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The Sustainable Business Center is committed to keeping you up-to-date on sustainability issues that affect our business market, our tenants, and our community. The Sustainable Business Center also collaborates with our tenants and partners to hold events to raise awareness about sustainability in the home, in business, in West Central Illinois, and worldwide. We hope that this page will serve as a resource for a better understanding of what sustainability is and how it impacts our modern world. For monthly SBC and sustainability news, subscribe to our newsletter.



Condiments cooking class

Jul 25, 2015

en season restaurant  brings you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $15 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will need to test these recipes in...



Infused oils cooking class

Jul 11, 2015

en season restaurant  brings you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $15 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will need to test these recipes in...



First Friday: Sean Kistler

Jul 3, 2015

Sean Kistler in his debut First Friday performance at en season Restaurant.



Cooking Class: Cakes & Quickbreads

Jun 27, 2015

en season restaurant  brings you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $15 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will need to test these recipes in...






Food for Thought: Forty Signs of Rain

June 25, 2015

The Galesburg Public Library Food for Thought discussion group meets monthly in en season restaurant for a conversation about books related to food or the environment. Registering in advance at the reference desk in the Galesburg Public Library offers you a lunch entree with one side...



Ag Sense: Cook Fresh

Jun 23, 2015

Join Tri States Public Radio at En Season Restaurant, 2900 W. Main, Galesburg on June 23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.to meet local producers, browse and purchase locally grown veggies, and learn how to cook fresh: Veggie Mingle, 6 - 6:30 and Cooking Demo 6:30 -  7:30 p.m. Registration recommended....






SBC names recruiting, communications director

June 11, 2015

The Sustainable Business Center (SBC) named Ann Mueller as its new recruiting and communications director, effective June 8, 2015.Mueller's responsibilities include recruiting new tenants for the business incubator and increasing the SBC's exposure in the greater Galesburg region."We are very...



Volunteer Opportunity: Gardening/Harvesting

Jun 1, 2015

The Sustainable Business Center will be focusing on the day-to-day maintenance of their various gardens and fields in addition to beginning to harvest some of our crops this June. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty and learning about the sustainable gardening methods we employ in our...



Software Development Intern Vacancy

May 31, 2015

Notice of Position VacancyThe Sustainable Business Center seeks interested applicants to fill a vacant Software Development Intern position, reporting directly to the HumanLinks Foundation Special Projects Director and the Food Hub Web Consultant. This is a part-time, paid internship at the...






Sustainability Class: Organic Gardening

May 30, 2015

Join our Local Food & Agriculture Coordinator for a class on organic gardening on Saturday, May 30th, at 10:00am. Participants will learn the best practices of organic gardening throughout the preparation, planting, growing, and harvesting stages. There is no fee to participate in this class...



Sustainability Class: Composting

May 30, 2015

Join our Local Food & Agriculture Coordinator for a class on composing on Saturday, May 30th, at 1:00pm. Participants will learn the basics of composting including which wet organisms are essential, proper temperatures for composting, and how to create composting suitable for soil application....



Food for Thought: Stalking the Wild Asparagus

May 28, 2015

The Galesburg Public Library Food for Thought discussion group meets monthly in en season restaurant for a conversation about books related to food or the environment. Registering in advance at the reference desk in the Galesburg Public Library offers you a lunch entree with one side and coffee or...



Cooking Class: Creating a Pizza Garden

May 20, 2015

en season restaurant partners with Carl Sandburg College to bring you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $29.00 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will...



Workshop: The Farm Cart

May 17, 2015

The Sustainable Business Center will be offering a workshop for both producers and consumers on how to utilize The Farm Cart. This online market allows local, small-scale farmers or growers the opportunity to market and sell their fresh produce to local consumers. Customers can browse products,...



Sustainable Agriculture Discussion Series Pt2

May 13, 2015

Join us as we continue our monthly discussion series on Sustainable Agriculture. In part two, we will explore the history and principles of organic agriculture in addition to a brief explanation on becoming a certified organic farmer.This series will explore all aspects of sustainable agriculture...



