunday will cost $15. The RU community is invited to join Prof. Gerberich and her students; friends and family are welcome, too!

Transportation to the farm — located about 75 minutes west of Schaumburg at 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia — will be either on your own or coordinated individually for carpooling. This is a really excellent opportunity to get an up-close and personal look at the workings of a local, family-owned, community-supported farm. And while it looks like Sunday is going to be a beautiful day, do dress for the weather and prepare to be outside!

RU student Symone Smith at Angelic Organics Farm, fall 2015 (photo: V. Gerberich)

A former SUST 230 student and self-proclaimed urban girl, Symone Smith, was thrilled to get a chance to hold a chicken and milk a goat when she visited this unique farmstead. Here’s what Symone had to say about her time at Angelic Organics:

As someone who is been born and raised in the proper city of Chicago visiting Angelic Farms provided a refreshing insight to what life on an organic farm was like. Our tour guide Farmer Joe gave an excellent tour. . . . I have spread the word far and wide about my experience at Angelic Farms and would love to visit again for the chance to help harvest some of those delicious veggies we were able to pluck from the ground. I even held a chicken!! Awesome experience for those that are unfamiliar with farming and even for those who are more acclimated to the lifestyle. Great trip!

Milking a goat at Angelic Organics Farm

If any RU faculty, students, and/or friends and family are interested in attending, please contact Vicki Gerberich directly (at vgerberich@roosevelt.edu) with your confirmation, and be sure to include names and how many will be attending. Also, all farm visitors need to complete this waiver form. Additional copies will be available at the farm, too. Children are welcome to attend, but, please keep in mind that this is a working farm and those older than 12 years are encouraged.

Learn more about Angelic Organics at http://learngrowconnect.org/ and the following webpages:

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