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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

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 …

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 …

Food & Equity

Food & Equity

At Urban Growers Collective, we love food and equity.  Who wants to sit down to a feast when people are nutritionally deprived in your city? Or that we can’t make better food choices due to what is available or affordable in our neighborhoods? Urban Growers Collective was formed to work on this issue and create …