Join us on Saturday, October 24th at 4 pm for our 6th annual Grown in Chicago Soiree!


This year’s virtual event will highlight ways in which we Grow, Harvest, Celebrate, and Connect with each other through a series of interactive workshops. The event will culminate in a round-table discussion about urban agriculture and how it can bring us together during this time of social uprisings and global health crises. Your ticket purchase will include access to the virtual event and an AUA Tote Bag, filled with all of the materials needed to participate in the following workshops:

Grow: An introduction to mushroom growing with Full Circle Fungi

Harvest: Karla Morales, Chicago Chef & owner of Amor Y Sofrito, teaches us how to cook Vegan Sancocho, a Chicago garden root veggie stew inspired by a traditional Puerto Rican style stew, with produce from local farms.

Celebrate: Dia De Los Muertos Style Pumpkin Painting by Pilsen Arts & Community House. Learn how old practices of different cultures have evolved into what we celebrate today.

Connect : A round-table discussion featuring members of the Chicago urban agriculture community, including Selma Sims of Gardeneers, Imron Bhatti of the U.S Department of Housing & Development, Dr. Saria Lofton of University of Illinois Chicago, and Johari Cole of Iyabo Farms

AUA Totes will be available for pickup on October 22 & 23 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the following locations: Back of the Yards Coffee ( 2059 W 47th Street, Chicago ), El Paseo Community Garden ( 944 W 21st Street, Chicago ), Dill Pickle Co-Op ( 2746 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago ), Sugar Beet Food Co-Op ( 812 Madison St, Oak Park )

When purchasing your ticket, you will be directed to select your pickup location as an add on to your purchase. Please bring a valid ID for pickup.

We hope you can join us for this exciting virtual event!

Thanks to our event sponsors Groupon, Byline Bank, Option Realty Group, Patagonia, and Loyola’s School of Environmental Sustainability.

Questions about the event? Contact Bea Fry at be*@au********.org