August 26, 2021
On Route 156 near Hecker, passers-by admire four acres of sunflowers lining the road. Now, the family farm is harnessing the flowers’ beauty to make a difference across the world. Dale and Kay Haudrich, owners of the farm, are part of Growing Hope Globally, a non-denominational organization that seeks to create sustainable solutions to end […]
November 25, 2020
On November 11, the Diocese of Belleville joined together for their annual Harvest Blessing. Parishioners from across South Central Illinois gathered to thank God for a bountiful harvest and ask for continued blessing on those engaged in agriculture. This year’s event was hosted by the Kabat Family Farm in Scheller, IL. The farm house and […]
August 29, 2020
Organized by the Earlville, Mazon/Western Springs, Somonauk, and Twin Rivers/Barrington Growing Projects This year with the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions these Growing Projects will not be able to have their normal harvest celebration so instead they are organizing this event. We hope it will be a fun and creative way to continue to raise support to […]
December 20, 2019
For 15 years, farmers near Polo have used their harvest proceeds to help farmers around the world raise more food. Here’s how it works.