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Grow with Us ft. Safia Rashid
April 15, 2021

Have you wondered what kind of harvesting tools you need? What’s the best time to harvest in the summer? Where you can store your extra tomatoes and what can you make with them? Join Chicago Urban Farmer Safia Rashid from Your Bountiful Harvest to learn more about harvesting, processing and storage for at home and […]

Simplified Access to Water for Chicago’s Urban Growers Announced
April 8, 2021

Urban farms and gardens provide tremendous value to our communities by increasing access to healthy food, creating jobs, supporting local economies, providing youth programming, cultivating biodiverse green space, mitigating the impacts of climate change, and fostering safer and more resilient communities. Chicago’s urban growers are instrumental to building a more equitable Chicago.  As a result […]

January 12, 2021

AUA GROWN IN CHICAGO COUNCIL – JOIN TODAY!  Are you an experienced grower interested in sharing information for the growing community about techniques and strategies to consider this Spring? Join the Grown in Chicago Council & help build the community of Chicago growers for $25/hour.  Applications for the Grown in Chicago Council are available now […]

Advocates for Urban Agriculture Awards Capacity Building Grants to Chicagoland Farms
December 15, 2020

Advocates for Urban Agriculture Awards Capacity Building Grants to Chicagoland Farms This December, Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) announced the names of 11 farm businesses awarded funding through their 2020 Capacity Building Grant. Through the Capacity Building Grant, AUA received $410,000 worth of requests from Chicagoland growers wanting to scale up their operations and strengthen […]

AUA Announces 2020-2021 Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program
October 12, 2020

Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program AUA is excited to announce the launch of our second Farmer to Farmer Mentorship Program. This initiative seeks to match beginning farmers with experienced farmers to share in their wealth of knowledge and foster mutually beneficial relationships. This program seeks to expand: educational opportunities for growing food, flowers, medicine, farming […]