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Autumn News: AUA Launches Farmer-to-Farmer Mentorship, Annual Fall Gathering, Proposed City Livestock Policy Update, & More!
October 4, 2019

AUA launches our Farmer-to-Farmer Mentorship program, Our annual, beloved Fall Gathering returns with BYOB potluck and community, Oct. 17th! Important Action Alert updates to the Proposed Livestock Ordinance, Final Food Sovereignty Action Day of the year, Sat. Oct. 19th, at Earl’s Garden Mae’s Kitchen Community Garden, Get your zoning & urban ag questions answered at […]

Action Alert & Joint Statement Opposing Proposed Chicago Livestock Ordinance (O2019-7576)
September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019 Right now, Aldermen Lopez (15th ward) and Napolitano (41st ward) are pushing an ordinance to severely limit livestock in your backyards and neighborhood farms. This ordinance – introduced without meaningful community input – hinders the ability of Chicago residents and urban farmers to grow and raise their own food through fees, fines, […]

September’s Urban Ag News and Events!
September 11, 2019

AUA is delighted to expand our support for urban farms with our Grower Support Tab; Collaborate with Routes to Farm on a Farmer-to-Farmer Marketing Intensive; Provide important updates to the City of Chicago lobbying rules; organize a Food Sovereignty Action Day at Winthrop Harmony Arts Garden, and so much more! Click here to check it […]

June 18, 2019

You’re invited to Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA)’s 5th annual Grown in Chicago Soirée, Thursday, August 15th! Join fellow local food system entrepreneurs, growers, leaders, and supporters for a vibrant celebration of sustainable urban agriculture! This dynamic night of community will nourish you with an urban farm-to-table dinner featuring 16 Chicago urban farms, an open bar, and all to the tunes of Vocalo Radio’s DJ Ayana Contreras! By simply joining us […]

Spring AUA & Urban Ag News!
May 1, 2019

Welcome to your spring AUA newsletter, blooming with resources to nourish our local food system. From free screening for lead in your soil to funding and financing opportunities to our Good Growing Practices for Chicago program, AUA is ever-vigorous in our mission to expand sustain agriculture in Chicago. To ensure these resources are available to […]

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 […]