AUA’s Chicago Urban Agriculture Resource Guide was developed as a tool for those wishing to participate as active members in the urban agriculture community. Whether growers are just beginning, looking to build on their previous experience, searching for resources for their existing project, or starting a new project on their own, almost anyone involved in urban agriculture can come to this guide for helpful resources to expand their knowledge on the topic.

AUA’s Resource Guide references many publications, toolkits and guides. See below for a curated list of frequently requested resources!

City Ordinances / Ordenanza de Agricultura Urbana

Soil Testing / Pruebas De Suelo

Water / Agua

As part of AUA’s vision of a flourishing, local food system, we are proud members of the Routes to Farm regional alliance. This collaboration of food-and-farm organizations serves the Chicago foodshed and supports farmers across the Midwest through access to training, best practices, mentorship, networking, and region-specific resources.