March 6, 2014
Saturday, March 15
AUA is partnering with the Good Food Festival to present a series of 20-minute micro workshops in composting, growing and preserving, led by experts from Chicago Botanic Garden, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Lake Street Landscape Supply, Edible Alchemy and more! Click here for more info about the Commons (which will also feature livestock, culinary and community-building learning tracks) and the workshop schedule!
We will also be presenting a “civic engagement 101″ panel entitled “Moving Beyond the Fork: Effectively Engaging Policy Change,” which will feature elected officials and advocates from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Angelic Organics Learning Center. Click here for more info!
The Commons micro workshops and civic engagement panel will all take place on Saturday, March 15. Be sure to stop by our info table that day as well!
AUA will also be represented at the Festival on Friday, March 14 during its Food Policy Summit, where Steering Committee Co-Chair Harry Rhodes will moderate a panel entitled Urban Agricuture and Local Food Enterprises as Vehicles for Community and Economic Development.
And don’t forget to check out all of the other awesomeness happening at the 3-day Good Food Festival (March 13-15), which is celebrating 10 years of promoting sustainable, local food! There will be a Financing & Innovation Conference on Thursday, a School Food Summit and “Meet the Buyers” reception on Friday, more than 150 farms, local food artisans, restaurants, and non-profits, not to mention an urban farm tour, on Saturday, and so much more!
February 22, 2014
Lots of AUA activity lately as the winter finally begins to show signs of maybe, someday, letting up – click here or above to read all about it!
And don’t forget to join us tomorrow at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (3857 W 111th Street) from 10am to 1pm for AUA’s Winter Gathering and 2nd Annual Urban Livestock Expo!
February 6, 2014
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 10AM-1PM
URBAN LIVESTOCK EXPO GATHERS CITY CRITTER KEEPERS
Angelic Organics Learning Center, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), and the Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts again present the Urban Livestock Expo on February 22, 2014 from 10AM to 1PM at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W 111th Street in Chicago.
The Expo offers the chance to network with new and experienced urban livestock keepers and learn about raising chickens/poultry, bees, goats, and rabbits in the city. The Expo’s focus is raising animals responsibly in backyards, with representatives of many urban livestock groups, projects, and businesses on hand to tell visitors about opportunities for learning, visits, apprenticeships, sources of supplies, networking, and more.
Participants include new and experienced livestock keepers, experienced instructors, organized networks like the Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts, Windy City Bees, and the Goat Guardians Guild; organizations that support, train and advise on livestock topics; and businesses that provide supplies and services to people keeping livestock in the city.
Click here for more info!
December 19, 2013
We’re sad to announce that the AUA End-of-Fall Gathering that was scheduled tonight is being called off. Key panel participants from the City of Chicago had to cancel, and other last-minute obstacles are forcing us to move this event to a later date — stay tuned for more details.
We apologize for any inconveniences this last-minute cancellation may cause.