No snow isign Mark Wednesday, May 14 in your calendars, everybody!  AUA will be hosting its next Quarterly Gathering at the Arturo Velasquez Institute from 6 to 9PM, and it is shaping up to be a good one. In addition to our regular Potluck and Community Slideshow (more details below), the Spring Gathering will explore the big question of how to grow viable urban farming businesses with a panel and discussion about incubator farm projects across the city.

The panel will include representatives from the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Urban Farmer Incubator Program (which is an extension of Windy City Harvest, whose growing facilities and farmer training courses are based at the Arturo Velasquez Institute), Growing Power’s Farmers for Chicago program, and others, with Mike Nowak of WCPT’s (Chicago’s Progressive Talk Radio) The Mike Nowak Show moderating.

Keep an eye out for more details as the Gathering approaches!

AUA Spring Gathering:
Incubating Farmers in Chicago
Wednesday, May 14
Arturo Velasquez Institute
2800 S Western Ave
FREE & Open to All
6-7pm: Potluck!
7-7:15pm: Community Slideshow
Show off your garden or farm!  Send 1-4 photos to in**@au********.org by noon on Tuesday, 5/13.
7:15-8:30pm: Panel & Discussion on Farm Incubator programs across Chicago
Moderated by Mike Nowak of WCPT’s The Mike Nowak Show, and featuring representatives from Windy City Harvest/Chicago Botanic Garden, Growing Power/Farmers for Chicago, The Pie Patch, and Liberty Prairie Foundation!
8:30-9pm: Networking