Upcoming Events

Below you will find upcoming AUA-sponsored events.  Be sure to also check out our Calendar for upcoming AUA Steering Committee and Working Group meetings and other urban agriculture-related events in the Chicago area!

AUA is reaching out to communities all across Chicago this year; keep an eye out for AUA volunteers at festivals and other events around town; it will all be listed in our Calendar!


SAVE THE DATE: AUA Spring Gathering Wednesday, May 14!

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Mark Wednesday, May 14 in your calendars, everybody!  AUA will be hosting its next Quarterly Gathering at the Arturo Velasquez Institute from 6 to 9PM, and it is shaping up to be a good one.

In addition to our regular Potluck and Community Slideshow (more details below), the Spring Gathering will explore the big question of how to grow viable urban farming businesses with a panel and discussion about incubator farm projects across the city.

The panel will include representatives from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Urban Farmer Incubator Program (which is an extension of Windy City Harvest, whose growing facilities and farmer training courses are based at the Arturo Velasquez Institute), Growing Power’s Farmers for Chicago program, and others.

Keep an eye out for more details as the Gathering approaches!

AUA Spring Gathering:
Incubating Farmers in Chicago
Wednesday, May 14
Arturo Velasquez Institute
2800 S Western Ave


6-7pm: Potluck
7-7:15pm: Community Slideshow  Show off your pride and joy by sending 1-4 photos of your garden, farm or other urban ag project to info@auachicago.org by noon on May 13! You’ll have 30-60 seconds to talk about your project during the slideshow.
7:15-8:30pm: Panel & Discussion on Farm Incubator programs across Chicago
8:30-9pm: Networking







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