Group: Advocates for Urban Agriculture
When: Thursday, August 10, 6–9 pm
Where: Big Delicious Planet
Celebrate Chicago's urban agriculture community and help us grow it. Get your tickets now - early bird tickets prices end July 31st! This unique evening features:
Urban Farm Dinner - Indulge in a delicious dinner made from produce grown right here in Chicago. The fine folks at Big Delicious Planet, listed by the Green Restaurant Association as the Greenest Caterer in America, will be whipping up something special with produce supplied by their own urban farm and the evening's featured farms and gardens. It doesn't get any fresher than that! Come and experience what makes Big Delicious Planet the only 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant in Chicago!
Urban Agriculture Showcase - Meet and network with the 18 different Chicago urban farms and gardens that grew our dinner, including: Gardeneers, The Urban Canopy, Cedillos Fresh Produce, Chicago Patchwork Farms, McDowell Farm School, Windy City Harvest, The Cooperation Operation, OTIS Fresh Farm, South Side Occupational Academy, KAMII Food Justice & Sustainability Program, Chicago FarmWorks, Planted Chicago, Growing Home, GlennArt Farm, Global Garden Refugee Training Farm, City Farm, A Just Harvest, and Urban Juncture. Learn more about their work and potential ways to collaborate!
Urban Agriculture Resources - Connect with funding and training resources for urban ag entrepreneurs, including: Sustainable Local Food Investment Group (SLoFIG), Accion Chicago, The Hatchery, Good Food Accelerator, Farm Asset Builder, Kiva Microloans, and the USDAs Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). Learn about opportunities and emerging possibilities to take your urban farm or garden to another level!
Live Music, Local Beverages, and Beautiful Scenery! Enjoy this opportunity to explore the venue's gorgeous garden while you mix and mingle with others who are interested in urban agriculture. The open bar will feature the locally produced craft work of KOVAL Distillery, Lagunitas Brewing Co, Revolution Brewing, Dark Matter Coffee, and more!