Urban Growers Collective

22 Sep 2021

August Program Report

Dear Urban Growers Collective Family, Late summer at the farm means an abundance of tomatoes. We’ve been eating them with everything – salads, pizzas, tarts, sauces, and sliced with a bit of salt on top. August was yet another wonderfully busy month for us as the growing season slowly began to near its close. We’re preserving …

Press Release: WILD ELEMENTS Foundation Launches With Unprecedented Approach to Investing in Women Conservation Leaders
27 Apr 2021

Press Release: WILD ELEMENTS Foundation Launches With Unprecedented Approach to Investing in Women Conservation Leaders

Urban Growers Collective is excited to work alongside the WILD ELEMENTS Foundation, a new foundation working to shift power and vital resources to Women, Indigenous communities, and People of Color on the frontlines of conservation. WILD ELEMENTS is supporting the continued operations of Urban Growers Collective as we prepare to expand into the Green Era …

Message from the Directors
23 Dec 2020

Message from the Directors

As we have heard too often in 2020, we are all living in “unprecedented times.” For those involved in transitioning our current food system to one rooted in racial and social justice, we know that 2020 has shed light on problems that have plagued the food system since its inception. This year revealed the systemic …

Press Release: Urban Growers Collective Partners with Green Era to Provide Educational Programs and Sustainable Food Access on the South Side at Nine-Acre Renewable Energy and Urban Farming Campus
07 Aug 2020

Press Release: Urban Growers Collective Partners with Green Era to Provide Educational Programs and Sustainable Food Access on the South Side at Nine-Acre Renewable Energy and Urban Farming Campus

FOR RELEASE August 7, 2020 at 5 a.m. Media Contact:Alyssa Krueger/Nick HarkinCarol Fox and Associates773.969.5047/773.959.5033alyssak@carolfoxassociates.com nickh@carolfoxassociates.com Auburn-Gresham Redevelopment Project Estimated to Create More Than 40 Green Jobs, Teach STEM Curriculum to Youth and Provide Nutritional Resources to the Community CHICAGO – Urban Growers Collective today announced its partnership with Green Era Education to implement community …

Growing Deeper
15 May 2020

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 …