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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 […]

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, […]