Online Live Sessions

Grow with us are Monthly live online sessions with local Chicagoland growers discussing growing practices so you can grow food in your own home and/or backyard. In 2021, AUA collaborated with Garfield Park Conservatory and their 2nd Wednesday Lectures. Our collaborative sessions unite urban agriculture and nature to highlight the interconnection between the two worlds and how they shape and create an equitable food system.  

2021 Sessions:  

March: Accessibility in the Food System with Washieka Torres 

April: Harvesting and Processing with Safia Rashid 

June: Indigenous Foodways and Sovereignty and deepening our relationships to the land and food with Elena Terry

 September: Resistance is Fertile with Nateo Carreno

2020 Recordings: 

July: Indoor microgreens and herbs with David Toledo from Contemporary Farmer, Inc. Access recording HERE.

August: Fall backyard gardening with Natasha from We Sow We Grow. Access recording HERE.

September: Crop rotation and inter-planting with Dulce from Cedillo’s Fresh Produce. Access recording HERE.

October 26: Season extension with Paul Krysik from Windy City Harvest. Access recording HERE.

November 12 at 5pm: Seed saving with Gina Roxas from Trickster Cultural Center. Access recording HERE. 


AUA believes that a key tenant of cultivating an equitable and just food system lies in compensating growers for their time and expertise. Please support AUA in continuing to compensate our workshop leaders by making a $10 suggested donation in place registration. These donations will go toward covering the workshop leader fees, ensuring that we are able to continue providing this programming for the years to come!