Training Opportunities

1939608_623034461110071_1473699422_oAre you hoping to learn more about growing food in the city?

Whether you are thinking about starting your own home garden, have acquired land for an urban agriculture project, or are interested in signing up for a plot at a community garden, there is a wide range of training opportunities offered by Chicagoland organizations throughout the year which will help you to become a more capable grower.

Be sure to also check out the AUA Resource Guide for online resources that are specific to growing food in Chicagoland.

If you are offering a training opportunity that you would like added to the list, please send a link with the information to info@auachicago.org. 

Upcoming Opportunities

 

September 2017

Sept. 2 – Introduction to AquaponicsPlant Chicago

Sept. 7 – What’s That Butterfly in my Garden?, U of I Extension (offered in-person and online)

Sept. 9 – Edible LandscapingWindy City Harvest (Saturdays, through Oct. 14th)

Sept. 9 – Rooftop FarmingWindy City Harvest (Saturdays, through Oct. 14th)

Sept. 9 – Value Added Product Session II, Windy City Harvest (Saturdays, through Oct. 14th)

Sept. 9 – Season ExtensionWindy City Harvest (Saturdays, through Oct. 14th)

Sept. 9 – Business and Entrepreneurship for Local FoodsWindy City Harvest (Saturdays, through Oct. 14th)

Sept. 19 & 21 – Cultivating Carnivores: Growing Carnivorous PlantsU of I Extension (offered in-person and online)

October 2017

Oct. 3 & 5 – Gardening as TherapyU of I Extension (offered in-person and online)

Oct. 21 – Value Added Product Session III, Windy City Harvest (Saturdays, through Oct. 14th)

 


Ongoing Opportunities

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship

Illinois Master Gardeners

Openlands Gardenkeepers

3Chicks Farm Mushroom and Chicken Raising Workshops

Plant Chicago Aquaponics

Triton College Sustainable Horticulture Program

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT)

Organic Seed Alliance – Free Online Course

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) – Free Online Courses

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