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2018 Beginning Farmer of the Year Competition Announced: $1,000 Cash prize! Great Publicity!
November 10, 2017

  The Beginning Farmer of the Year award, sponsored by Routes to Farm, a Farmer Alliance of which AUA is a proud member, seeks to celebrate and promote YOU the amazing folks who are entering sustainable farming! How does it work? Simply submit a 3-minute video to by January 12th, 2018. We’ll post all […]

AUA’s Fall Newsletter Is Here!
October 31, 2017

Did you catch AUA’s Fall Newsletter? Read on for: details on hoop house funding for Cook County urban farms and gardens (application deadline soon!), our final “Raise The Barn Crop” group volunteering day at Earnest Earth community garden, AUA and urban agriculture in the news, the latest from our working groups and more!     […]

Save the Date for AUA & Patchwork Farms’ Urban Ag Fall Gathering – Thurs, Oct. 26th!
September 27, 2017

  AUA and Patchwork Farms warmly invite you to our annual FREE Fall Gathering on Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6pm-9pm at Patchwork’s Humboldt Park site, 2825 W. Chicago Ave! Join us for delicious potluck, networking, hearty merriment, and engaging discussion. Learn about the next steps for the proposed urban farm business license, share the successes and […]

Laura Calvert Named New Executive Director of Advocates for Urban Agriculture
July 28, 2017

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is very pleased to announce that the 501(c)(3) organization has chosen Laura Calvert as its new Executive Director. She succeeds Billy Burdett, who led the organization for five years before leaving to farm full time. Laura comes to AUA from an eight-year stint with the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City […]

Join us for Grown in Chicago: Urban Agriculture Soirée & Showcase, August 10th!
July 25, 2017

You’re invited! Join Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) for the 3rd annual Grown in Chicago: Summer Soirée & Showcase! This homegrown gala celebrating sustainable agriculture features a hyper-local urban farm-to-table dinner with produce from the fields of 18 urban farms right here in Chicago, including: Gardeneers, The Urban Canopy, Cedillo’s Fresh Produce, Chicago Patchwork Farms, […]

CPS Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy!
July 1, 2017

We are thrilled to bring you the news of another good food victory! The Chicago Public School Board voted on June 28, 2017, to adopt the Good Food Purchasing Program, which will mean a better plate for 380,000 students! An important source of healthy food for children in the city, Chicago Public Schools make their […]