Urban Growers Collective

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 …

Covid-19 ‘No-Contact’ Produce Pick-up
02 Apr 2020

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 …

What’s Growing On, Summer 2019
25 Sep 2019

What’s Growing On, Summer 2019

Summer Time Means… Summer time means hot and humid days in the city. It means farm-fresh vegetables at your local farmers markets and 7 (yes, SEVEN!) new baby goats at our South Chicago farm. Starting today, summer time also means the release of our quarterly newsletter. We hope you enjoy the first installment of “What’s Growing On?”