Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) empowers urban growers to foster thriving communities through sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems.

We envision a flourishing food system that promotes urban agriculture in the Chicago area as an integral part of community economic development, food security, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life for the region, and in which practitioners, organizations, and residents can reap the benefits.


Check out AUA’s list of urban & sustainable agriculture opportunities, including job postings, grants & funding opportunities, and training.


Your donation maximizes AUA’s impact and grows the urban agriculture movement.


From our Urban Field Days to workshops, our community calendar connects you to events across the Chicago region.


Whether it’s navigating Chicago’s compost ordinance or finding a reputable seeds supplier near you, AUA’s Resource Guide connects you with the organizations and information that can help.