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Angelic Organics Learning Center was established as the 501(c)(3) non-profit educational partner to Angelic Organics CSA farm in 1999. Executive Director, Tom Spaulding, and his wife, Neddy Astudillo, joined forces with biodynamic farmer, John Peterson, and a team of farmers and volunteers to establish a learning center that would foster a vibrant local food economy. Operating out of a renovated chicken coop, they offered workshops, coordinated farmer training programs, and launched educational programs in Chicago and Rockford. 

Angelic Organics Learning Center now reaches more than 5,000 people annually. Our On-Farm Programs include workshops, field trips, summer camps, and most recently, educational farm stays at Angelic Organics Lodge. Our Upper Midwest CRAFT farmer training alliance joins more than 200 members within the sustainable & organic food system. Our Stateline Farm Beginnings program has graduated nearly 300 sustainable farmers since 2006. We also coordinate Urban Agriculture Programs in Rockford and Chicago. Our food & farm advocacy work helps transform local and national policies. 

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