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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 […]

Free Soil Testing, Urban Ag Workshops & More at the Good Food EXPO!
March 23, 2018

The Good Food EXPO is here! AUA is delighted to be a part of the largest gathering in the Midwest focused on locally and sustainably produced food, March 23-24th. Be sure not to miss Saturday’s Organic Valley Good Food Commons – a day of FREE soil testing and FREE urban agriculture workshops! That’s right, the […]

The Latest Urban Ag News & Community Events: AUA’s Winter Newsletter is Here!
February 2, 2018

Dear Advocates, As growers, we know that winter is the perfect time to reflect and plan for the future season. I imagine many of you are nestled in with crop plans and seed catalogs. We wish you much growth and possibility this coming season! At Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA), we are reflecting on our […]

Request for Urban Ag Workshop Proposals at the Good Food EXPO
January 10, 2018

Calling all urban growers, composters, keepers of livestock, and chefs! Share your urban agriculture knowledge and passion by leading a 30 minute workshop at the Organic Valley Good Food Commons at this year’s Good Food EXPO March 24th! Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is delighted to take the lead in organizing this year’s workshops, which […]