value, lean farming, and learning about companion planting* (which we are planning on using in our new rooftop garden).
Some of the staff also attended the Good Food Festival right here in Chicago. It was wonderful to see various urban farms in action, and to connect with urban agriculture folks from all around. Leah particularly enjoyed walking around Metropolitan Farm, a large aquaponics greenhouse.
*Native American planting method of x3 sisters = Corn, bean and squash.
Corn grows tall, beans use as a trellis and also provide nitrogen for soil. Squash covers the ground area to eliminate weeds and provide natural mulch.