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COVID-19 Farmer Support Grant — Round 2

COVID-19 Farmer Support Grant — Round 2

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), Food:Land:Opportunity (FLO), and Slow Food Chicago (SFC) announced the names of 32 Chicagoland farm businesses awarded grants through the first round of the COVID-19 Farmer Support Grant. 1st Round Grant Awardees: Anonymous Farm...

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COVID-19 FARMER SUPPORT GRANT

COVID-19 FARMER SUPPORT GRANT

      Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Food:Land:Opportunity, And Slow Food Chicago LAUNCH COVID-19 FARMER SUPPORT GRANT The COVID-19 Farmer Support Grant is an initiative led by Advocates for Urban Agriculture...

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Urban Livestock Expo

Urban Livestock Expo

AUA’s Urban Livestock Expo returns with FREE, family-friendly workshops on raising bees, goats, chickens, ducks, quail and more in your yard!

20 FREE workshops on raising goats, chickens, ducks, bees, and quail in the city! What can you expect at this Expo of workshops on daily care, ideal breeds, troubleshooting common problems, and professionals’ tips for being a good neighbor with animals in the city?

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September’s Urban Ag News and Events!

September’s Urban Ag News and Events!

AUA is delighted to expand our support for urban farms with our Grower Support Tab; Collaborate with Routes to Farm on a Farmer-to-Farmer Marketing Intensive; Provide important updates to the City of Chicago lobbying rules; organize a Food Sovereignty Action Day at...

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You're invited to Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA)’s 5th annual Grown in Chicago Soirée, Thursday, August 15th! Join fellow local food system entrepreneurs, growers, leaders, and supporters for a vibrant celebration of sustainable urban agriculture! This dynamic...

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Spring AUA & Urban Ag News!

Spring AUA & Urban Ag News!

Welcome to your spring AUA newsletter, blooming with resources to nourish our local food system. From free screening for lead in your soil to funding and financing opportunities to our Good Growing Practices for Chicago program, AUA is ever-vigorous in our mission to...

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What You Can Do in a Year: 2018’s Successes!

What You Can Do in a Year: 2018’s Successes!

It’s been an exciting and transformational year at Advocates for Urban Agriculture! In 2018, we launched a technical assistance  program, refined and updated AUA resources for urban growers, collaborated with city and state legislative partners to achieve important...

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You’re Invited! AUA’s Annual Fall Gathering, Oct. 24th

You’re Invited! AUA’s Annual Fall Gathering, Oct. 24th

Join AUA and your urban ag community for our Fall Gathering to: BYOB potluck (on the rooftop, weather permitting!) and celebrate the harvest season discuss current urban agriculture challenges and opportunities, including water access concerns learn about AUA's...

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Your AUA & Urban Ag End-of-Summer Newsletter is Here!

Your AUA & Urban Ag End-of-Summer Newsletter is Here!

Dear Advocates, Welcome to your end of summer AUA newsletter, filled with the fruit of yet another productive season of growth for Chicago’s urban farmers and gardeners! For AUA it’s been a particularly exciting season of development. Biggest of all, last month we...

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Save the Date Aug. 9th for AUA’s Grown in Chicago Soirée!

Save the Date Aug. 9th for AUA’s Grown in Chicago Soirée!

AUA's Grown in Chicago Soirée returns! Featuring a night market-style showcase of urban gardens and farms from across the city; local and regional financing opportunities; and a hyper-local urban farm-to-table dinner, this unique evening is iconic Chicago urban...

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AUA’s “Member May” and Spring Newsletter!

AUA’s “Member May” and Spring Newsletter!

AUA is delighted to share your spring urban agriculture newsletter, bursting with all the latest AUA and citywide news, events and resources. Important updates include an introduction to the City of Chicago’s new Urban Agriculture Project Manager, the current status...

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Request for Urban Ag Workshop Proposals at the Good Food EXPO

Request for Urban Ag Workshop Proposals at the Good Food EXPO

Calling all urban growers, composters, keepers of livestock, and chefs! Share your urban agriculture knowledge and passion by leading a 30 minute workshop at the Organic Valley Good Food Commons at this year's Good Food EXPO March 24th! Advocates for Urban Agriculture...

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AUA’s 2017 Year and Impact Review

AUA’s 2017 Year and Impact Review

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is delighted to share our Year in Review with you! It’s been a milestone year for our coalition as we mark our first year of organizational independence. In 2017, our work focused on strengthening our organizational and financial...

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AUA’s Fall Newsletter Is Here!

AUA’s Fall Newsletter Is Here!

Did you catch AUA's Fall Newsletter? Read on for: details on hoop house funding for Cook County urban farms and gardens (application deadline soon!), our final "Raise The Barn Crop" group volunteering day at Earnest Earth community garden, AUA and urban agriculture in...

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CPS Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy!

CPS Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy!

We are thrilled to bring you the news of another good food victory! The Chicago Public School Board voted on June 28, 2017, to adopt the Good Food Purchasing Program, which will mean a better plate for 380,000 students! An important source of healthy food for children...

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