Our End-of-Winter Newsletter is here!  Inside you’ll find information about upcoming events (including this Saturday’s big party–see flier below!), updates on current projects and recent successes, an in-depth interview with SEEDS about their Mini Farm at Dunne Tech Elementary, and more!  To view the newsletter, just click HERE.

We’re also excited about this Saturday’s “Celebrating City Growing” party & AUA fundraiser, which will cap the first day of the Midwest Urban Farmers Summit (March 9-10) and feature an exclusive pre-release screening of a new documentary, Q&A with the filmmaker, live music, local beer and more – we hope to see you there!


AUA and the Midwest Urban Farmers Summit present:


an Urban Farming Celebration featuring:

Exclusive Test Screening of Growing Cities, Live Music, Local Beer and More!

It’s shaping up to be a full weekend ahead of us with the Midwest Urban Farmers Summit, the Farm Dreams workshop, Beekeeping Classes and more, but whatever your daytime plans on Saturday, plan on meeting up with us at the ECO Collective in Pilsen that evening to let loose!  AUA and the folks from the Midwest Urban Farmers Summit are hosting a party to kick off the growing season with an exclusive pre-release screening of Growing Cities (featuring Chicago farms like The Plant, Growing Home, City Farm and Growing Power!), a Q&A with the filmmakers, high-energy live music from the Kodiak Farm Boys (co-led by City Farm’s own Dave Henderson!), delicious local beer from Revolution Brewery, and popcorn!

All proceeds from the night will help to fund AUA’s outreach, educational and advocacy projects.  More details will be up on AUA’s website soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Saturday, March 9
@ ECO Collective, 2042 W 21st Street (not Place!)

Doors open at 7:30PM
Film starts at 8PM
Music starts at 9:45PM

ALL AGES (21+ ID required for service of alcohol)
$7 admission (free for Midwest Urban Farmers Summit attendees, but donations encouraged!)

Watch the trailer for Growing Cities here:

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/42288661 w=500&h=281] <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/42288661″>Growing Cities Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/growingcities”>Growing Cities Movie</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>