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Urban Growers Collective

TIME Magazine
“How Women Are Tackling Hunger in Their Communities” by Abby Vesoulis and Mariah Espada on March 3, 2021.

Time Out Chicago
“10 Black-owned businesses that are shaping Chicago right now” by Aaron Oliver on February 2, 2021.

“This Herd of Goats Recycles Christmas Trees in Chicago by Eating Them” by Patty Wetli on January 9, 2021.

Chicago Reader
“Amid COVID-19, Urban Growers Collective distributes nearly one million pounds of produce” by Adam M. Rhodes on October 2, 2020.

“Pritzker unveils urban farm, renewable energy site coming to Chicago” by Kay Shipman on August 7, 2020.

Time Out Chicago
“Every single restaurant featured in the Chicago episode of ‘Somebody Feed Phil’” by Morgan Olsen on June 12, 2020.

Chicago Tribune
“An urban farm to bring green energy, jobs to South Side” by Manny Ramos on August 7, 2020.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation
“In the U.S., Black-run urban farms fight food inequality” by Thin Lei Win on July 28, 2020.

“Urban farm feeds Chicago’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic” by Zach Ben-Amots on June 17, 2020.

“Urban Farmers on Chicago’s South Side Feed Communities During Health Crisis” by Evan Garcia on April 16, 2020.

Chicago Tribune
“Activists and farmers tackle food deserts on Chicago’s South Side — ‘Food is a tool of resistance’” by Adam Lukach, Darcel Rockett, Phil Vettel, Natalie Wade and Cheryl V. Jackson on June 28, 2019.

WBEZ’s Morning Shift
“Promoting Social Justice, Economic Development Via Urban Farming”  on May 28, 2019.

Big Green Chicago
“Interview with Erika Allen of Urban Growers Collective” by Sam Koentopp and Marla Guggenheimer on February 12, 2019.

Chicago Tribune
“Urban farmers forced off land find new ground to grow” by Louisa Chu on July 17, 2018.

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Block Club Chicago
“Urban Growers Collective, Chicago Bears Team Up To Bring Fresh Food To Woodlawn Students In Need” by Jamie Nesbitt Golden on December 18, 2020

“Market on wheels brings fresh produce to Chicago communities in need” by Yukare Nakayama on November 19, 2020.

Chicago Defender
“The Urban Growers Collective (UGC) Provides Emergency Food Access During COVID-19” by Christa Carter-Williams on July 10, 2020.

Great Big Story
“This Chicago Farmers Market is on Wheels” on June 26, 2019.

“Mobile Markets bring fresh produce to underserved Chicago areas” by Amy Rutledge on November 8, 2018.

Curbed Chicago
South Side farms sell produce to thousands using CTA buses as mobile markets” by Sara Freund on September 6, 2018.

“Urban Farming Program Marks 10,000 Customers Served” by Alex Ruppenthal on August 22, 2018.

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Block Club Chicago
“In The Middle Of Chicago, An Emerging Curriculum Blooms In A Hidden City Garden” by Catherine Henderson on July 12, 2019.


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