Welcome to your spring AUA newsletter, blooming with resources to nourish our local food system. From free screening for lead in your soil to funding and financing opportunities to our Good Growing Practices for Chicago program, AUA is ever-vigorous in our mission to expand sustain agriculture in Chicago.

To ensure these resources are available to all growers, regardless of income or experience, AUA intentionally charges no individual membership dues. Which means during our once-a-year Member May drive, we come to you, our members, to ensure these essential resources can continue. Did you know that:

  • $30 funds 1 hour of translation and interpretation services
  • A contribution of $50 provides supplies for one Food Sovereignty Action Day
  • $100 enables us to provide one hour of free technical assistance to Chicago growers

What’s most important for our spring drive to raise $1,000 is the participation of all AUA members in a meaningful way. Will you join our 2,100+ member coalition to ensure the continued strength of these essential urban ag resources, services and infrastructure? Thank you for all that you do, and read on to see how your support is growing sustainable agriculture locally! This season’s fruits include:

Together we grow,

Laura Calvert
AUA Executive Director