March 24, 2011 - Backyard Industry

Reminiscing about Community Gardens

Urbana-Champaign's vibrant local food culture isn't a recent phenomenon -  it's been brewing for over 30 years. This week, Lisa examines the  community's - and her own - ties to an important part of that food culture: the Urbana Park District's organic garden plots at Meadowbrook Park and now, Victory Park.

March 10, 2011 - Backyard Industry

Boiling Sap into Syrup

Maple trees have been tapped and sap has been collected. Now what? Time to boil it down. Lisa goes over the details of the very first sap boil done by her neighborhood's maple sugaring outfit, the Prairie Sugar Collective.