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You’re Invited! AUA’s Annual Fall Gathering, Oct. 24th
October 10, 2018

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 developing technical assistance initiative community, networking and more! Free! All are welcome and the more the merrier! […]

Your AUA & Urban Ag End-of-Summer Newsletter is Here!
September 21, 2018

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 officially grew to three full time staff as we welcomed our new […]

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) receives major funding from The Chicago Community Trust to support urban farm operations to become market ready and meet best practices
June 15, 2018

Contact: Nick Lucas, Programs Manager, 773-850-0428, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is pleased to announce that it is has received a Food: Land: Opportunity Initiative grant to develop a technical assistance and certification program, in partnership with the city of Chicago and Chicago farmers. Funded through the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, […]

Urban Farm & Community Garden Composters: Register today to keep your site in compliance!
June 8, 2018

    As you likely know, in 2015 the city of Chicago passed amendments to the city compost ordinance which expanded what urban farms and gardens are able to compost. City ordinance now allows community gardens and urban farms to accept food scraps and other organic waste generated off-site. As part of this amendment to […]

Save the Date Aug. 9th for AUA’s Grown in Chicago Soirée!
June 5, 2018

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 agriculture that’s not to be missed! Join us for all this and music, merriment & community at […]

AUA’s “Member May” and Spring Newsletter!
May 25, 2018

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 of the urban farm business license campaign, recent statewide legislative victories, ways to get involved in the urban […]