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Learn about sustainable agriculture and innovation in local food production as we tour Tom Grant's Mulberry Hill Farm on Springer Ridge Road in rural Carbondale. Owner Tom Grant, who is working towards organic certification, discusses his plans for the farm, his efforts to improve the soil on his acreage, and the importance of providing healthy food for local consumption while building the local economy. We also talk with an employee of Farmer Brown's Production Company in Pomona, the only USDA organic-certified farm in Southern Illinois, and Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, an Extension Specialist in Small Farm and Sustainable Agriculture for University of Illinois Extension, who helps to coordinate farm tours around the state.For more information about sustainable agriculture in our region, check out the Food Works website.
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