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! July Movie & Mingle Night July 24
Thursday, July 24
7:00-11:30PM (EARLIER START TIME!)
Institute of Cultural Affairs, 4750 N Sheridan Rd.
All ages, 21+ with ID for alcohol
$7 admission with all proceeds benefiting Loud Grade Produce Squad and AUA
Join us for July’s Movie & Mingle Night, featuring the film Tierralismo, a stirring defense of the importance of farm work and sustainable agriculture practices in Cuba. The night will also feature:
- A talk by Harry Rhodes, Executive Director of Growing Home, about his recent visit to Cuba’s urban agriculture projects
- Tours of the nearby Weiss Memorial Hospital Rooftop Farm by Loud Grade Produce Squad
- Good times & networking with Chicago’s urban agriculture community
- Craft beers & tasty snacks provided by Sierra Nevada, Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, Green Grocer, Plenty Grocer & Deli, and Arize Kombucha
Volunteers needed! Please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
35th Anniversary ACGA Conference in CHICAGO Aug 7-10!
Join us for the 35th anniversary of the premier networking event for community garden professionals and practitioners!
Chicago is hosting the 2014 AMERICAN COMMUNITY GARDENING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE August 7-10, 2014 at the world famous Field Museum. The theme for this year’s 35th anniversary conference is “Gateway to Community in the City of Neighborhoods” which reflects the geographic makeup of our fair city, which was also the birthplace of ACGA in 1979. (And did you know that “Chicago” is actually derived from a French rendering of the Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa, translated as “wild onion” or “wild garlic”, which grew — and grows — here abundantly?)
The conference will provide over 40 workshops, round tables and tours highlighting best practices and innovative strategies from presenters from all over the world. This conference is essential for those interested in starting, maintaining or growing a successful community garden or community garden program.
And don’t forget to celebrate with us at the Garfield Park Conservatory for our Garden Soiree (Friday, August 8) with delicious and sustainable food and beverages, live music, and the chance to win fabulous auction items!
VOLUNTEERS: Get into the conference for FREE each day that you lend a hand!
SIGN UP TODAY FOR A VOLUNTEER SHIFT BY FILLING OUT THE FORM BELOW! (Deadline is Friday, August 1)
Scholarships for local gardeners as well as exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are also available!
More conference details HERE