Advocates for Urban Agriculture

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Advocates for Urban Agriculture

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is a coalition of urban farms, community and school gardens, individuals and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago region. Formed in 2002, AUA’s community includes more than 2,300 members throughout the Chicago area and beyond.

AUA empowers urban growers to foster thriving communities through sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems. To achieve this mission in the Chicago region, AUA:

  • Educates and trains urban agriculture practitioners
  • Endorses good practices for urban growing operations of all types and sizes
  • Connects growers, consumers, and resources through an active coalition
  • Advocates for policies that allow urban agriculture to thrive

AUA envisions a flourishing food system that promotes urban agriculture in the Chicago area as an integral part of community economic development, food security, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life for the region, and in which practitioners, organizations, and residents can reap the benefits.


Chicago Metro Area


P.O. Box 168083, Chicago, IL 60616


Nick Lucas, Programs Manager
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