Curious about Urban Farms? Join AGC’s Dan Schnitzer for an Urban Farm Bus Tour!

13 Mar

AGC’s Director of Sustainability and Operations, Dan Schnitzer, will be leading an Urban Farm Bus tour this Saturday as part of the Chicago Good Food Festival!

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A Sweet Baby Watermelon from AGC’s Urban Garden

Dan will be joined by Ron Nowicki from the Chicago Land Office, who will help introduce guests to four leaders in urban agriculture and sustainability. Details below from goodfoodfestivals.com. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

  • Windy City Harvest, a project of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, is a job training program that works with the City Colleges of Chicago to offer a certificate in Sustainable Horticulture and Urban Agriculture!
  • The Plant, located in Back of the Yards, is one of the most innovative and exciting urban farm and food projects in Chicago, or maybe in the country! They’ve got a rooftop farm, an outdoor farm, aquaponics, hydroponics, mushroom growing, a bakery with a wood fired oven, a brewery, a Kombucha brewery, and more.  Even more exciting, they’re building an anaerobic digester to convert their food waste into energy!
  • Growing Power is one of the best known urban agriculture organizations in the country.  Their founder, Will Allen, won a MacArthur Genius Fellowship in 2008 for his work in Milwaukee. We’ll be visiting their awesome Iron Street Farm, where their Chicago operations are centered.

Bus leaves promptly at 9:00am from the UIC Forum.  Registration at 8:30am.  Tickets $90 at the door, $75 in advance, and include all other Saturday Festival Events and Workshops

 

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