Cooking Class: Pie Making

May 9, 2015

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day activity? Bring your mom to en season and participate in our pie making class. Learn our Executive Chef's secrets for how to make the perfect piecrust and incorporate spring fresh ingredients. The fee is $15.00 per person and a reservation is required to...



Volunteer Opportunity: Gardening

May 1, 2015

The Sustainable Business Center will be focusing on the day-to-day maintenance of its various gardens and fields this May. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty and learning about the sustainable gardening methods we employ in our fields, please volunteer with us. Contact...






Cooking Class: Delightful Desserts

April 15, 2015

en season restaurant partners with Carl Sandburg College to bring you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $29.00 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will...



Volunteer Opportunity: Planting Blueberries

Apr 13, 2015

The Sustainable Business Center and en season restaurant will be planting blueberries this April. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty, doing some planting, and learning about the sustainable gardening methods we employ in our fields, please volunteer to help plant. Please contact...






GET-FIT!

April 6, 2015

The Sustainable Business Center is partnering with Discovery Depot, Knox County Health Department, and the Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage fitness and healthy eating this spring. Play games with the health department and learn about local parks with the visitors bureau....






Sustainable Agriculture Discussion Series Pt1

April 1, 2015

Join us as we begin our monthly discussion series on Sustainable Agriculture. In part one, we will address the definition of sustainability as it pertains to agriculture including the current status of or lack of sustainability in this field. The series will explore all aspects of sustainable...



Food for Thought: Blessing the Hands...

Mar 19, 2015

The Galesburg Public Library Food for Thought discussion group meets monthly in en season restaurant for a conversation about books related to food or the environment. Registering in advance at the reference desk in the Galesburg Public Library offers you a lunch entree with one side and coffee or...






Cooking Class: Spring Cooking

March 18, 2015

en season restaurant partners with Carl Sandburg College to bring you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $29.00 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will...



Food for Thought: Not a Drop to Drink

Feb 19, 2015

The Galesburg Public Library Food for Thought discussion group meets monthly in en season restaurant for a conversation about books related to food or the environment. Registering in advance at the reference desk in the Galesburg Public Library offers you a lunch entree with one side and coffee or...






en season restaurant in the community

February 19, 2015

en season restaurant is donating their Bean and Bacon soup to this year's Great Bowls of Soup event. Choose a locally, handcrafted bowl to dine from that is yours to keep at the end of the night. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and are available for purchase at Innkeeper's Coffee or the Galesburg...



Cooking Class: Soups

Feb 18, 2015

en season restaurant partners with Carl Sandburg College to bring you a unique cooking class each month to expand your culinary knowledge and help you find uses for those forgotten items in your pantry. The fee for each class is $29.00 per person and includes all the tools and ingredients you will...






en season restaurant reopens for the season

February 11, 2015

en season restaurant, the local eatery operating out of our Food and Drug Administration-certified commercial kitchen, reopens on Tuesday, February 11, 2015! Taste fresh, locally produced ingredients brought to life by Executive Chef Richard Abel. en season's new menu and relaxed atmosphere are the...



SBC blog: What is a sustainable business?

Feb 9, 2015

Welcome to the SBC's blog. Each month we will feature a new post covering an aspect of sustainability or business from a SBC team member or one of our tenants. This month's topic: understanding what exactly is a sustainable business!



SBC in The Register Mail

Nov 9, 2014

Ben Zigterman of Galesburg’s The Register-Mail featured the Sustainable Business Center in an article earlier this month. The article focused on our goals for the upcoming year, including finding new tenants. If you missed the article, it is available on The Register-Mail website.






Congratulations to Intellihot

October 28, 2014

The wait for hot water is over! Intellihot produces the nation's first tankless hot water heater. After submitting their business plan for evaluation to a panel of judges from The Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based supporter of "clean energy startups," Intellihot was awarded $400,000 in funds to...