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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 […]

Meet this Grower: Gina Roxas, Trickster Cultural Center
August 26, 2020

Trickster Cultural Center, 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193 Gina Roxas is the Program Coordinator for Trickster Cultural Center, a nonprofit Native American & community arts center in Schaumburg. As a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas, Gina has studied the environment through a multifaceted lens of traditional teachings from […]

Equitable Water Access for Chicago Food Security
July 15, 2020

Sign this petition to support a more equitable water policy for Chicago Gardens and Farms For more reading on this issue, check out the Block Club, NBC and Sun Times articles. In recent years, the City of Chicago has recognized the positive contributions of urban agriculture, including job creation, healthy food access, green space beautification, […]