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True Impact: Inside the Chicago Lights Urban Farm - Speaker view
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
20:30
Welcome! Thank you for joining us for today's "True Impact: Inside Chicago Lights" session with Director of the Urban Farm, Ben Jaffe, in conversation with Executive Director Stacy Jackson.
Janice Lewis
20:42
Hello from the South Loop!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
21:29
Hello, Janice! Welcome!
Cynthia Stewart
37:27
Great book to read is When Public Housing was Paradise https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/33etr3tr9780252072130.html
Lynne Driver
37:35
Can you give a little history about the ownership of the land and the current lease arrangement? How long do we expect to be able to lease/use the land?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
37:51
Here's the 70 Acres documentary Ben mentioned: https://70acresinchicago.com/
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
37:58
Thank you, Cynthia!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
38:30
Thank you for the question, Lynne! We'll answer that shortly.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
42:36
CHA=Chicago Housing Authority
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
42:59
RFP=Request for Proposal
Cynthia Stewart
43:29
Have other churches within Cabrini partnered with the urban farm? What has been the challenge of having the farm within the community to get volunteers/youth to participate?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
44:15
For those just joining us, welcome! Thank you for joining us for today's "True Impact: Inside Chicago Lights" session with Director of the Urban Farm, Ben Jaffe, in conversation with Executive Director Stacy Jackson.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
44:31
Thank you for the question, Cynthia!
Anne Meredith Lamberton
45:27
Another good read is Ben Austen’s, High Risers - Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
45:43
Thank you for sharing, Anne!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
58:18
More information about volunteering is on the Chicago Lights website here: https://chicagolights.org/volunteer/#uf
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
59:00
New volunteers can sign up for orientation here and also schedule your volunteer day.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
59:52
Our Farmstand is open on Fridays, 1-5pm, starting on June 18. The Farm is at 444 W Chicago Ave, at Chicago and Hudson.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:00:58
More information about the Farmstand and Urban Farm programs is on our website here: https://chicagolights.org/urban-farm/
Janice Lewis
01:04:11
Wow! Ben, thank you for all that you are doing!
Nanette Sawyer
01:05:10
That’s such a cool idea.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:07:02
Thank you, Janice and Nanette!
Lynne Driver
01:07:37
Do you as Director have a relationship with your counterparts in other urban farms?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:08:31
Thank you for the question, Lynne!
Joi Brooks
01:09:00
How do you decide what crops to grow?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:09:45
Thank you for the question, Joi!
Cynthia Stewart
01:11:33
Yes, we at Loyola have a great Institute of Environmental Sustainability :)
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:13:01
Yes! Thank you for sharing, Cynthia!
Cynthia Stewart
01:14:31
this is great information Thanks so much Ben. I want to talk to our departments within School of Health Science and Public Health to come and volunteer.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:14:50
You can sponsor a share of fresh produce for a family. More information about that is on our website here: https://chicagolights.org/urban-farm/#csa
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:15:36
We would love to have you and the departments come volunteer! https://chicagolights.org/volunteer/#uf
Brian Cepeda
01:15:49
Praise be...great work everyone!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:15:59
Thank you, Brian!
Anita Balodis
01:16:04
Excellent presentation
Nanette Sawyer
01:16:18
Thank you so much, Ben. And thanks to the whole team. Inspirational!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:16:29
Thank you, Anita! Glad you could join us!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:16:34
Thank you, Nanette!
Ashlyn Lowe
01:17:05
Thank you so much to Ben and his team for this important work!! Can't wait to get out to the Farm this summer!
Cynthia Stewart
01:17:12
Fourth Church/Chicago Lights have been making a great impact for decades - thanks for your community engagement.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:17:22
Thank you, Ashley! Looking forward to seeing you!
Janice Lewis
01:17:27
THANK YOU!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:17:28
Thank you, Cynthia!
Meredith Lamberton
01:17:31
Really inspiring - thanks, Ben
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:17:33
Thanks, everyone!