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AUA’s 6th Annual (Virtual) Grown In Chicago Soiree
October 20, 2020

Join us on Saturday, October 24th at 4 pm for our 6th annual Grown in Chicago Soirée! This year’s virtual event will highlight ways in which we Grow, Harvest, Celebrate, and Connect with each other through a series of interactive workshops. The event will culminate in a round-table discussion about urban agriculture and how it […]

AUA Announces 2020-2021 Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program
October 12, 2020

Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program AUA is excited to announce the launch of our second Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program. This initiative seeks to match beginning farmers with experienced farmers to share in their wealth of knowledge and foster mutually beneficial relationships. This program seeks to expand: educational opportunities for growing food, flowers, medicine, farming […]

Meet this Grower: Gina Roxas, Trickster Cultural Center
August 26, 2020

Trickster Cultural Center, 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 Gina Roxas is the Program Coordinator for Trickster Cultural Center, a nonprofit Native American & community arts center in Schaumburg. As a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas, Gina has studied the environment through a multifaceted lens of traditional teachings from […]

Equitable Water Access for Chicago Food Security
July 15, 2020

Sign this petition to support a more equitable water policy for Chicago Gardens and Farms For more reading on this issue, check out the Block Club, NBC and Sun Times articles. In recent years, the City of Chicago has recognized the positive contributions of urban agriculture, including job creation, healthy food access, green space beautification, […]

AUA Awards 67 Farmer Support Grants to Chicagoland Farms and Gardens
June 29, 2020

6.29.20 — For Immediate Release Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), Food:Land:Opportunity (FLO), and Slow Food Chicago (SFC) announced on Monday the names of 67 farms, gardens, and collaborative projects awarded funding through two rounds of the COVID-19 Farmer Support Grant (see bottom of the page for full list).   AUA and partner organizations launched the COVID-19 […]