Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Chicago Tonight Covers Urban Agriculture


Chicago Tonight covered urban ag in this fun piece. They focused on goats and touched on bees and (of course!) chickens!

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Urban Livestock Expo, 16 Feb., 2013


Interested in learning more about urban agriculture?

Come out for the AUA 2013 Urban Livestock Expo – FREE!

When: Sat, February 16, 10am – 1pm

Where: Garfield Park Conservatory (map)
Description: Open to all and FREE! AUA’s Winter Gathering will be all about livestock in the city! You’ll have the opportunity to learn key aspects of keeping chicken/ducks, bees, goats and rabbits, and discuss associated issues and needs for organizing, education, and problem solving.

THE BASICS of raising chickens, ducks, bees, goats, & rabbits in the city
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INTROS to local livestock keepers & networks
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SOURCES of info & supplies

Click here for the Expo_Poster.

Urban Farm Showcase/Job Training, Sept. 25, 2010


Employment Training Showcase at Growing Home’s Wood Street Urban Farm Saturday, September 25th, 10am-3pm.

814 S. Wood St.
773/434-7144

Admission: $5 suggested donation OR used, plastic grocery bags for our farm stand

Growing Home provides job training through an organic agriculture business and is located in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.

Featuring:
-Work Opportunity Tax Credit information for employers
-Seasonal refreshments made by our interns, with our own organic produce
-Farm stand
-Tours of the farm
-Workshops:

  • Seed Tapes
  • Keeping Produce Fresh
  • Growing Great Garlic
  • Brewing and Using Compost Tea
  • Building an Urban Root Cellar
  • Herb Drying
  • Growing an Indoor Salad Bowl