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!

AUA Fall Gathering 

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Cultivating Knowledge
Sharing Current Urban Ag Research Relevant to Your Garden or Farm

Tuesday November 11
Loyola Chicago Institute for Environmental Sustainability
6349 Kenmore Ave., Seminar Room 123/124
Free to all!

The night will include:

  • Presentations on urban agriculture research being done in Chicago and how it applies to those growing food in the city
    • Chris Peterson on IES and higher education in urban agriculture
    • David Lowenstein on pollinators and biocontrol
    • John Taylor on urban plant varieties
    • Kellen Marshall on farmer knowledge and education survey
  • Tours and presentation on Loyola’s new sustainable agriculture program
  • Community Slideshow-Show off your garden or farm! Send 1-4 photos and a brief description to info@auachicago.org by noon on Monday 11/10
  • Community Potluck-Please bring a dish to share, or if you don’t feel like cooking, purchase food at IES’ Engrained Cafe, who will be donating 10% of proceeds to AUA



AUA Working Group Meetings

Interested in getting more involved with the urban agriculture community in Chicago? Attend one of our working group meetings. More info on what each of the working groups does here.

Connections: Wednesday December 11, 6-8PM, TBD

Advocacy: Tuesday November 18, 5-6:30PM at the Delta Institute, 35 E Upper Wacker Dr #1200

Resources: November 24, 6-8PM, Filter Cafe, 1373 N Milwaukee Ave. This will be a working meeting focused on our Urban Agriculture Resource Guide. Please bring a laptop if you have one.