The Importance of Pollinators

Jul 12, 2019
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

On this edition of WSIU InFocus, we visit a southern Illinois farm that has eight acres planted in native plants to provide much-needed food for a group of insects and mammals, known as pollinators.

Local Food Growers Receive Help

Jul 10, 2019
Glaciersend Website.

June was a tough month for farmers and smaller growers in southern Illinois.

However, in between the rain showers, a beam of good news arrived in the form of a

$10,000 grant from the non-profit Faith In Place group, and the Little Egypt Alliance of Farmers, or LEAF.

Sustainable Living Expo Highlights Self-Sufficiency

Oct 20, 2015
The University of Illinois Extension Service

The 2015 Sustainable Living Expo takes place this Saturday October 24th, 2015 at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center from 9:00AM  to 4:00PM.  For more information visit the Sustainable Living website at:

Eat Local Challenge Highlights Local Food

Sep 3, 2015
Greg Petrovich/WSIU

Food Works is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable, local food systems.  On Wednesday September 2nd, the Executive Director of Food Works, Kathleen Logan Smith announced the "Eat Local Challenge", an initiative involving the Neighborhood Coop Grocery in Carbondale, several farmer's markets, and participating restaurants.  The "Eat Local Challenge" runs from September 5th through September 19th and encourages southern Illinoisans to consume food grown and raised locally.