Sat, Oct. 19th, 9am-12pm, at Star Farm Chicago, 5020 S. Throop St. Join our final Food Sovereignty Action Day of the year! We'll be helping Star Farm Chicago as they relocate their urban farm to their new, permanent home! Star Farm is a nonprofit urban farm that supports youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in therapeutic gardening and vocational training. We'll be repotting herbs and perennials, moving wood, compost, and equipment. Click here for details and to RSVP!
Oct. 28th, 6pm-8pm, at the Port Ministries, 5013 S. Hermitage Ave. Looking to start an urban farm? Interested in what is and isn’t allowed on a particular piece of property? Are your vegetables illegal?!? Zoning is the process of dividing land in a municipality into zones in which certain land uses are permitted or prohibited. Find out more about zoning ordinances in Chicago and what they mean for growing food and medicine in the city. RSVP requested. Childcare & Spanish interpretation available if requested by 10/21.
Oct. 29-30, at Angelic Organics Lodge, 1936 Rockton Rd, Caledonia, IL 61011. Attend this 2-day intensive to improve your farm marketing strategies, learn how to reach new customers, and dig deep into your marketing questions – all in a small setting. Leave with practical next steps and ideas which you can put into place immediately! This event is organized by the Routes to Farm network, of which AUA is a proud member. Click here for details and to register!
In addition to the AUA organized events above, there’s always something happening in Chicago’s diverse urban agriculture landscape.
See the community events calendar below for more, and click on individual events for details!
Have an urban agriculture-related event that you would like to add? Submit all the details on the form below!
Looking for dates and locations of Chicago farmers markets?
Please visit the City of Chicago’s farmers market directory.