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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 […]

Black Lives Matter
June 5, 2020

Black Lives Matter.  Our team at AUA continues to be deeply saddened and angered by the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbury, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, James Scurlock, Laquan McDonald, Rekia Boyd, and the too many Black People who have died as a result of violent policing and systemic racism. We stand […]

COVID-19 Farmer Support Grant — Round 2
May 12, 2020

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 #1, Anonymous Farm #2, Bike a Bee, Broadview Farms and Gardens, Bronzeville Community Garden, Catatumbo Cooperative Farm, […]

Dr. Peter Sakas, Beloved Avian Veterinarian, Passes Due to COVID-19 Complications
April 6, 2020

“It is with a very heavy heart that I report that my favorite avian vet, mentor, and supporter, Dr. Peter Sakas, owner of Niles Animal Hospital, has died from complications of COVID-19. His quiet demeanor and self-deprecating humor masked a deep-seated compassion and a heart of gold, as well as a kind and generous soul. […]

Urban Livestock Expo
February 25, 2020

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?