Posts by: Laurell Sims

Growing Deeper

Growing Deeper

This Friday marks the end of another important week in the pivotal role Urban Growers Collective is playing in addressing food access here in Chicago during the COVID-19 crisis. During this time, we have leaned on our partnerships with the organizations we used to serve with our Fresh Moves mobile market bus, while also seeking …

Covid-19 ‘No-Contact’ Produce Pick-up

Covid-19 ‘No-Contact’ Produce Pick-up

Urban Growers Collective is offering a no-contact produce pick-up at the South Chicago Farm. We are offering a rotating selection of farm fresh produce, which may include spinach, spring onions, chickweed, and lettuces. There is also a selection of produce from Marano’s Wholesale Market, our Fresh Moves Partner, which includes items that will store longer …

Workshops Announced

Workshops Announced

Sessions to Address Urban Agriculture Techniques, Medicinal Herb Growing, Social Issues and Unique/Niche Skills for Beginner and Experienced Urban Farmers. Urban Growers Collective (UGC) is thrilled to announce a series of farming workshops that begin February 2 and continue through September. The workshops provide information for both experienced and beginning urban farmers that enrich and expand …

Goat Care

Goat Care

We got some calls concerning the goats and chickens at South Chicago being cold.  Here is some information to help clarify some of the issues. Housing Goats and chickens have a hoop-house at South Chicago farm.  It serves like a barn (but is actually warmer than a barn because the plastic traps the heat of …