I know a few people are out there doing or thinking about doing teaching related to food, and I know a few people out there who take considerable interest in ecology related issues, as well as health/wellness and the like.
There’s a growing literature of interest–ethical, economic, political, ecological–on food, health, and the politics of it all that makes doing so easier to do by the day. If you are a person who has been affected by any of the above, you might have attended last weekend’s FamilyFarmed Expo at UIC. If you missed that, though, you might want to check out the Chicago Reader’s guide to Community Supported Agriculture programs.
A short pitch: A CSA is a great investment, in my humble, and a sure fire way to make yourself eat more vegetables, which everyone should do. You can sign up for boxes of vegetables, meat, eggs, fruit and the rest, to be delivered or available for pickup at a farmer’s market weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, in the summer or year round. Of the CSA farms listed in the Reader article, I’ve bought from a bunch of them, but been a regular customer of Triple A Farms and Cedar Valley Sustainable Farms. My experience has been that they’re both great at what they do.