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!


Connect with AUA and Chicagoland Urban Agriculture
at the Good Food Festival, March 16-18, 2017!

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AUA is thrilled to be collaborating with FamilyFarmed and other Chicagoland urban agriculture leaders to bring you the 13th Annual Good Food Festival! AUA is organizing composting and growing micro-workshops at the Good Food Commons, helped coordinate the Urban Farm Bus Tour, and will have an exhibition table on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18! AUA’s Executive Director Billy Burdett will also be on two panels, “Growing Good Urban Ag Policy from the Ground Up” and “Urban Ag’s Presence and Importance with Good Food“.

Held at the UIC Forum, the event is the biggest Midwest gathering focused on locally and sustainably produced food! The three day conference begins on Thursday with Financing & Innovation and continues Friday with Trade Show & Policy. It all culminates with free workshops, chef demos and more on Saturday’s family-friendly Good Food Festival celebration!

Tickets are now available, and AUA is also offering several volunteer opportunities on Friday and Saturday. If you’re interested, please contact info@auachicago.org!


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: Tuesday, March 7th from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Openlands
25 E. Washington St, #1650

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, March 21st from 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Openlands
25 E. Washington St, #1650

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, March 15 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Video Call