We are a coalition of urban farms, community and school gardens, individuals and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago region. Formed in 2002, AUA’s community includes more than 2,300 members throughout the Chicago area and beyond.

 

Our Mission

EDUCATE

We educate and train agriculture practitioners throughout the Chicago region.

ENDORSE

We endorse good practices for urban growing operations of all types and sizes.

CONNECT

We connect growers, consumers, and resources through an active coalition.

ADVOCATE

We advocate for policies that allow urban agriculture to thrive.