Calendar of Events

Mar
17
Fri
Growing Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

A panel of leaders from Chicago’s urban agriculture movement will provide an overview of current policy initiatives that support urban gardens and farms, and lead a training on how to become a grassroots urban agriculture “Ward Ambassador” to effect positive change on the local level.

Chicago Food Policy Action Council
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

The Chicago Food Policy Action Council will present on current and upcoming food policy efforts in Chicago including procurement, urban farmland access, urban farm licensing and commercial livestock, food access and developing a plan for expanding productive land use.

Chicago Food Policy Action Council – Second Session
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Chicago Food Policy Action Council will present on current and upcoming food policy efforts in Chicago including procurement, urban farmland access, urban farm licensing and commercial livestock, food access and developing a plan for expanding productive land use.

Mar
18
Sat
Urban Agriculture’s Presence and Importance with Good Food
Mar 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Chicago is recognized as a national center for urban agriculture and innovative growing practices. This panel will discuss how urban farming contributes to the economy, environment, health and culture of our cities.

The Importance of Soil and Its Connection To Good Food
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Maintaining the health of our nation’s soils is a vital factor in a sustainable future for our agriculture. This panel will discuss the challenges to soil health, what is being done to address them, and soil’s contribution to containing climate change