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!


This Earth Day, Support AUA with a Drink at HopCat!

HopCat Earth Day 4.22.17

Enjoy a drink and directly support AUA’s work this Earth Day, Saturday, April 22! All day long, HopCat (2577 N. Clark St.) will be supporting AUA by donating $1 of each pint sold from selected breweries!

Whatever your plans for Earth Day may be, this one’s easy – come by to raise a toast and support urban agriculture in the process! Or what better way to wind down after a great day of volunteering (check Friends of the Parks for a park near you!), than a drink of two that supports a flourishing local food system?

Additionally, AUA’s Outreach Coordinator, Nick Lucas, will be on hand in the early afternoon to promote AUA’s work, bring awareness to the public of the great things happening in our community, and ways to get involved. Come by and say hi!

Many thanks to HopCat Chicago and the following breweries, each of whom will be donating $1 of each pint to AUA: Oskar Blues Brewery, Blake’s Hard Cider Co., Boulevard Brewing Company & Saugatuck Brewing Company! See you there!


AUA Board & Working Group Meetings

Interested in getting more involved with the urban agriculture community in Chicago? Attend one of our working group meetings. Click here for detailed descriptions of each Working Group. Board meetings are also open to the public, but often have a packed agenda. If you would like to request that a discussion item be added to a Board meeting agenda, please contact us at info@auachicago.org.

Advocacy Working Group
Attend our Advocacy Working Group meetings to get involved with our work on civic engagement, policy initiatives, and sharing best practices.

Next meeting: TBD

Connections Working Group
Join us to discuss how we can strengthen our network and plan great events and gatherings for urban agriculture enthusiasts all over Chicago.

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 18th from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: FamilyFarmed
225 W. Hubbard St, #650

Resources Working Group
What resources does Chicago’s urban agriculture community need to thrive? Come to this meeting to help on new and existing projects.

Next meeting: TBD

Board of Directors Meeting
The monthly meeting of AUA’s governing body.

Next meeting: Wednesday, April 19th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: FamilyFarmed
225 W. Hubbard St, #650