January News
Our Lodge after the first big snow of the year
Upcoming Events
  • Maple Syrup Hike | Feb. 26th | 12-4pm | Register
  • Winter Farm Tour for Photographers | March 5th | 3-5pm | Register
  • Spring Break Camp | March 21st-25th | 9am-3pm | Register
Letter from our Executive Director
It’s 2022. Welcome to the Year of the Learning Center!

Angelic Organics Learning Center is many things to many people. We’re farmer trainers. We’re food and farm educators. We’re urban farmers. We’re integral members of the communities we serve. We may have struggled over the past few years through a dramatic expansion in facilities and programming, through drastic transition in staffing and leadership, and through a debilitating pandemic, but we sit at the cusp of the most promising year since I started in late 2019...
2022 Roots & Wings CSA Now Open
The Roots & Wings Farm & Garden is a 1/2 acre organically grown urban farm located in Blackhawk Courts, a Rockford Housing Authority property. 

We offer a full (weekly) and half (biweekly) CSA share for the summer, a biweekly fall share, and a honey share as well. Supporting our CSA program provides employment opportunities for Blackhawk Courts residents and allows us to purchase needed equipment and supplies in advance. By participating in our CSA program you will not only receive an abundance of fresh, locally grown vegetables, but will also contribute to our educational programs in the Blackhawk community. 
At the farm we grow over 40 different varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs - all of which are grown using organic practices. All vegetables are picked and packed carefully, and stored on site in our walk in cooler. We maintain the highest standards to insure your vegetables are kept fresh and are of the highest quality. 

We know that you have many options for purchasing your vegetables, but we invite you to join us in our 9th year of providing vegetables to the residents of Rockford and the surrounding communities. We have a limited number of summer (full, half) and fall CSA shares available. If you do not live nearby, you can support our program by gifting a CSA share to community members. 
New Farmer Training Program Director
Meet Kate, our new Farmer Training Program Director! With her husband, Andy, Kate owns and operates a free-range egg farm in Pecatonica, Illinois where they are currently raising their three daughters and 600 chickens. Previously, Kate worked as a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa where she taught Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.

Working with the team at the Learning Center feels like the culmination of a journey for Kate; bringing together her professional experience with her passions for education and farming. She says, “I love how we reach a wide range of farmers. I truly believe that everyone, from farmers who are just starting out to seasoned experts, can learn something new to improve their farming business.”
Thank You Farm Aid
We are grateful to share that we have received funding from Farm Aid to support another year of amazing educational programming. Farm Aid is building a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities and we are excited to be a part of the movement!
New Board Leadership
Join us in celebrating two of our board members who have stepped into new roles- Brad Kemp is our new Board President, and Jamie Zimmerman is Vice President. Brad and Jamie share why they joined and what they are looking forward to, read their thoughts on our blog.
The results are in...
...and we can't thank you enough for helping us exceed our goal. We raised over $23,500 and are deeply grateful for every dollar that was donated. These funds will be used to offer more of the educational programs and workshops that you love.
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