Can anyone tell me anything about the role of organic/sustainable
agriculture in Carbondale, IL and environs? The friends with whom I have
been planning for several years have decided they want to move there, and I
have never been there. Is there a network (organizational or social) of
organic growers? of small farmers in general? Farmers' markets? demand
for organic products? Efforts to preserve farmland/soil? Awareness of CSAs?
Bioregional awareness? Is farmland getting chewed up by urbanization as
it is here in California? Are most extension agents aware of teh concerns
and practices of organic/sustainable agriculture?
Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Rachel R. Freifelder