Saturday, March 15
AUA is partnering with theÂ Good Food FestivalÂ to present a series of 20-minute micro workshops in composting, growing and preserving, led by experts fromÂ Chicago Botanic Garden,Â Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance,Â Lake Street Landscape Supply,Â Edible AlchemyÂ and more!Â Click hereÂ for moreÂ info about the Commons (which will also featureÂ livestock, culinary and community-building learning tracks) and the workshop schedule!
We will also be presenting a “civic engagement 101” panel entitled “Moving Beyond the Fork: Effectively Engaging Policy Change,” which will feature elected officials and advocates from theÂ Illinois Stewardship AllianceÂ andÂ Angelic Organics Learning Center. Â Click hereÂ for more info!
The Commons micro workshops and civic engagement panel will all take place on Saturday, March 15. Â Be sure to stop by our info table that day as well!
AUA will also be represented at the Festival on Friday, March 14 during itsÂ Food Policy Summit, where Steering Committee Co-Chair Harry Rhodes will moderate a panel entitledÂ Urban Agricuture and Local Food Enterprises as Vehicles for Community and Economic Development.
And don’t forget to check out all of the other awesomeness happening at the 3-dayÂ Good Food FestivalÂ (March 13-15), which is celebrating 10 years of promoting sustainable, local food! Â There will be a Financing & Innovation Conference on Thursday, a School Food Summit and “Meet the Buyers” reception on Friday,Â more than 150 farms, local food artisans, restaurants, and non-profits, not to mention an urban farm tour, on Saturday, and so much more!