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!
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 Home is an innovative job training program for formerly homeless or incarcerated people. They just won an award for the Outstanding Community Strategy of the Year from the Chicago Community Trust. You can see where it all began at their Wood St. Farm!
- 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.