Are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr. 1 – Building Raised Beds, Windy City Harvest
Apr. 1 – Compost Triage Workshop, Spontaneous Vegetation
Apr. 6 – MarketReady: Local Food Marketing Workshop Series, University of Illinois Extension (Thursdays, 4/6 – 4/27)
Apr. 7 – Compost Triage Workshop, Spontaneous Vegetation
Apr. 15 – Rooftop Farming Workshop Series, Windy City Harvest (Saturdays, 4/15 – 5/20)
Apr. 15 – Compost Triage Workshop, Spontaneous Vegetation
Apr. 16 – Urban Forage Medicinal Plant Walk, Spontaneous Vegetation
Apr. 22 – Mulching for Healthy Soils, Urban Edible
Apr. 22 – Extending the Growing Season, Urban Edible
Apr. 22 – Putting Small Acres to Work, University of Illinois Extension
Apr. 23 – Small Space Food Gardens, Urban Edible
Apr. 23 – Mulching for Healthy Soils, Urban Edible
May 5 – Straw Bale Gardening, University of Illinois Extension
May 6 – Herbs for the Home Garden, Windy City Harvest
May 10 – Master Urban Farmer Series, University of Illinois Extension (Weds, 5/10 – 7/27)
May 13 – Urban Forage Medicinal Plant Walk, Spontaneous Vegetation
June 1 – TreeKeepers Course, Openlands (Tues & Thurs, 6/1 – 6/27)
June 21 & 22 – Bi-State Compost School, University of Illinois-Extension
June 25 – Permaculture Design Certificate, Pachamanka Land System (2 consecutive weeks)