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 AUA for a Night of Environmental Networking on Thursday, March 9th!


Join Advocates for Urban Agriculture Smart Grid Cluster and 11 young professional organizations for an evening of entertainment and networking as teams of environmental nerds take each other on to answer trivia questions! Free admission and prizes, beer, and snacks included. No need to arrive armed with a full team! We will help set up balanced teams.

Click here to register for “Next Generation of Environmental Professionals Presents: Trivia Night 2.0,” on March 9th, 5:30pm-8:30pm at Coalition: Energy. The entire night’s co-organizers include Smart Grid Cluster and the Associate Boards of: Delta Emerging Leaders, Rebuilding Exchange, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Next Bites, Plant Chicago, Usgbc Illinois Chapter, The Illinois Environmental Council, Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Young Professionals, Young Professionals in Energy, and Association of Energy Services Professionals!

Space is limited to 100 attendees, so register today for this free, fun night of networking!

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 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: 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, March 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm
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, March 15 from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Video Call