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!

Join us! AUA Cultural Heritage

Spring Gathering, May 20th

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Join AUA for our annual cultural-exchange spring gathering! Celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of Chicago’s urban agriculture community! Saturday, May 20th from 12pm-3pm at La Villita Community Church, 2300 S. Millard.

We’ll begin the afternoon breaking bread and networking over a community potluck, continue with a community slideshow of urban gardens and farms across the city, enjoy a cultural seed swap, and then be led with insightful conversation from a panel exploring topics such as:

  • Gardening and agriculture as a means to connect with culture, community and roots
  • Different cultural heritages, connections and history with farming and gardening
  • Building and strengthening community through urban gardens and farms, and connecting to broader communities
  • Food production and gardening as a tool for empowerment
  • How urban agriculture and its community can respond to recent hostility towards immigration and multiculturalism

We’ll also hear about the plans for a rooftop garden at our host location, La Villita Community Church! Bring a dish, some seeds, and celebrate what makes us strong – culture and community! Help us get the entire urban agriculture community out by sharing our Facebook event page!

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, May 16th 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, May 17th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: FamilyFarmed
225 W. Hubbard St, #650