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YOUR INPUT NEEDED! Urban Farm Business License Proposal

YOUR INPUT NEEDED! Urban Farm Business License Proposal

Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC), and other community partners are working to ensure a clear and reasonable process for an urban farm business license. The city requires a business license to do business, and urban...

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This Spring, Chicago’s Urban Agriculture Community Needs You

This Spring, Chicago’s Urban Agriculture Community Needs You

Every day, AUA works towards a flourishing local food system, one where urban agriculture supports community economic development, food security, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life for all. We promote progressive urban agriculture policy through...

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AUA’s Spring Newsletter is Here!

AUA’s Spring Newsletter is Here!

AUA's Spring 2017 Newsletter has arrived! Read on for: An important message from AUA's Executive Director Billy Burdett Details about AUA's Cultural Heritage Spring Gathering! An appeal for our Spring Donation Drive AUA's Exciting Photo & Blog Contest A...

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AUA is Hiring! Seeking Executive Director.

AUA Chicago is seeking a new Executive Director Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2002 and is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the greater...

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AUA Photo & Blog Contest – Submit and Win!

AUA Photo & Blog Contest – Submit and Win!

Hey Chicagoland gardeners! Spring is all around us and AUA wants to see and hear about it! Submit your favorite urban agriculture photos for our photo contest - the winner receives a beautiful, handmade gardening-themed notebook! Simply send your photos to...

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This Earth Day, Support AUA with a Drink at HopCat!

This Earth Day, Support AUA with a Drink at HopCat!

Enjoy a drink and directly support AUA’s work this Earth Day, Saturday, April 22! All day long, HopCat (2577 N. Clark St.) will be supporting AUA by donating $1 of each pint sold from selected breweries! Whatever your plans for Earth Day may be, this one’s easy – come...

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USDA-NRCS Announces $300,000 for Cook County Urban Farmers

USDA-NRCS Announces $300,000 for Cook County Urban Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces $300,000 in financial and technical assistance for Cook County agricultural producers! Learn about eligible projects and receive one-on-one application assistance at an...

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AUA Fall Gathering Tues, Nov. 15th!

AUA Fall Gathering Tues, Nov. 15th!

  You’re invited to our Autumn Gathering! Join old and new friends and colleagues for: 6-6:45PM: Potluck and urban agriculture community networking: please bring a dish! 6:45-6:50PM: Welcome and AUA overview 6:50-7:10PM: Community slideshow -- gardeners and...

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Save the date: AUA Urban Farm Field Day: Chicago FarmWorks

Save the date: AUA Urban Farm Field Day: Chicago FarmWorks

Support one of East Garfield Park’s most exciting urban agriculture projects by getting your hands dirty and learning about composting benefits and best practices in action! AUA Urban Farm Field Day Saturday, November 12 10AM-1PM Chicago FarmWorks Meet at 400 N Albany...

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AUA’s Summer Newsletter is Here!

AUA’s Summer Newsletter is Here!

Our latest quarterly e-newsletter has been released! In this edition, we take a closer look at an inspiring urban agriculture project from here in Chicago, share great news about state legislative updates, report on recent AUA events and Working Group progress, learn...

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AUA is hiring! Seeking part-time Outreach Coordinator

AUA is hiring! Seeking part-time Outreach Coordinator

Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) seeks a highly motivated part-time Outreach Coordinator to work with AUA’s Executive Director, Board of Directors, Working Groups, and members. The Outreach Coordinator focuses on event organizing, volunteer...

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AUA’s 2nd Annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase

AUA’s 2nd Annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Early Bird Ticket prices only go through 8/4, so act fast! AUA is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soiree & Showcase! Last year’s event was a great success, and we are eager to gather again for a fun night to...

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AUA Spring Gathering: Sunday, May 15, 2016

AUA Spring Gathering: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Join us for an afternoon outside to exchange food and recipes, photos, stories, and seeds! Building on the success of last year's spring cross-cultural exchange, this year's Spring Gathering reflects the same theme, this time held at the Global Garden Refugee Training...

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AUA at the Good Food Festival & Conference

AUA at the Good Food Festival & Conference

March 24-26, 2016 • Volunteer and get in for free on Friday and/or Saturday! • AUA is teaming up again with Family Farmed and lots of other great local organizations to offer a whole slew of urban agriculture programming at the Good Food Festival and Conference on...

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AUA’s Winter Newsletter is Here!

AUA’s Winter Newsletter is Here!

Our Winter E-Newsletter is packed with all the latest from AUA and Chicago's urban agriculture community, including a brand new project profile, info about AUA's offerings at this year's Good Food Festival (which is just around the corner!), and updates on AUA's...

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4th Annual Urban Livestock Expo Saturday, 2/27!

4th Annual Urban Livestock Expo Saturday, 2/27!

    AUA’s Winter Gathering this year is the 4th Annual Urban Livestock Expo. Come and learn all about raising bees, goats, chickens, and more at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (3857 W 111th St). We have a great lineup of presenters, and...

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AUA Movie & Mingle Night-February 2

AUA Movie & Mingle Night-February 2

Join AUA to watch a great new documentary, learn about a cool community garden project, meet interesting people, and have a fun night out at the Lagunitas TapRoom! We will be screening "Can You Dig This" winner of the Los Angeles Film Festival. This film, from produce...

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AUA is hiring! Seeking part-time Outreach Coordinator

  Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) seeks a motivated part-time Outreach Coordinator to work with AUA’s Executive Director, Board of Directors, Working Groups, and members. The Outreach Coordinator focuses on event organizing, volunteer...

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