Inner Ecology and Partners to Host Public Benefit Event Following Farmer Workshop

Top Quote Inner Ecology and co-sponsors EcoVision SLC, The Land Connection,, and Growing Power have announced a public benefit event on Sunday, Feb. 3. to follow their "Pioneers in Ecological Medicine" two-day training for growers. The FarmacopeiaTM Benefit will take place at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, located at 800 South Halsted Street at the University of Illinois at Chicago. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) January 22, 2013 - The Farmacopeia Benefit on Sunday, Feb. 3 will feature a silent auction, atmospheric music by Jeff Quay and Alex Sokol of the Blue Man Group, herb-infused farm-to-table food and beverages, and chances for attendees to meet and mingle with such agriculture and herb luminaries as Peg Schafer, Jean Giblette, and Terra Brockman. The event will be held at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, located at 800 South Halsted Street at the University of Illinois at Chicago, from 3pm to 6pm.

    All who are interested in learning more about the surprising and important interconnections between natural medicine, ecological agriculture, and vibrant communities are encouraged to attend. No background in horticulture or herbal medicine is required; novices and experts alike are welcome.

    The main purpose of the Farmacopeia Benefit is to help raise money for the cause of locally cultivating medicinal herbs by supporting and subsidizing training and education for Midwestern farmers. These medicinal plants are the raw materials used by practitioners of East Asian medicine; they are becoming increasingly subject to price fluctuations in China and require a high carbon footprint to import from abroad. Local, ecologically produced medicine is becoming as vital as local food.

    Tickets for Farmacopeia are available for purchase now at, with early-bird rates of $50 per ticket through January 28.

    If you are a Midwestern grower and would like more information on the Pioneers in Ecological Medicine workshop, visit

    If you are looking for more ways to support local herbal agriculture, visit to make a tax-deductible donation or for further information.

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