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Schedule Announced for the Good Food Commons – FREE Soil Screening for Lead & Urban Ag Workshops!
March 6, 2019

AUA is delighted to be organizing the 2019 Organic Valley Good Food Commons at FamilyFarmed‘s Good Food EXPO! Be sure to come early and stay late for the dozens of free 30 minute workshops intended for the do-it-yourself enthusiast, covering important topics on urban gardening, composting, raising urban livestock, and culinary skills! Additionally, bring soil […]

AUA’s Winter Urban Ag Newsletter: So Many Ways to Get Involved!
February 3, 2019

As we prepare for the upcoming growing season, we’re delighted to share that there are so many ways you can get involved in our local food system this year. New this year, our community-based programming is building on our group volunteer action days at grassroots farms and gardens to offer educational programming as well. We’re […]

What You Can Do in a Year: 2018’s Successes!
January 23, 2019

It’s been an exciting and transformational year at Advocates for Urban Agriculture! In 2018, we launched a technical assistance  program, refined and updated AUA resources for urban growers, collaborated with city and state legislative partners to achieve important policy successes, and strengthened our ever-growing  coalition.  Catch all of the year’s successes and our big plans […]

Urban Growers & Supporters Gather to Strategize Upcoming Opportunities and Challenges at AUA’s Fall Gathering
October 31, 2018

At AUA’s annual Fall Gathering the evening of  October 24th, nearly 100 urban growers and supporters came together to celebrate the harvest season as a community and to discuss a number of important and upcoming urban agriculture topics, challenges, and opportunities. Click here for notes from the discussion around compliance with the City of Chicago, […]

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 […]