gffc_mccarthy_img_1093Calling all urban growers, composters, keepers of livestock, and chefs! Share your urban agriculture knowledge and passion by leading a 30 minute workshop at the Organic Valley Good Food Commons at this year’s Good Food EXPO March 24th!

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is delighted to take the lead in organizing this year’s workshops, which aim to encourage Festival-goers to cultivate their curiosity by attending multiple informal 30 minute micro-workshops throughout the day. Workshops are organized thematically by learning tracks, each focusing on important topics within the Good Food movement. Submit your proposal here for these Good Food learning tracks:

  • GROW YOUR OWN: includes urban growing, container gardening, season extension, harvesting & handling, and other DIY gardening skills.
  • COMPOST IT: includes soil topics, vermiculture, compost teas, troubleshooting, best practices, or anything else related to composting practices.
  • RAISE YOUR OWN: includes livestock, raising urban animals, bees, chickens, goats, or anything else of interest to backyard livestock enthusiasts.
  • MAKE YOUR OWN: includes kitchen skills, keeping cultures (kombucha and sourdough), culinary curiosities, special diets, preserving, fermenting and other creative cooking topics.

In addition to the great exposure of presenting at this fun event, if your proposal is selected you will be listed in the Show Directory as a Good Food Commons presenter (name, affiliation and workshop title), and have the opportunity to sell your own book (or similar product) onsite.

Good Food Expo LogoDeadline to apply to share your knowledge and expertise with your fellow Chicagoans is Feb. 2nd, 2018. Submit your proposal and learn more here, and contact AUA with questions at in**@au********.org!

Organic Valley Good Food Commons Event Details:

Saturday, March 24, 2018
UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL
Length of Workshops: 30 minutes
Workshops Hours: 10:30am – 4:00pm